“After careful consideration, we have decided to bring Syeda Aroob Shah and Natalia Parvaiz back into the fold in the T20I format,” chief selector Saleem Jaffar said. “Their recent performances and improved fitness have been remarkable, and we believe they will bring a new dimension to the team.
“Umm-e-Hani’s inclusion in both squads is based on her exceptional off-spin abilities. With the pitches in Karachi favoring spinners, we are confident that she will play a crucial role in our bowling attack.
“To bolster our fast-bowling department, we have selected Waheeda Akhter in the ODI squad,” Jaffar said. “With Diana Baig and Fatima Sana leading our pace attack, it’s essential to have cover for them. These two fast bowlers have proven themselves to be pivotal in ODI cricket, especially considering the use of two new balls.”
South Africa are ninth, having played only three games in the cycle so far, and winning all of them. The touring side will be reaching Karachi on August 27.
Pakistan Women T20I squad: Nida Dar (capt), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah and Umm-e-Hani. Reserves: Anoosha Nasir, Omaima Sohail and Waheeda Akhtar.
Pakistan Women ODI squad: Nida Dar (capt), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sundhu, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Umm-e-Hani and Waheeda Akhtar. Reserves: Najiha Alvi, Natalia Parvaiz and Tuba Hassan