Abrar Ahmed And Mohammad Ali Earn Spots For England Tests

Pakistan has named an 18-man squad for the three ICC World Test Championship matches against England in December, including the debuts of mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali.

Mohammad Ali and Abrar Ahmed were selected to play in the England Tests

Abrar, who is 24 years old, performed exceptionally well in the current Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. On Sunday (November 20,2022), before the start of the final round, Abrar had taken 43 wickets with an average of 21.95. He has collected five five-wicket hauls in just six matches, making his team a legitimate title challenger for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Do you know about Mohammad Ali's latest news? Mohammad Ali of Punjab has been the top fast bowler in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for the previous two years. With 24 wickets at 25.54 in six matches, he has more than any other fast bowler in the current first-class season. In 2021-22, he led all fast bowlers with 32 wickets while averaging just 22.78 runs per Mohammad Ali match in eight games.

The other two players to return to the side are Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zahid Mehmood, who were on the Test side for the three Tests earlier in the year against Australia.

What are the changes in Pakistan Team

Pakistan has made four changes to their Test team since their last outing in Sri Lanka, where they split a two-match series. Four of the eleven players—Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Fawad Alam, and Yasir Shah—are on the bench.

After undergoing appendix surgery on Sunday, Shaheen was ineligible for selection because he needs three to four weeks to recover before continuing his two-week right knee rehabilitation.

In three Tests against Australia earlier this year, Fawad scored 33 runs in four innings, while in his lone Test in Sri Lanka, he scored 25 runs. Yasir Shah grabbed nine wickets in Sri Lanka but has only taken 14 in seven Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches, while Hasan Ali has taken five wickets in his past four Tests against Australia and Sri Lanka.

As a result of this series, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, and Zahid Mehmood have all had their shot at prominence. After Abrar's first-class season in 2020-21, he quickly became a target for scouts. Babar Azam would benefit from having access to him for the forthcoming series because of the excellent form he has shown so far this season.

The reason the selectors picked Mohammad Ali

Mohammad Ali has been very patient and in control throughout his career, and his record reflects that. He has been our best fast bowler with 56 wickets at an average of 24 over the past two seasons in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

With this squad, Muhammad Wasim is certain that Pakistan will sweep the next Test series against England, just as they did in 2005."

In December of 2022, Mohammad Ali debuted in the Test match against England. On September 1, 2018, he debuted in a first-class match for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in the 2018–19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. For Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Mohammad Ali took the most wickets (25 in 5 games) in the tournament. On October 8, 2018, he debuted for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in the List A division of the 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup. He was included in the Pakistan A squad that played a List A and first-class series against Zimbabwe in April 2023. 

Where was Mohammad Ali born?
He was born in the Pakistani city of Sialkot.
How many tests has Mohammad Ali played?
He played 2 tests till now.
What is the height and weight of Mohammad Ali?
Mohammad "The Great" Ali stands 5.10 feet tall and weighs 65 kilograms.