The Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Mohammad Sami has been included to a 15-men squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe, which is to be played on May 22 and 24 at Gaddafi Stadium.
The 15-memeber squad will be led by all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
However, Saeed Ajmal and Sohail Tanvir have been dropped from the squad following their poor performance against Bangladesh in Mirpur last month.
Zimbabwe is the first test-country to tour Pakistan after the 2009 terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.
Shahid Afridi (captain), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Mukhtar Ahmed, Noman Anwar, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Anwar Ali, Hammad Azam, Immad Wasim, Bilawal Bhatti, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami.
See, how Pakistani fans reacted to the announcement of the squad:
The Pakistan T20 squad is a blend of youth, old & very old. #PakVZim Good combination …
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) May 19, 2015
Anwar Ali in his last two T20s has conceded 78 runs in 8 overs. On what grounds he is making comeback in Pakistan’s T20 squad? #PakvZim
— Mazher Arshad (@cricket_U) May 19, 2015
Mohammad Yousuf “Junaid Khan should have been picked in the Pakistan T20 squad.He’s a bowler who should be picked in all 3 formats”
— Dar Tanveer (@Dartanveerah) May 20, 2015
Finally wait is over for Syed Imad Wasim.Former Pakistan under 19 captain first time got selected for Pakistan T20 squad against Zimbabwe.
— Syed Yahya Hussaini (@SYahyaHussaini) May 19, 2015