Skipper Younus Khan could sit out Pakistan's opening Champions Trophy cricket match against the West Indies tonight.
Younus, who led Pakistan to their World Twenty20 victory, hurt his finger in a warm-up game and may not be risked in the Group A match in Johannesburg.
Paceman Mohammad Asif could play after a one-year doping ban ended today.
Stars Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Dwayne Bravo have been left out of the West Indies squad because of a dispute over pay.
Their novice side recently lost Test and one-day series to Bangladesh, but skipper Floyd Reifer insists his side will put on an impressive performance in South Africa.
India and defending champions Australia complete the Group A line-up, with two teams advancing to the semi-finals.