Asad Shafiq, opening duo Shehzad, Masood included in final Pak squad for Proteas series

Johannesburg, Oct 11 (ANI): Pakistani openers Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood, along with middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq, have reportedly been included by selectors in the side's final 15-man squad for the two-Test series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The opening duo impressed with their half-centuries in the drawn three-day side match for Pakistan A against South Africa, which ended in Sharjah on Thursday, while Shafiq managed 42 in the match.

According to Sport24, Shehzad is also tipped as favourite to make his belated Test debut, having already played 27 one-day and 15 Twenty20 internationals since 2009.

The first Test starts in Abu Dhabi from Monday while the second Test will be played in Dubai from October 23, the report added.

Pakistani squad: Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Khurram Manzoor, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Umar Amin, Adnan Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Abdul Rehman, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Asad Shafiq, Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood. (ANI)

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