Leg spinner, Zahid Mehmood, is anticipated to obtain a name as much as the Nationwide T20I squad for the collection in opposition to South Africa based mostly on his stellar home performances. Mehmood is more likely to change all-rounder, Shadab Khan, who has been dominated out of the collection as a consequence of an harm.
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Mehmood is the very best wicket-taker within the ongoing Pakistan One-Day Cup, with 13 wickets in 7 matches. He was wonderful within the Nationwide T20 Cup and the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy as effectively. He picked up 12 wickets in Nationwide T20 Cup and completed because the third-highest wicket-taker in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with 52 wickets.
Shadab was dominated out of the second Check in opposition to New Zealand as a consequence of a high-grade full-thickness tear to the Rectus Femoris muscle and docs suggested him of a six-week rehab to completely get better from the harm.
Mehmood will face stiff competitors from Usman Qadir for the spot within the beginning line-up. Qadir picked up 4 wickets on his T20I debut in opposition to Zimbabwe a few months in the past, and the administration would possibly put their belief within the younger leggie.
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Pakistan Check squad noticed 9 adjustments from their dreadful tour of New Zealand and comparable adjustments are anticipated within the T20I squad. Wicket-keeper batsman, Azam Khan, middle-order batsman, Sohaib Maqsood, and openers, Zeeshan Malik and Sharjeel Khan are additionally rumored to be within the plans of chief selector Mohammad Wasim.
The primary T20I between Pakistan and South Africa might be performed on 11 February, whereas the second and third match might be performed on 13 and 14 February respectively.