Three uncapped players named in Pakistan's Test squad for South African tour

Last updated: 11th January 2013  

Three uncapped players named in Pakistan's Test squad for South African tour

Adnan Akmal - not going to South Africa

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Pakistan have named three uncapped players in their squad for February's Test series in South Africa.

The newcomers are fast bowling duo Mohammad Irfan and Ehsan Adil, along with batsman Harris Sohail.

But their 16-man squad does not include wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal who has been replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed.

The seven-foot tall Irfan impressed selectors with his left-arm fast bowling during the recent one-day series against India which Pakistan won 2-1.

Pakistan will play Tests in Johannesburg (starting February 1), Cape Town (February 14) and Centurion (February 22).

After the Test matches, the teams will also play two T20s and five one-day internationals.

Pakistan's limited-overs squads will be named next month.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshaid, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Harris Sohail, Faisal Iqbal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman

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