Pakistan cricket selectors today confirmed a 17-player squad who will be available for selection for the first Test against South Africa, which will begin on Tuesday.
The remaining three players will continue to be part of the squad and will feature in warm-up and training sessions at the National Stadium.
The playing line-up will now be finalised by the captain in consultation with the head coach.
The 17-player squad is:
Openers – Abid Ali and Imran Butt
Middle-order batsmen – Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (Captain), Fawad Alam and Saud Shakeel
All-rounders – Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz
Wicketkeepers – Mohammad Rizwan (Vice-captain) and Sarfaraz Ahmed
Spinners – Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan and Yasir Shah
Fast bowlers – Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Tabish Khan