Karachi: Pakistan cricket selectors have confirmed a 17-player squad, who shall be out there for choice for the primary Check in opposition to South Africa in Karachi.
Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, and Salman Ali Agha – who had been named within the 20-member preliminary squad – have been overlooked of the probables for the primary Check which begins on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, the three gamers will proceed to be a part of the squad and can function in warm-up and coaching classes on the Nationwide Stadium.
Quick bowlers Tabish Khan and Haris Rauf, together with spinners Sajid Khan and Nauman Ali and younger batsman Saud Shakeel – all at the moment are getting nearer to a Check Cap.
The ultimate XI, nonetheless, shall be finalized by the captain in session with the top coach.
In accordance with the PCB, Abid Ali and Imran Butt have been picked as openers whereas Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, and Saud Shakeel are in for middle-order batting.
Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz have been picked for the all-rounders’ slot. Each Mohammad Rizwan and Sarfaraz Ahmed shall be out there as wicket-keeper for the primary Check.
Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Tabish Khan have additionally been included within the 17-member possible for the primary Check.
The primary Check between Pakistan and South Africa shall be performed from twenty sixth January at Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium.