Misbah-ul-Haq was retained as Pakistan captain for next month's Test series against South Africa despite poor results culminating in a first loss to Zimbabwe in 15 years.
Misbah's position was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board yesterday, but the full Test squad will be announced later.
The PCB also said 23-year-old batsman Umar Amin will skipper Pakistan 'A' in a three-day warmup game against the Proteas.
A training camp for Pakistan probables will be held in Lahore next week from Monday, and 28 players will participate.
Pakistan have won only one of five Tests this year, and that against lowly ranked Zimbabwe this month. Zimbabwe, however, came back to win the second Test to square that series two weeks ago, its first win over a major Test team in 12 years. Pakistan hadn't lost to Zimbabwe since 1998.
South Africa whitewashed Pakistan 3-0 in a Test series at home in February.