Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2011-12 November 21, 2011

Mohammad Talha included for Bangladesh Tests

Fast bowler Mohammad Talha was the one notable inclusion in Pakistan's squads for the upcoming full tour of Bangladesh. Talha replaced Wahab Riaz in the Test squad that beat Sri Lanka 1-0, while the limited-overs side remained unchanged. Pakistan depart from Abu Dhabi for Dhaka on November 26, and the tour will kick off with a T20I on November 29, followed by three ODIs and two Tests.

Talha, 23, is one of the fastest bowlers on the domestic circuit. He has played only once for Pakistan - the fateful Lahore Test of 2009 that was disrupted after the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team's bus.

Misbah-ul-Haq will continue to lead the side in all three formats while middle order will depend on Younis Khan, supported by youngsters Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq. Umar Akmal continues to be sidelined from the Test side, since he is yet to prove his temperament in the longest format. Shoaib Mallik, who has been unimpressive since his comeback to the side was preferred over Akmal, probably for his all-round abilities. The selectors also retained Sohail Tanvir in the limited-overs side despite his ordinary form.

ODI and T20I squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq

Reserves: Awais Zia, Raza Hasan, Yasir Shah

Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Imran Farhat, Younis Khan, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Adnan Akmal (wk), Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Umar Gul, Mohammad Talha, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan

Reserves: Mohammad Khalil, Ayub Dogar, Raza Hasan

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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