Cape Town – Pakistan has added veteran Mohammad Hafeez to his test squad before the series against Australia starting in Dubai on Sunday.
The 37-year-old has not played in the longest format for nearly two years with his last appearance in the test cricket against England in Birmingham in 2016.
Hafeez, who was also eliminated from Pakistan's ODI squad In the recent Asian Cup, he has been leveling numbers in domestic cricket since he was left out.
Hafeez played for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, scored a double-century and took four wickets to help his team win a first-class game against Peshawar last month.  A press release from the PCB said that Hafeez will fly to Dubai on the "first available flight" to join the national squad.
The right-handed hitter has an average of 39.22 after 50 tests and his players out of spinning. It could be a valuable asset for Pakistan in what is expected to be dry conditions.
Pakistan Test Squad:
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Azhar Ali, Fajar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah , Shadab Khan, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez