Pakistan will miss the services of senior all-rounders i.e. Mohd. Hafeez and Imad Wasim during the upcoming T20 series against South Africa and so, here is a look at the story.
Read: Why A 5-Wicket Haul For Nauman Ali Is Good News For Pakistan Cricket
So, What Really Is The Squad?
The following cricketers are part of Pakistan’s 20 member squad for the three match series in discussion.
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
Read: Fawad Alam’s 3rd Test Century Explains What’s Wrong With Pakistan Cricket!
Why Were Mohd. Hafeez and Imad Wasim Not Included & Who Else Has Missed Out?
Mohd. Hafeez will not be able to participate in the series owing to a bio-bubble deadlock with the board while Imad Wasim misses out owing to an undisclosed family reason.
Other than Mohd. Hafeez and Imad Wasim there are other notable omissions from the squad. These include Shadab Khan (who is out owing to an injury concern) as well as Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique (who have missed out owing to performance related issues).
Also missing is the names of Sharjeel Khan and Azam Khan who were expected to play the series. Also a notable absentee is Musa Khan who seems to have run out of favor following the appointment of the new selection committee.
Read: #PAKvsSA: Moin Khan Says That The Series Will Decide Misbah & Waqar’s Future
So, Who Is In?
Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Aamer Yameen and Asif Ali are back in reckoning as all four were selected to be part of the squad. Zahid Mehmood and Danish Aziz are also found an international assignment for the first time in their careers.