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Inzamam announces squad for West Indies tour

Updated Mar 15, 2017 04:40pm


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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


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Shahbaz Ahmed Mar 15, 2017 04:23pm

Where is Hussain Talat???

Hussain Mar 15, 2017 04:28pm

Gosh when will we get rid of Hafeez? His performance over the last two series has been pathetic. He was sent back from Australia just a while ago and even in PSL he wasn't really consistent

Azhar should be in one day squad as a batsman. He should never have been a captain

Syed Mar 15, 2017 04:28pm

OMG. When these akmal brothers ever leave. Umar finally out but now this old goat failure kamran is back. inzamam talking about youngster and yet bringing back this 36 year old proven failure who is only good in dead domestic pitches. What a shame. Next bring minandad, them akram and waqar as well if they start playing domestic and perform. Why cant we understand and let go past and move on. We talk about future world cup planning and yet calling back 36 year old. What a joke.

Shaz Mar 15, 2017 04:30pm

@AHA oh yeah , thanks for pointing out dude.

S. Daniel Mar 15, 2017 04:36pm

Why Hafeez appears again and again.

Owais Mar 15, 2017 04:42pm

Young team but two 'old', shoaib malik and kamran akmal are there ! an alarm for re-grouping and challenge for Sarfaraz !

shabat Mar 15, 2017 04:41pm

Azhar is old but Kamran is young?

Pappu Mar 15, 2017 04:44pm

Test matches select aamir yamin, sadaf hussain and fawad alam and please do not select kamran and hafeez.

sholay Mar 15, 2017 04:51pm

Same old rubbish

omar lakhani Mar 15, 2017 04:52pm

What a shameful, favorisim selection by Inzi, old players in team not youngester given chance, old guards Misbah buddies Hafiz, Malik, Wahab, Sohail and Kamran Akmal, very very overage players, never win champion trophy see Indian, Aust, NZ, S.Africa all are trying like V,Kohli,Pandia, Steve smith, Imran Tahir, Guptal, Morgan all are young talent ready to play champion trophy, we old guards, tired, unfit, unable to field these 5 players, Pak is not trying to young, hard hitters and physically fit players, Good decision to drop Azhar as a player and Captain, this is appreciated. He is not ODI players.

an outsider Mar 15, 2017 04:49pm

All you guys talking about Kamran Akmal's age What about Asif Zakir? Asif is 33 years old making a debut.

Qamar choudhry usa Mar 15, 2017 04:52pm

Inzi where is Fawad Alam he is better than Hafeez, Fawad domestic average is better than Shohaib Malik and Hafeez, 55 runs with good strike rate. Inzi do justification with honestly. Call Fawad Alam pls.

MALIK AHMED Mar 15, 2017 04:58pm

Dear Sir Inzimam, when would we get rid of Muhammad Hafeez, he is a big time failure, he even didn't perform in PSL you should have give chance to any youngster.

Salman Mar 15, 2017 05:01pm

Inzi as a player has no doubt brilliant but he did upset us as a chief selector with his decision !

ahmad bilal khan Mar 15, 2017 05:02pm

Sarfarz is young, hard worker, good sense and fighter, it is hard for him to success with politics of Shohaib Malik, Hafeez, Wahab Riaz ,Sohail Tanvir and Kamran A, they never play good and Sarfarz will not success as captain, bcs these ex captains, ex=senior players politics . Very very difficult for Sarfarz. PCB look to the result and his new captain future.

Muhammad Yasir Mar 15, 2017 04:58pm

Not a great work done in selection as we could have choose more better side like instead of Hafeez and Malik some new faces could have been brought in!! It make sense to select Akmal after he had shown some brilliant performance with the bat in PSL and also a great decision of not considering all those who failed the fitness test but at the same time i would have pick Hussain Talat an emerging talent instead of Malik or Hafeez. I suggest to make a blend of new and old player so that we can balance the team and not to change whole team overnight. I can feel some influence of high ups of not selecting Aamir in 20Twenty but happy to see alternate new players instead. All the best to Team Pakistan !!

