Pakistan to recall Malik and Razzaq for T20 series against South Africa?

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Razzaq has not represented Pakistan since the 2012 World Twenty20

Pakistan are likely to recall their veteran duo of Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq for the upcoming Twenty20 series against South Africa, according to a source within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“Razzaq will 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,” the source said.

The source also noted that if the pair perform well against South Africa, it is highly likely that they will be included in the squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka in December.

According to the source, the PCB are also considering “whether Misbah-ul-Haq should be retained as captain of the one-day side”.

“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 source said.

The national selectors have decided to include left-arm spinner Zulfiqur Babar and pace bowler Ehsan Adil into the Twenty20 squad as well.

Pakistan’s Twenty20 series against South Africa gets underway on November 13 in Dubai.

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