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

Published: 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

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Usama
    Mar 15, 2017 - 4:54PM

    Ahmad Shahzad, Kamran Akmal are back disappointing Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 15, 2017 - 5:10PM

    Only a lazy dude Inzi can state that a professional player is rested for T20 match. Recommend

  • Khalid Javaid
    Mar 15, 2017 - 6:06PM

    Wet blanket Shoaib Malik selected again, unfortunate, he never plays for team, he plays for his own selfish survival.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Mar 15, 2017 - 6:45PM

    Kamran Akmal is the highest scorer in PSL and domestic season. If he doesn’t deserve the call, no one should. Recommend

  • Arbab
    Mar 15, 2017 - 7:36PM

    Well, i think few positives like Shadab,Usman, Fakhar and Rumman Raees but unfortunately some guys like Asif Zakir and Fahim Ashraf have surfaced from nowhere. Never heard of them. This shows that nepotism still prevails. Shahzad is a fine player, please do not sacrifice him on the plea of discipline to the ordinary guys like Umer Akmal and Shoaib Maqsood, who has not proved themselves after playing tons of cricket.Recommend

  • a&a
    Mar 15, 2017 - 10:26PM

    Molvi Inzi is destroying pakistan cricket team…Recommend

  • Ravian
    Mar 16, 2017 - 10:11AM

    @Waseem Sarwar: Kamran got enough chances in the past. He is sure to disappoint at the international level. Recommend

  • Awais
    Mar 16, 2017 - 10:59AM

    Please go through the domestic stats first. These guys performed well on domestic level but didn’t get a chance in PSL. Try to know the facts before criticizing any body.Recommend

  • M
    Mar 16, 2017 - 11:28AM

    This is Kamis last chance. He better make his comeback worth it.Recommend

  • Such bolta hoon
    Mar 16, 2017 - 12:41PM

    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.Recommend

  • Irfan
    Mar 16, 2017 - 3:22PM

    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.Recommend

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