Pakistan resisted a enticement to change and defended a same 16-man patrol that is now on debate in New Zealand for their arriving array in Australia, their arch selector pronounced on Monday.
The two-Test array in New Zealand will be finished on Tuesday, and a Pakistan group will leave for Australia a day after where they play a initial of 3 Tests — a day-night event in Brisbane — from Dec 15.
Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq pronounced smoothness is necessary.
“We have kept a same 16-member patrol for a debate of Australia since we trust in smoothness and consider that a same group has finished good in England so it will do good in Australia as well,” Inzamam said.
Pakistan drew a four-match array 2-2 in England in Aug this year, that quickly carried them to array one in a Test rankings for a initial time in their history.
However, they are in risk of losing their initial Test array opposite New Zealand in 31 years after unwell a initial Test in Christchurch by 8 wickets.
They were set a daunting 369-run aim by New Zealand in a second Test in Hamilton on Monday.
Inzamam pronounced a lot of names were deliberate though after conference with captain Misbah-ul-Haq and manager Mickey Arthur a same patrol was retained.
Former Test wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal, Usman Salahuddin and Asif Zakir were detrimental to not be in a patrol after scoring large in an ongoing domestic tournament.
Akmal, who played a final of his 53 Tests during Lord’s in London in 2010, has piled adult 826 runs, while Zakir has 811 and Salahuddin 813.
The remaining dual Tests will be played in Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7).
Pakistan will also play 5 one-day internationals in Australia, a patrol for that will be announced later.
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sharjeel Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan, Sohail Khan.