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Mohammad Abbas fit for second Test against South Africa

Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas is available for the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa starting January 3 in Cape Town. Photo: ICC Twitter
 

NEWLANDS: Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas is fit and available for the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa starting January 3 in Cape Town.

Abbas, who had been ruled out of the first Test with a shoulder injury he developed in the second Test against New Zealand, will be part of the playing XI for the second Test, sources said. 

Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan is also expected to be included in the team for the next match as a middle-order batsman.

According to sources, Rizwan will replace Asad Shafiq who scored a total of 13 runs in both the innings at Centurion.

Moreover, Haris Sohail who missed the first Test with a knee injury is also expected to make a comeback into the team provided he passes the fitness team.

The Proteas have a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series after they cruised to a six-wicket victory over Pakistan at Centurion.

The third Test between Pakistan and South Africa will be played on January 11 in Johannesburg. 

Pakistan squad for South Africa Tests

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi  

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