Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Malik not included in the list of probables for limited overs squad
Karachi: Pakistan’s selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq is not keen on including ousted players Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal for the upcoming ODI series and solitary T20 international against England. The selectors have decided not to include the duo in the list of probables for the English tour and is willing to bring in fresh blood for the series.
The selectors have also decided to rest former captain Shoaib Malik, who is currently playing CPL in the West Indies.
“The selectors want to give new and young players maximum exposure in T20 cricket and are also considering resting experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik for the T20 match in England,” one source told PTI.
“The selectors have shortlisted 30 probables and these include mostly young players and there is no room for Shehzad or Umar,” the source said.
Inzamam is currently in England and is taking active interest in the performances of the Pakistan A team who is currently midway through the tri-series with English lions and Sri Lanka A. It is likely that the few new names will be picked up from the A side for the upcoming tour.
The selectors have included left-arm pacers Muhammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir for the limited over series after both were ignored for the Test series. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah has also been inducted in the shortlist of 30 probables which also includes Sharjeel Khan, Khurrum Manzoor, Khalid Latif, Emad Wasim, Zafar Gohar and youngsters Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Asghar.