The chairman of the Pakistan men’s cricket selection committee, Inzamam-ul-Haq, on Wednesday announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa, which will start in Port Elizabeth on 19 January.
The side will be led by Sarfaraz Ahmed and includes three openers Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, four middle-order batsmen Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, two all-rounders Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, one spinner Shadab Khan, four fast bowlers Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Usman Shinwari and Mohammad Rizwan as the second wicketkeeper/batsman.
There are five changes from the Test side, which is presently in Johannesburg preparing for the third and final Test. Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Abbas and Yasir Shah have been replaced by Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Usman Shinwari and Imad Wasim, respectively. There are three changes from the 15-man ODI side, which drew with New Zealand in the UAE after the final ODI was washed out. Asif Ali, Haris Sohail and Junaid Khan have been replaced by Mohammad Amir, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood.