PCB have named pace bowler Imran Khan and leg spinner Yasir Shah for first time in the 16-men squad. While left-hand opening batsmen Taufeeq Umar was recalled to the squad and Mohammad Hafeed after getting recovered from a hand injury was also included.
Taufeeq Umar has played the last of his 43 Tests in July 2012.
The 16 member picked by the selection committee headed by Moin Khan – with Ijaz Ahmed, Mohmmad Akram, Saleem Yousuf, Shoaib Mohammad and Wajahatullah Wasti and was approved by Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan.
The 16-member squad is as follows,
(1) Ahmed Shehzad, (2) Asad Shafiq, (3) Azhar Ali, (4) Ehsan Adil, (5) Haris Sohail, (6) Imran Khan, (7) Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), (8) Mohammad Hafeez, (9) Mohammad Talha, (10) Rahat Ali, (11) Sarfraz Ahmed (W/k), (12) Shan Masood, (13) Taufeeq Umar, (14) Yasir Shah, (15) Younis Khan, (16) Zulfiqar Babar.
The first Test will begin on Wednesday (October 22) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.