Misbah To Captain Pakistan Against South Africa
Misbah-ul-Haq has been retained as Pakistan captain and will lead the side when they meet South Africa in their upcoming two-Test series.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has named a 28-man squad of probables ahead of the series which begins with the first Test in Abu Dhabi from 14th October.
The 28 members of the probables list will take part in a camp from 30th September to 6th October and will be split into two sides to play a three-day game starting on 2nd October.
One team will be captained by Misbah, and the other by Umar Amin, who will lead Pakistan 'A' side against the South Africans in a three-day game.
Following Pakistan's defeat in the second Test in Zimbabwe, Misbah had faced criticism and some calls to be removed as captain, but the selectors have opted to stick with their embattled leader.
Despite being under pressure as a captain, Misbah scored three half-centuries during the drawn series, scoring 217 runs at 72.33.
All of the players involved in that Test series are in the probables list with Shan Masood, who was called up to replace Imran Farhat shortly before the squad left for Zimbabwe, among them.
Pakistan 'A' squad: Umar Amin (captain), Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Faisal Iqbal, Asad Baig, Ehsan Adil, Ahmed Jamal, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Usman Qadir, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper)
Pakistan Test probables: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Younus Khan, Faisal Iqbal, Adnan Akmal (wicket-keeper), Abdur Rehman, Usman Qadir, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Umar Amin, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqur Babar, Yasir Shah, Aizaz Cheema, Ehsan Adil, Ahmed Jamal, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Imran Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper)
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