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Wasim to announce 20-member squad tomorrow

Sports

January 14, 2021

LAHORE: Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim will announce a 20-member Test squad for the upcoming home series against South Africa on Friday (tomorrow).

Speaking in a video released by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim said that they will narrow down the squad to 16 players closer to the first Test, which is due to begin on January 26 in Karachi.

“We will initially announce a 20-member squad, which will be part of a [bio-secure] bubble. After that 16 players will be selected and handed over to the team management before the first Test. The captain and the coach will decide the playing XI from those 16 players,” Wasim said.

The newly-appointed chief selector added that the squad will be formed taking into account the conditions and the opposition.

“We have consulted with all six domestic coaches, the team management and captain Babar Azam, regarding the selection for South Africa series,” he said. “I will once again consult the selectors before announcing the squad in Karachi,” he added.