Pakistan Test Squad for South Africa Tour 2013 Team Players List.Pakistan team squad against South Africa for test matches of 16 members announced and here if full Pak squad against SA test series 2013 final here by PCB.The national selection committee will finalise the 15-member Pakistan team on Friday for the forthcoming three-Test series against South Africa and hand it over to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“The selection committee is going to meet on Friday to select the Test squad,” chief selector Iqbal Qasim told Dawn on Thursday.
“As the Test series will take at least one month, the selectors will announce the two teams for the T20 and One-day International series later.”
Iqbal will also hold a meeting with PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf before going to sit with the selectors namely Saleem Jafar and Azhar Khan.
The lanky Shan is easily one of the most technically-sound batsmen on the domestic circuit and has in recent times earned the praise of senior players like Younis Khan, the former Pakistan captain. The 23-year-old Shan amassed 900 odd runs last season and has so far accumulated 700 runs at an average of 40 plus in the current one. As an opener, the left-hander is one of the leading run-getters on the domestic circuit.
Fast bowlers Mohammad Irfan and Ehsan Adil are among five players who have been called up to the Pakistan Test squad for the tour of South Africa, which begins at the end of the month. Batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Haris Sohail, and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed were the other inclusions who were not on the Test tour of Sri Lanka in June and July 2012.
The players left out were wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal, fast bowlers Aizaz Cheema and Mohammad Sami, batsman Mohammad Ayub and Afaq Raheem.
Pakistan play three Tests in South Africa, in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Centurion. The first Test begins on February 1.
Pakistan Test Squad for South Africa Tour 2013 Team Players List
Pakistan test team squad against South Africa test series 2013 players list details information here officially by PCB.
Pakistan Test Squad for South Africa Tour 2013:
Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Azhar Ali, Umar Gul, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Saeed Ajmal, Adbur Rehman, Haris Sohail, Faisal Iqbal, Taufeeq Umar, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk).
There have even been calls to axe him from all three formats but the Lahore-based batsman is likely to make the cut for the limited-overs series against South Africa.
“South Africa are a tough team,” Iqbal said. “We’ll need the best squad to challenge them.”
Pakistan leave for South Africa on Jan 20 to play three Tests, two T20s and five ODIs.
With the dust settling on Pakistan’s brief yet successful tour of India, national selectors are now mulling over what is perhaps their toughest task of the year – selecting a balanced team for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Iqbal Qasim, Pakistan’s chief selector, and fellow national selection committee members had a brainstorming session with coach Dav Whatmore, Test and ODI skipper and Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez in Lahore on Thursday.
Though the line-ups for all three formats came under discussion during the meeting sources told ‘The News’ that the main emphasis was on the Test squad. Pakistan would begin their challenging tour of South Africa with a three-Test series which is why selectors and team officials are currently focusing on naming the best possible squad for the longest format of the game.
The fact that the Proteus are regarded as the best team in the world at the moment, has forced the selectors to weigh all options as Pakistan are aware that the tour of South Africa is going to be a huge test. Pakistan are high on confidence after taming India in their own backyard earlier this month but that achievement wouldn’t mean much in South Africa where bouncy wickets and a feared pace attack are awaiting the Pakistanis.
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