PAK vs SA: Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman and Wahab Riaz dropped for T20I series

Last Updated: Sunday, 31 January 2021 (19:48 IST)
Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced a 20-man squad for their three-match T20I series against South Africa, beginning February 11.

and were dropped from the while several top names including the in-form Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim were also missing from the Pakistan squad.
 
Pakistan had last played a T20I series against New Zealand, which they lost 2-1. While Shadab led the side in New Zealand, Hafeez continued his purple patch with the bat.
 
Meanwhile, the Mohammad Akram-led selection panel named four uncapped players: left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar, bowling all-rounder Amad Butt, all-rounder Danish Aziz and legspinner Zahid Mehmood.
 
The squad along with the officials will enter the bio-secure bubble from February 3. The players who are a part of the second Test in Rawalpindi will join the bubble after the Test is completed.
 
All the matches of the three-match T20I series will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium on February 11, 13 and 14.
 
Squad: Babar Azam, Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mehmood (UNI)