Pakistan to recall Malik, Razzaq for South Africa T20s
Islamabad – A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board has claimed that experienced all-rounders, Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq, are likely to return to the national team for the Twenty20 series against South Africa.
According to The Nation, the source pointed out that Razzaq would get a chance to play for Pakistan in the T20 series for the first time since September 2012 when he played in the World T20 championship in Sri Lanka.
He said the selectors had decided to test out the two seniors in the T20 series and if they perform well they would also be considered for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which follows in December in the UAE, the report said.
The source stated that the selectors are also feeling the pressure over the constant failure of the batsmen and once the turmoil in the PCB is sorted out there will also be serious discussion on whether Misbah-ul-Haq should be retained as captain of the one-day side.
The selectors have also decided to add left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar and pacer Ehsan Adil to the T20 squad, the report added.
Pakistan plays two T20 matches against South Africa later this month, the report further said.
Pakistan cricket team and its batsmen have come in for scathing criticism after flopping in the second Test and first two ODIs against South Africa, according to the report.