Saleem Jaffar, Pakistan’s chief selector, announced a 15-player roster for the bilateral white-ball series against South Africa on Friday.
The series, which comprises three T20Is and three ODIs, will be contested in Karachi next month.
Shawaal Zulfiqar, 18, has been selected for the three T20Is. He is also a member of Pakistan’s squad for the Asian Games next month.
Diana Baig, a right-arm pacer, also makes a comeback and has been included in both squads after recuperating from a finger injury that kept her out for more than six months.
Nida Dar, an accomplished all-rounder, will skipper the squad in lieu of Bismah Maroof, who stepped down following the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup in February this year.
Pakistan T20I squad for South Africa series
Nida Dar (c), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah and Umm-e-Hani
Reserves – Anoosha Nasir, Omaima Sohail, and Waheeda Akhtar
Pakistan ODI squad for South Africa series
Nida Dar (c), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sundhu, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Umm-e-Hani and Waheeda Akhtar
Reserves – Najiha Alvi, Natalia Parvaiz, and Tuba Hassan
The team management and schedule of the Pakistan team’s training camp will be announced in due course.
vs South Africa (all matches at National Bank Stadium, Karachi)
27 Aug – South Africa team arrival
1 Sep – First T20I v South Africa
3 Sep – Second T20I v South Africa
5 Sep – Third T20I v South Africa
8 Sep – First ODI v South Africa
11 Sep – Second ODI v South Africa
14 Sep – Third ODI v South Africa