Karachi: Pakistan national selectors will have a tough job at hands when they sit tomorrow to pick the national cricket squad for the upcoming "home" series against South Africa in UAE, commencing on October 14.
Cricket fans, former players and experts have been extremely critical of the team management including the head coach Dav Whatmore, Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez, besides the selectors after Pakistan lost a One-day and a Test match to lowly ranked Zimbabwe in Harare recently. (Also read: Whatmore confident of Pakistan's resurgence)
"For the national selectors it is a dicey situation because they don't want to take too many risks against the world's top Test team, South Africa even though conditions in UAE is expected to favour Pakistan," a well informed source told PTI.
The caretaker chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has spent a busy time this week holding meetings with the national Whatmore, Misbah and Moin Khan, the team manager for Zimbabwe tour.