Mohammad Talha set to make Test comeback after four years

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Talha has not played Test cricket in more than four years

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Talha is set to make his Test comeback after he was included in the Test team for the upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka, which gets underway on December 31 in Abu Dhabi.

Talha has not played Test cricket in more than four years as his last Test match for Pakistan came all the way back in March 2009.

Pakistan have also recalled pace bowler Umar Gul and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.

“It has been a tough time since I played my only Test,” Talha had told ESPNcricinfo before the start of the 2013-14 season. “Injuries have been a concern for while but I always tried to keep myself in the best shape amid tough competition and waited for the opportunity.

“Competition has always been there and I did manage to win a place in 2009 and was selected after that too. But lack of opportunity and some random injuries hindered my growth. No international cricket in Pakistan was also a blow to my career. I always felt empty since that incomplete Test match [in Lahore].”

Pakistan Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Adnan Akmal, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Rahat ali, Mohammad Talha.

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