COmBATICUS Mar 15, 2017 05:03pm

Great to see Kamran Akmal back in the squad. He has been performing consistently in the domestic games and was great in PSL. People who are question his place, did they see him bat in PSL ? No young gun can match Kamran's boundary hitting ability. Kami should be seriously considered as a high impact terrain hugging opener in test matches as well. He is our smart David Warner !

Arshad husain, London Mar 15, 2017 05:06pm

Is this team is for world class, NO Sir Inzi, these are old players in team, Sohail,Riaz, Kamran, Hafeez and Malik ???????? Questionable selection, they can beat Poor WIndies and can not win in Champion Trophy. Example, these team beat the WI "C" Class team in UAE and lost series with world class team NZ and Aust, Add Fawad Alam.

pakistani Mar 15, 2017 05:08pm

@shabat Azhar is old, but Kamran is there because of parchee.

pakistani Mar 15, 2017 05:14pm

@COmBATICUS . So this is Kamran Akmal's third come back or fourth? I cannot remember.

karim bukhari Mar 15, 2017 05:18pm

PCB nominated old age Talat Ali Malik as Manager is almost 69/70 yrs old team selected by Inzi, Tousif and third selector Haider unknown person, why Hafeez, Shohaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir and Wahab, where is Sohail Khan, Ashgar, Fawad Alam, Osama mir, PCB chairman intervene in this matter and cancel these players selected new blood.

Jamshed saadi Mar 15, 2017 05:24pm

@COmBATICUS : Reborn of Kamran and other used players like Malik,Sohail, Hafiz and Wahab Riaz. What is age of these players, why not we call Inzi,Miadad, Zahir Abbas.

Kam Mar 15, 2017 05:34pm

No Azhar but why Hafeez is still there? Tell me a single thing Hafeez did well in last 3 years? Shoeb Malik is with the team but why? Come on get rid of these repeated failures and start trusting your new lot.

Gaf Mar 15, 2017 05:35pm

What are Hafeez, Akmal and Shohib Malik still do in both PAK squads.

Where is the future?

No build up to the world cup whatsoever.

So sad, same old storey. If these guys win against weak WI team, what would have achieved. Why not give a complete new look against WI.

Tariq Hasan Mir Mar 15, 2017 05:58pm

In past since 1992 w/c ODI and one with captaincy of Yunus Khan win the T20 final, these oldage Misbah and Company, half dozen old IN/OUT basis never win any cups, again came back and failure of Sarfarz as captain, even though he is talent and hardworking. No hope for future growth of young talent. Inzi and Company to be replaced immediately, Sohail Khan, and Fawad Alam to be injected.

cornered tigers Mar 15, 2017 06:02pm

Parchi system continues!!

Dawn Mar 15, 2017 06:08pm

No Azhar Ali? Now I doubt Innzy's honesty.

israr khan Mar 15, 2017 06:11pm

I am sad to see no hussain Talat also there are few names I was expecting to be in odi side like saud shakeel, usman salahuddin all three v good middle order batsmen and lastly I am surprised not to see anwar ali in the playing 11 totally unfiar :( The route taken by PCB and team management I think is based on playing 11 as below

Ahmad Shahzad / Kamran Akmal, Fakhar Zaman / Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Tanvir/ Rumman Raees,
Wahab Riaz / Usman Khan Shinwari

if shinwari or ruman performs well they might end up playing more than 2 matches each.

israr khan Mar 15, 2017 06:15pm

for all you wonderful ppl who are questioning hafeez selection I completely understand and agree with you however he is in the side against WI because we might just win against WI based on hafeez offspin and PCB does not let any other off spinner to get a chance ... where is bilal asad I mean the chap has a t20 100 against his name get him in he is better than hafeez

zahid Mar 15, 2017 06:14pm

@Hussain just last two series??? he (Hafeez) is always pathetic!!!

