Shoaib inducted into the Test squad against England


Karachi: Former skipper Shoaib Malik has been inducted as the 16th member of the Test squad against England subsequent to recommendation made by the national selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid.

The first Test between Pakistan and England commences at Abu Dhabi on October 13.

Manager Intikhab Alam had made the request to the chief selector, saying that he and head coach Waqar Younis were of the same view over retaining Shoaib Malik given his present form in T20Is and the ODIs.

“Following Intikhab Alam’s request, I spoke with my fellow selectors and there was unanimity over retaining Malik keeping in mind his current batting form and the off-spin bowling option that could be handy in the all-important forthcoming Test series against England,” said Haroon Rashid.