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Sarfaraz to play in ODI series against South Africa

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Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed will most likely be included in the ODI series against South Africa, which begins in a few days’ time.

Head Coach Misbah ul Haq, captain Babar Azam and other officials are discussing the option to play Sarfaraz as the team’s wicketkeeper in the ODI series while Rizwan will only play as a batsman.

As per a report on, the team’s management is mulling playing Sarfaraz at number 5 while Rizwan plays at number 4.

Sources said if Sarfaraz is picked for the ODI series, either Asif Ali or Haider Ali will be dropped from the side.

The series starts with a one-day international in Centurion on Friday.

According to details, the 34-member squad included 21 players and 13 team officials. 10 members of the Test squad will depart for Zimbabwe on April 12.

On the South Africa tour, Pakistan will play three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches from 2-7 April and four T20Is from 10-16 April in Centurion and Johannesburg.

Green Shirts will then depart for Harare for three T20Is and two Tests, before returning home on 12 May.

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