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Haris Rauf set to join Pakistan squad in England after returning two negative tests
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Haris Rauf set to join Pakistan squad in England after returning two negative tests

Haris Rauf is finally eligible to join Pakistan's squad after testing negative twice for coronavirus following a month-long bout of the infection.

While Rauf did not exhibit symptoms for the virus, he tested positive five times out of a total of six Covid-19 tests until July 20.

He was initially registered as Covid-19 positive along with nine other players at the end of the first round of testing of the extended line-up before departing for the England tour.

Subsequently, two batches of players have been able to fly to England after returning successive negative tests but Rauf's arrival in the team has been constantly delayed.

As a result, Mohammad Amir was called up the selectors to replace Rauf following the birth of the veteran seamer's second child.

Amir had withdrawn from the series due to the tour dates clashing with the birth of his daughter but confirmed his availability once the newborn was delivered.

However, Amir's presence in the team seemingly does not affect Rauf's prospects of donning the national jersey during the three-match T20I series scheduled to commence on August 28.

The rookie paceman made his international debut earlier this year against Bangladesh following a sensational run in Australia's Big Bash League.