The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the test series against South Africa, while retaining Shahid Afridi as skipper for the ODIs and T20 matches.
PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar confirmed the appointments and said details would be given later.
Misbah’s appointment comes as a surprise given that he was only recalled to the national team for the one-dayers and T20 against South Africa on Thursday after a gap of six months. Misbah, who has never captained Pakistan in test matches, last played in the T20 World Cup in West Indies.