National Chief Selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq, after consultation with the captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur, has announced a 16-man squad for ODI series against South Africa.
Injured left-arm batsman Haris Sohail, left-arm bowler Junaid Khan and Asif Ali have been dropped from the squad.
In-form Shan Masood, Mohammad Amir and wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan will replace the trio in the squad, whereas Hussain Talat has been named in ODIs too after his consistent performances in T20s and the domestic circuit.
Shan Masood will accompany opening duo Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman as the third opener.
With Sarfraz as a skipper and Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez as the senior players, the selectors have aimed to retain the former ODI squad with only minor changes.
The five-match ODI series will start in Port Elizabeth on 19 January.
Here’s Pakistan’s complete squad:
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Waseem, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari, Hassan Ali, Hussain Talat
Meanwhile, the hosts have also rolled out a 14-man squad for the series against Green Shirts.
Ace batsman Hashim Amla, who missed the Australia series due to injury and the seamer Dane Paterson have returned to the squad.
Left-arm middle-order batsman JP Duminy and fast bowler Lungi Ngidi have not been considered because of injury.
The uncapped batsman Rassie van der Dussen, who was the top scorer of Mzansi Super League (MSL) domestic T20 competition, is also among the lucky fourteen.
Here’s South Africa’s full ODI squad:
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.