Pakistan retain Misbah-ul-Haq, drop Mohammad Irfan for South Africa series

The selectors did not recall experienced all-rounders Shoaib Malik or Abdul Razzaq for the two Test matches against South Africa.

updated: September 27, 2013 10:36 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan retained under-fire skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and out-of-form Mohammad Hafeez but dropped tall left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan from 28-man probables list for the two-Test series against South Africa.

The selectors also left out experienced openers Imran Farhat and Taufiq Umar.

Misbah won the confidence of the board despite coming under severe criticism after Pakistan lost an ODI and a Test to lowly ranked Zimbabwe on their recent tour.

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