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PCB broadcasts 17-player squad for Pakistan’s first Check in opposition to South Africa

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  • Babar Azam will lead the facet whereas Mohammad Rizwan will probably be vice-captain
  • First match begins January 26 in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has introduced a 17-player squad for the primary check match in opposition to South Africa slated to start January 26 within the sea port metropolis. 

Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam and Salman Ali Agha – who had been named within the 20-member preliminary squad – have been neglected of the probables for the primary Check which begins on Tuesday. Nonetheless, the three gamers will proceed to be a part of the squad and can characteristic in warm-up and coaching periods on the Nationwide Stadium.

The enjoying XI will probably be finalised by Pakistan Cricket Crew (PCT) captain Babar Azam with consultations with the top coach. 

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The 17-player squad is as follows:

Openers: Abid Ali and Imran Butt 

Center-order batsmen: Azhar Ali,  Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Saud Shakeel

All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Sarfaraz Ahmed

Spinners: Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan and Yasir Shah

Quick bowlers: Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Tabish Khan

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