Pakistan have been compelled to ring more changes to their squad for the opening Test against Australia in Rawalpindi after fast bowler Haris Rauf was ruled out due to COVID-19. As a result, Naseem Shah, who was originally a travelling reserve, has been added to the squad. Rauf will now serve isolation for five days and will link up the squad once his quarantine is over. The PCB also confirmed that the rest of the squad and support staff were retested following Rauf's positive result and everyone returned a negative test.
Pakistan have added Naseem Shah to their squad for the first Test of their series against Australia.— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) March 1, 2022
Shah, still only 19, has 20 Test wickets to his name so far in his career.#PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/P7gaE4yqMK