Hafeez and Shafiq likely to miss the test series against SA
25 September, 2013
KARACHI: Squad of Pakistan cricket team for the home series in UAE against South Africa is expected to be announced on Thursday (September 26), Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq are likely to miss the test series, Our Sources reported on Tuesday.
Some changes are expected in the test team of Pakistan after the defeat in the second match against Zimbabwe.
Mohammad Hafeez's inclusion in the team is doubtful while poor performance of middle order batsman Asad Shafiq in Zimbabwe left rare chances of his insertion in the team.
Opening Batsmen Taufeeq Umar and middle order batsman Umar Akmal will likely be the part of the team.
Furthermore, it is expected that Zulfiqar Babar will replace Abdur Rehman for the upcoming series.
South Africa will play Pakistan in two Tests in the United Arab Emirates from October 14.
South Africa will arrive in the UAE on October 5 and will play a three-day practice match to prepare for the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
The teams will move to Dubai for the second Test on October 23 before switching to colored clothing in November.
Sharjah will host the first and fifth ODIs while Abu Dhabi also gets two games with Dubai hosting the remaining one-dayer and both T20s.