Shoaib Malik returns to Pakistan Test squad after five-year absence

Shoaib Malik
Ex-Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik made his most recent Test appearance against England at Edgbaston in 2010

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been named in the squad to face England, more than five years since playing the last of his 32 Tests.

The 33-year-old returns following the intervention of manager Intikhab Alam after talks with coach Waqar Younis.

The three-Test series starts in Abu Dhabi on 13 October.

Meanwhile, off-spinner Bilal Asif has become the third Pakistan bowler in the past year to be reported for a suspect action, Alam told AFP.

Pakistan Test squad to face England: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Younus Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan.

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