Shan Masood, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Abbas have all been dropped from the Pakistan squad for the Test series against South Africa.
There are several new faces for the two-Test series, including Haris Rauf, Imran Butt, Kamaran Ghulam and Salman Ali Agha.
This in response to a woeful showing in their Test series against New Zealand, which they lost 2-0 and never looked competitive in.
Strong performances in domestic cricket have forced Hasan Ali into the Test squad after a two-year absence. There’s a first-time call-up for off spinner Sajid Khan, while Yasie Shah, Nauman Ali and Mohammad Nawaz complete the spin attack in the squad. There’s also a call-up for 36-year-old seamer Tabish Khan.
Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah have been ruled out through injury. Babar Azam, injured during the New Zealand series, takes over the captaincy from Mohammad Rizwan.
Abid Ali , Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (capt), Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan