The Pakistan cricket selectors named 16 players and 5 reserves for the three Tests against Australia, which will be held at Rawalpindi, Karachi, and Lahore, respectively. Three changes have been made to the national team since the series against Bangladesh. Haris Rauf, who last played in New Zealand in the 2020-21 season, has replaced off-spinner Bilal Asif, while Shan Masood has taken over from Abid Ali, who is finishing his recovery after being diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome. The reserve pool has been expanded to include Yasir Shah.

On Wednesday, February 16, test players who are not participating in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2022 will gather in Karachi for a training camp at the National Stadium.

According to cricketpakistan.com, chief selector Muhammad Wasim says, “For the crucial home series against Australia, we have chosen stability and have only made changes when absolutely essential. This aims to instill confidence in the players, recognize them for their outstanding results in the 2021 lengthier edition of the game, and continue to develop the team for the future. On the domestic circuit, they are the best available, most skilled, and in-form players. I’m optimistic they’ll put forth a strong showing against a difficult Australian team.”

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that Saqlain Mushtaq would remain as head coach for another year, as well as the appointments of Shaun Tait as fast bowling coach for another year and Mohammad Yousuf as batting coach for the Australia series.