Pakistan Announces 16-Man Test Squad for the South Africa Tour 2018-19
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the highly anticipated 16-member Test squad for their upcoming tour of South Africa in the 2018-19 season. This comprehensive squad brings together a mix of experience and fresh talent, ensuring that Pakistan is ready to take on the Proteas.
Among the notable inclusions in the squad are the fast bowler Muhammad Amir, the leg-spinner Shadab Khan, and the explosive opener Fakhar Zaman. Their return to the squad adds depth and variety to Pakistan’s lineup.
However, the squad sees the omission of Saad Ali, Bilal Asif, and Mir Hamza. Wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan has been given a nod for the tour.
The Pakistan cricket team’s squad for the South Africa tour in 2018-19 is tailored to participate in three Test matches, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), ensuring comprehensive coverage of formats.
The experienced Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the Pakistani Test squad during their South Africa tour in 2018-19. Here’s the lineup:
- Fakhar Zaman
- Imam Ul Haq
- Shan Masood
Middle Order Batsmen:
- Azhar Ali
- Babar Azam
- Asad Shafiq
- Haris Sohail
- Muhammad Rizwan
- Hasan Ali
- Muhammad Abbas
- Muhammad Amir
- Fahim Ashraf
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Shadab Khan
- Yasir Shah
This comprehensive squad for Pakistan’s test team has the right mix of opening batsmen, middle-order batsmen, and a versatile bowling lineup. With an impressive pace attack featuring Muhammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, along with spinners Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah, Pakistan is well-prepared for the challenging South African conditions.
The tour will kick off with the first Test match commencing on December 26, 2018, at Centurion. Pakistan is geared up for a competitive series against South Africa, and cricket fans worldwide are eager to witness the action unfold.