KARACHI: All-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead Pakistan's challenge in next month's Super Sixes in Hong Kong, Pakistan selectors announced on Monday.
The 28-year-old Malik, who was national team captain until January last year, was overlooked for the series against South Africa starting later this month in the United Arab Emirates.
Instead Malik will lead a seven-member second-string Pakistan team for the Hong Kong event which will be held on November 6 and 7.
Pakistan chief selector Mohsin Khan said: "We have selected Malik to lead the team for the Hong Kong Super Sixes."
Other members of the Pakistan team are Imran Nazir, Shoaib Khan, Sohail Khan, Shabbir Ahmed, Ahmed Shahzad and Asad Ali.
Besides Pakistan, teams from Australia, India, England, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa and Sri Lanka will take part.
The teams are comprised of six players with one substitute.
The Hong Kong Sixes tournament was first held in 1992 and is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council. Pakistan won the inaugural event 18 years ago, then again in 1997, 2001 and 2002.