The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the Test and one-day series for the forthcoming tour of South Africa.

Pakistan's cricket selectors on Friday omitted all the Akmal brothers — Kamran, Umar and Adnan — for the forthcoming Test series against South Africa while recalling wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed to the 16-member squad.

Left-arm spinner, Abdul Rehman, who has just completed a three-month ban for a positive dope test in English county cricket and middle-order batsman, Faisal Iqbal, were also recalled to the squad which leaves on January 20.

(with inputs from PTI)