R.s. Menon Mar 15, 2017 06:18pm

I have a suggestion for those who are not satisfied with Inzi's selection. Once Dhoni announces his retirement from all international matches, which is not far away, he can be appointed as Chief Selector of Pak.

R.S. Menon, Bangalore

Malik Mar 15, 2017 06:19pm

Wahab riaz in t20 but not Sami wtf

Mnkhan Mar 15, 2017 06:21pm

What about obe of the best bowlers of PSL , suhail khan, who bowled his heart out and left out of both squads

Must have selected aamir yamin and usama mir

Malik Mar 15, 2017 06:22pm

Azhar Ali should hv been in as opener he would be much better than big show useless Shehzad...

RIZ Mar 15, 2017 06:22pm

The only way to get rid of Hafeez is not to pick him in playing eleven. Hope Captain and Coach will do the best for the team by giving opportunities to youngsters.

zahid Mar 15, 2017 06:20pm

I think Shoaib and Hafeez bribe these selectors to always remain in the team.

Both these players are proven losers - below average players - despite of that always remain in the team. Shoaib Malik can only play spinners - cannot play fast bowlers or even medium pacers. Such a limited talent - being treated as stalwart. Some thing must be there for his and Hafeez' selection.

MJ Mar 15, 2017 06:34pm

Azhar is dropped because of young players like Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal (both haven't played a world class innings in last 20 years ) ???

J. Gamble Mar 15, 2017 06:48pm

@R.s. Menon Thanks for your useless suggestion. We don't need Dhoni, and we can manage our affairs ourselves.

hore choopo Mar 15, 2017 06:44pm

Hussain Talat and Osama Mir should be included.Nawaz gives too many runs.

J. Gamble Mar 15, 2017 06:46pm

I will miss Azhar Ali.

hore choopo Mar 15, 2017 06:50pm

kamran akmal is in good form. aamir yamin and ruman raees,hussain talaat and osama mir missing. hafiz should have been axed.

Prince of TIDE Mar 15, 2017 06:54pm

Wow how we surgically created room back for Akmal brothers and Chacha Hafeez is beyond me. Innocent folks have no voice in Pakistan !

Imran Mar 15, 2017 06:56pm

I am very disappointed to not see the names of Hussain Talat and Umar Akmal? And what has Hafeez done to keep getting selected? Rest of the selection is good. I might have preferred Sami over Sohail Tanvir.

Shahzaib latif Mar 15, 2017 06:55pm

OMG! What's wrong with hafeez. He was a complete failure both in aus and psl. Persisting with him will only assure an early exit in champ trophy.

Tom Mar 15, 2017 07:05pm

Inclusion of couple of yougesters is a welcome step but how come hafeez, shoaib Malik and akmal senior made into the squad considering the pathetic performance of hafeez in particular and doubtful credentials and age of akmal senior. We the fan had hopes that inzimam will be fearless and will stick to merit while selecting the national team but unfortunately he has let us down.

First pakistan Mar 15, 2017 07:07pm

last T20 Domestic Tournament won by Karachi team. Other Karachi team was runners up.

How many players are from both teams selected?

Only One

No merit again

Desi Mar 15, 2017 07:18pm

Kamran Akmal is back. That means politics is back. He will do his best to make sure Sarfaraz fails as a captain. Selectors always take one step forward and two steps back. When you choosing new players, when do you choose old ones who have been tested more than enough and failed.

Desi Mar 15, 2017 07:24pm

Without Azhar in ODI's, team will not score more than 150 runs. Azhar, though slow but keeps one end intact. Big mistake dropping him.

emad Mar 15, 2017 07:41pm

goodness gracious, Hafeez is like a leach attached to the pakistan team.

Sab se pehle pakistan Mar 15, 2017 07:48pm

Where is Hassan Khan? Talking about youngsters. How young Kamran Akmal is? The nation has not forgotten what Kamran Akmal did in Sydney test? Inclusion of Kamran Akmal will be disastrous for the team which is already struggling with match fixing allegations from PSL. If performance in PSL was the criteria to pick Kamran Akmal then why Sohail Khan who was the best bowler of PSL was dropped from the team? Pathetic selection.

