Veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz have been excluded from the 20-man Pakistan squad for the upcoming T20I collection in opposition to South Africa.
Chief Selector Muhammad Waseem introduced the squad throughout a stay press convention in Lahore on Sunday.
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 Test squad, the T20I group, too, featured a bunch of home stalwarts corresponding to and others who had lengthy been forgotten Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Zahid Mehmood and Danish Aziz, and in addition marked the return of forgotten males Aamer Yameen and Asif Ali.
Among the 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 stay 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 collection of surprises within the Test squad, opting to present alternatives to a number 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 Test.
The first T20 between the 2 groups will likely be performed on February 11, the second on February 13 whereas the final recreation will likely be performed on February 14.