- Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz excluded from 20-man squad
- Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Zahid Mehmood and Danish Aziz make the squad
- First T20 to be performed between the 2 groups on February 11
Pakistan Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim introduced the 20-man squad for the upcoming T20I sequence in opposition to South Africa on Sunday. Wahab Riaz and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez have been excluded from the squad.
The 20-member squad contains of the next gamers:
Babar Azam, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Zafar Gohar, Faheem Ashraf, Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mehmood
As per the precedent set by Wasim within the Check squad, the T20I group, too, featured a bunch of home stalwarts reminiscent of and others who had lengthy been forgotten Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Zahid Mehmood and Danish Aziz, and likewise marked the return of forgotten males Aamer Yameen and Asif Ali.
Among the many notable absentees have been veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Musa Khan, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Abdullah Shafique.
Wasim introduced the squad in Lahore throughout a press convention, which was broadcast reside on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s official YouTube channel.
The incumbent chief selector, who had changed Misbah-ul-Haq late final yr, had sprang a sequence of surprises within the Check squad, opting to present alternatives to a few of the prime performers of home circuit, together with Nauman Ali, who went on to have an distinctive debut in opposition to South Africa within the first Check.
The primary T20 between the 2 groups will probably be performed on February 11, the second on February 13 whereas the final sport will probably be performed on February 14.