Well said Mar 15, 2017 07:54pm

@Arshad husain, London excellent review. Eventually, they will let down in champions trophy and after w indies tour they will be in the final squad automatically.

ADAM Mar 15, 2017 08:42pm

It is not fair to bring Kamran back in the ring :(

PassiOn Mar 15, 2017 08:38pm

OMG Why Hafeez again, continuous failure since England tour. He does not deserve place by any means. Does not make sense. Where is young spinner Hassan. He was phenomenal in PSL.

shahid Mar 15, 2017 08:42pm

What made Asif Zakir, 34 get selected with his last 6 batting innings in the domestic list A matches being 27, 10, 37, 0, 0, 8, and 41? What made you prefer Junaid Khan over Sohail Khan, the best new ball bowler in the PSL? And finally, What mad you leave Hussain Talat out of the squad?

Shazad Mar 15, 2017 08:43pm

@Qamar choudhry usa 'Inzi where is Fawad Alam he is better than Hafeez, Fawad domestic average is better than Shohaib Malik and Hafeez, 55 runs with good strike rate. Inzi do justification with honestly. Call Fawad Alam pls.'

Fawad domestic average is better than Misbah, Younis, Inzamamam, Miandad, M Yousuf, Hanif Muhammad ... or any Pakistani ever played cricket for Pakistan, or any current batsman in any country who plays cricket ... and you are taking about Shoaib and Hafeez who are second grade batsman?

Anyhow, we are talking about Pakistan where nothing is Pakistani, everything belongs to people who run the institutions (sports or otherwise), who do everything that they like though it hurt the country, and it is unfortunate that there is no accountability or punishment for them in the country.

concerned citizen Mar 15, 2017 09:15pm

@COmBATICUS : Really, give it a rest there are plenty who can do better and less corrupt like him. Bringing him back means, more corruption and politics in team. I sure wish he sits outside and just enjoy the view and i wish same for Hafeez

concerned citizen Mar 15, 2017 09:13pm

@israr khan : you are clueless if you think he can pose threat to anyone in WI, We have plenty of options likes of Shadab and Nawaz to trouble anyone and Hafeez is a failure who is hanging around like a disease who needs to be removed for good.

concerned citizen Mar 15, 2017 09:17pm

@R.s. Menon : Well I would welcome Dhoni in any given day over Inzi logic

ENGR OSMAN Mar 15, 2017 09:57pm

Why Azhar Ali is not in this ODI team? Do we not want to play all 50 overs? Can Inzamam not swallow his own pride and recognise Ahzar Ali's class (or his unbeaten double hundred in MCG?)

Tauseef Mar 15, 2017 09:57pm

@Hussain Seriously when this team will get rid of Hafeez

Maveric Mar 15, 2017 10:09pm

Great...once again the trouble makers "Kamran Akmal, Ahmad Shehzad, Shoaib Malik & Hafeez" are back in the team. Good luck to Sarfraz in handling these non-performers in the team.

Talha Mar 15, 2017 10:08pm

Good squad. Only bad choice is the inclusion of Hafeez. Didn't deserve a spot in either of the squads.

hore choopo Mar 15, 2017 10:22pm

Why to accuse the selectors for parchi and nepotism?Shoaib Malik is consistent and a useful all rounder.A few senior players should stay ,though youngsters should be preferred in the long run.One hopes shoaib and Hafeez would soon give way to the youngsters.However youngsters like khurram manzoor,sami aslam ,etc were given fair chances.Older lot is still needed to fill up couple of spots. Why we start hating the old players who had performed heroics in the past?We should not be so much TOTA CHASHM.

hore choopo Mar 15, 2017 10:25pm

@omar lakhani What about Ashwin,Hashim Amla,Du Plessis,Rehane? There are always few older players in a team.

concerned citizen Mar 15, 2017 10:25pm

pathetic selection of Hafeez, Asif Zakir, but again I am sure they might not even get to play any games since we have to have few that only goes for joy ride.

