Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi is likely to be recalled after some disappointing batting from the Test side.
Pakistan have struggled for form during their Test series in South Africa and as a result, may have the squad shaken up for the limited over games.
This could see a return for all-rounder Shahid Afridi, whose experience in the shorter version of the game could prove invaluable. He has played 349 one day internationals for his country, as well as featuring in 58 Twenty20 matches.
None of Pakistan’s top order have really impressed on the tour so far, with Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq’s stand of 219 in the second Test, the only stand-out performance. Opener Mohammad Hafeez and ‘keeper Sarfraz Ahmed only managed 26 runs each in four innings.
Likewise, Namir Jamshed could only score three runs from two innings in the second Test, which Pakistan lost by four wickets.
Pakistani website Hindustan Times also reports that there will be an overhaul in the bowling attack as well, because apart from the exception of Saeed Ajmal’s ten wicket haul in the second Test, they too have not met the country’s expectations.
As a spin bowler who has taken 348 ODI wickets, Afridi could be the ideal candidate to bring in; as not only would he bring a wealth of experience, but would also freshen up a side low on confidence.
Afridi has caught the selectors’ eye after some good performances for Pakistan ‘A’ during their recent series against Afghanistan.