2013
06.23

The Pakistan selectors decided to drop the senior trio of Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat from the probables list in the wake of the team’s failure in the Champions Trophy but at the same time recalled veterans Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan for the West Indies tour.

A reliable source in the board said that the 20-member probables list has been submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board. “The list also includes several new players who have done well at the domestic level or have played in the recent past for the national team,” the source disclosed. The new players in the list include openers Ahmed Shahzad and Khurrum Manzoor, middle order batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Haris Sohail, all-rounders Hammad Azam and Muhammad Nawaz.

Faisal Iqbal, Umar Akmal and pace bowler Aizaz Cheema have been recalled. “Wicket-keepers Adnan Akmal and Sarfaraz Ahmed are included in the probables list,” he said.

The selectors had met with head coach Dav Whatmore in Lahore this week to discuss the performance of the team in the Champions Trophy and plans for the forthcoming tours. Pakistan will play five one-day internationals and two T20 matches on their tour to the West Indies followed by one-dayers against Zimbabwe in mid August.

The team is due to leave on July 7 for the West Indies and it has been learnt that the selectors had submitted names to the board so that the visa processing can start…

cricbuzz.com

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