Anees A. Mar 15, 2017 10:37pm

@Syed Well we talk about merit all the time, so he is in the team based on his recent performance.

Hyder Husain Mar 15, 2017 11:49pm

@zahid As regards Shoaib Malik, I fully agree with you that he cannot handle fast or even medium fast bowlers. He is not an aggressive stroke player. Most of his runs come from third man or point. He is definitely not suited for ODI or T20 cricket

Anser Mar 15, 2017 11:58pm

After Afridi retirement, only genuine alrounder is Hafeez.

Shaer khan Mar 16, 2017 12:12am

Hmmmm,,,,I wonder if Inzi has lost his mind. Sohail Khan the best pitcher of the PSL-2 is not even in the list. Fawad Alam, the best domestic batsman of the country is not in the list. UNFAIR VERY UNFAIR

Fanu Mar 16, 2017 03:29am

Astonished "Young, Super FIT and irreplaceable", 43 yo, Misbah is not in any of the above teams. It must be a mistake, I reckon!

Aruk Mar 16, 2017 05:21am

Bring back younus khan is a better solution for pakistan cricket team and its players,because he will be a handy player for pakistan to score more runs than selecting immad wasim.

Hassan Mar 16, 2017 05:41am

@Syed Kamran Akmal has been on fire with the bat. Which world have you been living in? Top scorer in the PSL this year, the domestic season and the last domestic season. Just because he has been in the team before you will not select him despite his consistent form? the key word being consisent.

jaipakistan Mar 16, 2017 05:48am

shameless display of Inzi's character.Same old tired players, well ! he can expect same old results. ( and we can expect the players to fix the matches)

PakSal Mar 16, 2017 06:07am

@Qamar choudhry usa Fawad Alam is a Karachiitte and Inzi and even his predecessors don't like, there's no other reason.

Zeb Mar 16, 2017 07:05am

Hafeez is the youngster and he ll be i every team. What is wrong with PCB. Kamran Akmal is another youngster!!

khan Mar 16, 2017 07:39am

Tired of seeing Hafeez in the squad ...Instead of Hafeez, Azhar Ali should have been selected ..Azhar Ali is a good ODI player when wickets falls like 9 pins Azhar is a kind of player who can control the innings ...Why Inzamam is not seeing the performance of Hafeez what kind of strategy policy is this, keep on selecting Hafeez for nothing...Selection are not based on performance basis

khan Mar 16, 2017 07:40am

@Pappu i am sure Hafeez will be in test squad as well ...Selectors will not select the team with out Hafeez because hafeez is a back bone of Pakistan team

khan Mar 16, 2017 07:44am

@an outsider if Asif is 33 years of Age h e should have not been selected ,,what is the use of 30 plus players in the team ...For ODI's and T20's players should be under 30 years of age ..once crosses 30 he should play only test cricket

khamkhwa Mar 16, 2017 08:27am

good job selectors. now that Kamran Akmal,Mohd Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have been selected, we can say good bye to Sarfaraz Ahmed as his days as captain are over.

Asif Mar 16, 2017 08:50am

All selectors current and past, have a grudge against Fawad Alam. I think they will never select him even after Misbah and Younus Khan retire.

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 16, 2017 09:40am

Inzi has no faith in newcomers? Why not new talent should be given chance to betterment of cricket in Pakistan like BCCI selects new talents. Why not that Sikh young man (Bowler) has been included the squad. Why not new talents are included?. Surprised that selector like Inzi is not interested in these new talents of Pakistan.

p Anver Mar 16, 2017 09:58am

@COmBATICUS You have got to be joking!!!

Hussain Mar 16, 2017 09:53am

@Zahid. Hafeez has always been pathetic but if at all he was being considered based on recent performance, was just pointing out that he has not performed recently. Kamran Akmal okay fine, should be given a chance as performed last 3 years. Just hope his politics within the team is kept in check.

