Pakistan goals to capitalise on its 2-0 victory within the Test sequence towards South Africa when it takes on the Proteas within the three-match Twenty20 sequence that begins on Thursday.
“The results of Test sequence will have an effect on the Twenty20 sequence,” Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis advised reporters throughout a digital press convention in Lahore on Wednesday.
Waqar was the bowling coach when a second-string Sri Lanka routed Pakistan 3-0 at Lahore in 2019.
This time round, Waqar shouldn’t be underestimating the second-string South Africa with out its T20 regulars — captain Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali is a part of Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad with Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf to give Pakistan a formidable tempo assault.
Pakistan had to miss Mohammad Hafeez after he couldn’t be a part of the crew’s bio-secure bubble in Lahore by the February 3 deadline.
Hafeez scored 415 runs in T20 internationals final 12 months, however was busy taking part in in a T10 League within the United Arab Emirates.
The squads (from):
Pakistan: Babar Azam, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Zafar Gohar, Faheem Ashraf, Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mehmood.
South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen, Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Pite van Biljon, Glenton Stuurman, Jacques Snyman.