- 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