Azhar Ali axed, Kamran and Shahzad in for West Indies ODIs

Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal also misses out on the place in the squad on fitness ground

Sports Desk March 15, 2017

Former Pakistan ODI captain Azhar Ali has been dropped from the ODI squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.

The 32-year-old stepped down from captaincy after the team’s dismal performance in the five-match series against Australia earlier this year.

Ahmad Shahzad, Kamran Akmal expected to be in limited-overs squads

The chairman of the selection committee Inzamamul Haq announced the 15-member squad for the T20Is and 16-member squad for the ODIs on Wednesday.

Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was dropped after failing the fitness test, Inzamam said while addressing the media at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

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Fast-bowler Mohammad Amir is rested for the T20Is, whereas left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar is included in the 50-over format.

T20I Squad:

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

ODI Squad:

Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Ahmad Shahzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar


Irfan | 4 years ago | Reply A player who was not even in WC ODI Pakistani team but not only he was selected afterwards but also made Captain of the side. Now, after few months, he has been dropped to include same old rotten eggs. This happens only in PCB.
Such bolta hoon | 4 years ago | Reply Inzimam, should be careful in selecting Ahmed Shehzad and Shoaib Malik. As a matter of principle Ahmed Shehzad shouldn't have been selected. Similarly Shoaib's PSL performance wasn't extraordinary to get a chance in the national squad in both formats. Inzimam please reconsider your decisions after this series if these guys don't perform.
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