Afridi returns for Pakistan ODI, T20 squads

By AFP
Published: February 7, 2012

All-rounder Shahid Afridi has been included in Pakistan’s One-Day International and Twenty20 squads for the matches that begin on February 13 in the UAE. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: All-rounder Shahid Afridi has been included in Pakistan’s One-Day International and Twenty20 squads for the matches that begin on February 13 in the UAE.  

Opener Taufiq Umar will return home after the three-Test series which Pakistan won 3-0.

The first of four one-day matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on February 13. The one-days will be followed by three Twenty20 internationals.

Misbahul Haq will lead Pakistan in both the formats.

Pakistan ODI squad: Misbahul Haq (captain), Younus Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Azhar Ali.

Pakistan T20 squad: Misbahul Haq (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Awais Zia, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam.

Reader Comments (16)

  • The Flying Object
    Feb 7, 2012 - 1:23PM

    Why is Imran Farhat in the squad??? Parchi again???

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  • Salman Nisar
    Feb 7, 2012 - 2:22PM

    ODI 11 Should be :

    Mohammad Hafeez,
    Imran Farhat,

    Younis Khan
    Umar Akmal,(wk)
    Asad Shafiq,
    Misbahul Haq (captain),

    Shahid Afridi,
    Hammad Azam

    Umar Gul,
    Saeed Ajmal,
    Wahab Riaz,

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  • WK
    Feb 7, 2012 - 2:36PM

    While watching the Test Series it was evident that these pitches will suit spinners.. So why Pakistan has taken four fast bowlers instead they could have gone with Umar Gul and Abdul Razzaq..

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  • Feb 7, 2012 - 3:31PM

    without afridi team looks incomplete

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  • THE
    Feb 7, 2012 - 3:45PM

    Imran Farhat is the chief selector’s son-in-law, hence the selection! He is one of the worst openers in the world, I and all my friends hate watching him bat.

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  • Sid
    Feb 7, 2012 - 4:22PM

    There are other players coming with Afridi. Why such a big picture and news about Afridi ? Pakistani media seems to be very bias when it comes to Afridi.

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  • Baqar
    Feb 7, 2012 - 4:42PM

    Misbah you ahve done a wonderful job uptil now…just do one thing more…drop imran farhat from the team he will ruin the reputation Pakistan has garnered after the test series…do it for your own sake

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  • MAHER ALI
    Feb 7, 2012 - 5:39PM

    Misbah has done really good work.. But we can not forget WC 2011 Semi Final..

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  • Mirza
    Feb 7, 2012 - 7:04PM

    Nice to see a quiet and humble Afridi in the team as a regular player under the polished and educated Misbah. Let their game do the talking! No more politics and corruption in the team. The results and statistics speak for themselves.

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  • Raja Adnan
    Feb 7, 2012 - 8:30PM

    ODI 11 Should be
    Asad Shafiq
    M Hafeez
    Younis Khan
    Misbah Ul haq
    Umer Akmal (wk)
    Azhar Ali
    Shahid Afridi
    Abdul Razzaq/Junaid Khan
    Wahab Riaz
    Umer gul
    Saeed Ajmal

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  • H
    Feb 7, 2012 - 9:00PM

    where is abdul razzaq??

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  • Super Pak
    Feb 7, 2012 - 9:24PM

    @MAHER ALI:
    Get over it. Pakistan was lucky to even get there.

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  • aq.inqalabi
    Feb 7, 2012 - 9:54PM

    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Why not Abdul Razzaq ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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  • faraz
    Feb 8, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Abdul Razzaq is injured while playing Big Bash downunder that is why he has not been selected.

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  • Pakistani First
    Feb 9, 2012 - 3:35AM

    @aq.inqalabi:
    I think you forgot to add a ? there

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  • JaySabir
    Feb 9, 2012 - 3:01PM

    i love to listen bumble commentating while Afridi playing for Pakistan.. no one can say BOOM BOOM better than him !! :-)

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