PCB announces squad for Sri Lanka tour

Batsman Mohammad Hafeez omitted from the Test squad while wicketkeepr Kamran Akmal dropped completely.

Afp July 09, 2014

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board Wednesday announced separate 15-member squads for next month's two Tests and three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka.

The board dropped batsman Mohammad Hafeez from the Test squad, while wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has been dropped from both formats. Injured seamers Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan too have been left out of the squads.

Former ODI captain Shoaib Malik was also omitted from the squads.

Underfire allrounder Afridi though was selected for the ODIs over Abdur Razzak.

Meanwhile, Shan Masood has been handed a Test cap.

The first Test starts in Galle from August 6 while the second Test is in Colombo from August 14. The three one-day internationals will be in Hambantota (August 23), Colombo (August 27) and Dambulla (August 30).

Test squad: Misbahul Haq (captain), Ahmed Shahzad, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Talha, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz.

One-day squad: Misbahul Haq (captain), Ahmed Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Talha, Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar.

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