Experienced Pakistan allrounders 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.
Pakistan T20 Squad 2013: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal (wk), Umar Amin, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Abdul Razzaq, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Malik, Abdur Rehman