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06-Nov-2013 05:20:00 GMT
Pakistan v South Africa, 2013-14, UAE

Razzaq, Malik Recalled for T20s Against South Africa

Karachi: Experienced Pakistan all-rounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik were on Tuesday recalled for the two T20 internationals against South Africa in Dubai.

Razzaq, 33, returned to the side after he last played against Australia in the 2012 World T20 Cup in Sri Lanka and developed a rift with captain Mohammad Hafeez.

Former skipper Malik, who has played 216 ODIs and 53 T20 internationals, was sidelined after the Champions Trophy in England but has done well in domestic cricket this season.

Pacer Umar Gul, however, did not find favours from the the Pakistani selectors although he has resumed playing domestic cricket since he underwent a knee surgery in Australia in May.

There were no other surprises in the 14-member squad which is a blend of youth and experience.

The presence of four seasoned allrounders Shahid Afridi, Razzaq, Malik and Hafeez gives the squad a lot of depth and balance.

Pakistan will play two T20 matches on November 13 and 15.

Pakistan T20 squad: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman.

In: Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman

Out: Asad Ali, Anwar Ali, Haris Sohail, Zulfiqar Babar, Sarfraz Ahmed

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