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Inzamam announces squad for West Indies tour

Updated March 15, 2017

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced the 16-member One Day International (ODI) team and 15-member Test and T20 squads for the upcoming tour of West Indies.

Addressing a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the chief selector said that all factors were taken into consideration when selecting the team.

When asked whether the squad was selected based on their fitness level, Inzamam responded saying "32 players had passed the fitness test but we cannot select a 32-member team".

"Umar [Akmal] was the only player who failed the fitness test," he added. "Of course, fitness is important but performance is the main factor."

When asked about the exclusion of former ODI captain Azhar Ali from the squad, the chief selector said, “Azhar is a very good player. We wanted to give opportunity to the younger players to play the one-day matches.”

“It is possible that when we go to England to play the champions trophy… then we might give opportunity to the seniors,” he added.

Inzamam went on to inform that Mohammad Amir was not selected in the T20 squad as the management wanted to give him some rest.

The chief selector, further reflecting on the process of selection, said the need was felt that younger players should be given the opportunity to play ODIs.

"All the young players who have been selected will be given a chance to perform," Inzamam maintained.

ODI Squad

  • Ahmad Shehzad

  • Kamran Akmal

  • Muhammad Hafeez

  • Baber Azam

  • Shoaib Malik

  • Fakhar Zaman

  • Asif Zakir

  • Sarfraz Ahmad (Captain/WK)

  • Immad Wasim

  • Shadab Khan

  • Hassan Ali

  • Wahab Riaz

  • Muhammad Amir

  • Fahim Ashraf

  • Junaid Khan

  • Muhammad Asghar

T-20 Squad

  • Ahmad Shehzad

  • Kamran Akmal

  • Muhammad Hafeez

  • Baber Azam

  • Shoaib Malik

  • Fakhar Zaman

  • Sarfraz Ahmad (Captain/WK)

  • Immad Wasim

  • Shadab Khan

  • Muhammad Nawaz

  • Hassan Ali

  • Sohail Tanvir

  • Wahab Riaz

  • Rumman Raees

  • Usman Khan Shinwari