Pakistan call up Kamran Ghulam, Hasan Ali for Kiwi assignment

Uncapped batter Kamran Ghulam has been rewarded for his fine form in the domestic circuit with a call-up to Pakistan’s Test squad for their upcoming series against New Zealand following the retirement of veteran Azhar Ali. Hasan Ali makes a comeback to the squad while Mohammad Ali and Faheem Ashraf, who both featured in the Test squad that took on England, have been dropped.

The 27-year old Kamran had earlier been called up into the Test squad early in 2021, and was also in the reserves for the Tests against Australia earlier this year.

Test squad: Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Zahid Mehmood