Fawad Alam excluded???

Syed razi Mar 16, 2017 10:08am

Players like HAFEEZ & AKMAL BROTHERS are given chances on and on after they give one off performances in domestic or Asian pitches.......

This is the reason Pakistan Cricket has never matured.......

In the past we had same characters with different names.... Ejaz Ahmed and Rameez Raja

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 16, 2017 10:32am

According to INZI, OLD IS GOLD. Let INZI play in West Indies.

Mirza Mar 16, 2017 10:37am

Need to remove Kamran, Malik, Tanvir and Hafeez if we have to move forward with fresh talent. Give new players a longer run and get rid of these occasional performers. Malik has been around since 1999.

Mirza Mar 16, 2017 10:36am

Where is Sohail Khan? Highest wicket taker in PSL. If Kamran can be selected based on PSL then why not Sohail Khan?

Amjad Mar 16, 2017 03:03pm

Select certain players that will drop catches when required to do do. All part of the big money making scheme

Khalid Arif Siddiqui Mar 16, 2017 04:26pm

@Mirza Yes indeed, Sohail deserved to be in at least in the T20 squad.

Khalid Arif Siddiqui Mar 16, 2017 04:37pm

Mind boggling is the selection of KAKmal , Asif Zakir & Hafeez. God knows what is the rationale of Inzy & Co in selecting Hafeez (Aged 36) a consistent flop alongwith the other two are all above 35. Honestly speaking, I don't think any of the three deserved to be in the squad of both T20s & ODIs.

Chishti Mar 16, 2017 05:46pm

Shameful selection! Recycle old players like hafeez, shoaib, akmal ...Supress new talent, same policy that won them bottom slot in odi. Lets start with the top, Inzamam must go. Now couple of good innings will give them a blanket pass for next 5 series of failures! Really we should stop follow ing Pakistan cricket. No rebuilding of team, just nepotism. Clowns running the show!

optimist Mar 16, 2017 07:47pm

Five all-rounders in T-20 team means the new comers will not get chance. Babar Azam is too slow for T-20, Umar Akmal was a better choice. No need for Hafeez in T-20 as he is selected for his bowling but the team already has Imad Wasim, M. Nawaz, Shoaib Malik and Sohail Tanvir. For ODI its too soon for Fakhar Zaman he needs to be tested moreover Sohail Khan and M. Sami are far better bowlers than Junaid Khan.

optimist Mar 16, 2017 07:58pm

@Pappu - Forget Karachi players as long as Inzimam is selector. He thinks Karachi is Bangladesh or Afghanistan from where he cannot pick players. Anwar Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam, Sadaf, Saad Ali, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Sami, M. Abbas were not considered because they are from Sind but the selectors picked the failed and tested Junaid Khan, M. Hafeez, Kamran Akmal. Sind should apply to ICC for an associate member status.

optimist Mar 16, 2017 08:00pm

@Qamar choudhry usa - Fawad was not even picked by any PSL franchise, he could be a suitable Test player ready to take over from Younus Khan and Misbah.

A_Pakistani Ireland Mar 16, 2017 09:19pm

@optimist ... Fawad was not given the contract by PCB due to their biased decisions. No franchise can pick any player who is not in contract with PCB. It's the PCB who never bothered to include him in 55 players.

optimist Mar 16, 2017 10:50pm

@omar lakhani When Dhoni was made captain of ODI team he requested the selectors to drop old guards like Dravid, Laxman, Ganguly, Shawag and Tandulkar and to have a young team with preference for good fil;eders. If Sarfaraz wants to succeed this is what he should do. Sarfaraz should get rid of Kamran Akmal, M. Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan. There are planet of youngsters like Shadab Khan, Ramaan Raees, Hasan Khan, Babar Azam, Usman Khan Shinwari ready to to take over.

israr Mar 17, 2017 02:31am

Massive chance for kamran and ahmad shehzad to grab opening spots however still dont have any off spinner and how will we get a replacement for hafeez :)