Pakistan in England 2010 August 24, 2010

Yousuf returns to limited-over squads

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Mohammad Yousuf's rehabilitation back into the Pakistan fold is complete as the batsman was recalled to a 16-man squad to face England in a five-ODI series and two Twenty20 internationals in September. There was no recall, however, for Yousuf's long time middle-order ally, Younis Khan, the selection committee and captain claiming he has not been "cleared" by the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt.

In another significant move, Shoaib Malik, a limited-overs fixture in Pakistan sides for a number of years, has been dropped. Mohsin Khan, the chairman of selectors, was economical with his words when asked about the significance of Malik's dropping. "Lack of form, lack of performance," he told Cricinfo.

Yousuf was retired from all cricket until recently in protest at an indefinite ban from selection the board had placed on him. After being cleared by the PCB, though, he answered an SOS to bolster an inexperienced and flimsy middle order in the England Test series and played a vital role in Pakistan's third Test win at The Oval. Yousuf had led Pakistan in four ODIs in Australia at the turn of the year but missed their last ODI assignment, the Asia Cup in June, because of the punishment.

Younis had also played in the ODIs in Australia, but with limited success. In the aftermath of the tour, he was also handed the same punishment as Yousuf but has not been able to reach a resolution with the board. A number of other players who were banned have reached a compromise with Butt and had their punishments overturned. "I asked the chairman PCB about the situation with Younis twice," captain Shahid Afridi said. "But the clearance wasn't given by the PCB. I did what I had to do."

The other major news is the axing of Malik, who also had a ban imposed and lifted in quick time after the Australia tour. Malik was in poor form during the ongoing Test series in England and was dropped from the side for the third Test. Over the last 12 months Malik averaged 30 with the bat in 11 ODIs, with only one fifty-plus score: a Champions Trophy hundred against India. Take that out and he averaged 20

The squad is a significant one as the countdown begins to the 2011 World Cup, due to start in February. Afridi said he was looking to build a pool of 20-25 players between now and then; Pakistan are scheduled to take on England, South Africa, New Zealand and possibly Zimbabwe in ODIs in that time.

In that light, two notable performers from the Tests against England have been called up. Azhar Ali, who played two innings of immense significance amid a sequence of low scores, had his first limited-overs call up. Wahab Riaz, who was a part of the ODI squad two years ago, also returned following an impressive Test debut at The Oval.

"In a 50-over game, there is still a lot of batting to be done," Mohsin said. "We've had problems batting the fulll quota of overs in the past so we felt the need for batsmen in this squad who can play long innings. Yousuf is one, and that is why he is in the side, and Azhar we feel is another."

Three others picks are significant. Fawad Alam, whose exclusion from the Asia Cup and the England Tests , was criticised, returned to beef up a lower middle-order in which he impressed in Australia. Mohammad Hafeez, in and out of the side, over the last two years came back in place of Imran Farhat, presumably as an opening option. And Shoaib Akhtar continued his remarkable return to the international scene, retaining his place from the Asia Cup and the Twenty20 internationals against Australia to complete a strong pace attack that includes Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and a fit-again Umar Gul, alongisde Riaz.

Squad: Shahid Afridi (capt), Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Wahab Riaz.

Reserves: Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Abdur Rehman.

Osman Samiuddin is Pakistan editor of Cricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • AEDIANS on August 31, 2010, 16:19 GMT

    A.O.A. I THINK WE ALL PAKISTANI SHOULD TAKE ALLEGAETIONS ON PLAYERS IN A POSITIVE SENSE AND WE SHOULD THANKS TO SCOTLAND YARD TEAM.BECAUSE INSHALLAH NOW WE WILL WATCH THE PURE AND GOOD CRICKET PERFORMENCES FROM TEAM.BECAUSE OUR PLAYERS NEED SOME KIND OF DOSE WHICH MAKE THEM SERIOUS ABOUT UPCOMING SERIES AND SPECIALLY WORLD CUP.NOW THEY HAVE TOO PERFORM TO SHETUP AND TO CALM THEIR FANS AND COUNTRY.THEY HAVE TOO PERFORM TO REMOVE ALL ALLEGETIONS.OTHERWISE,THEY WILL BE DEGRADE FOR ALL TIME.THESE ALLEGETIONS WERE NECESSORY FOR TEAM MANAGEMENT AND ITS RESULT WILL BE COME OUT IN T20 AND ODI SERIES AGAINST ENGLAND IN FAVOUR OF PAKISTAN.AGAIN, THANKS TO SCOTLAND YARD TEAM TO PUT ALLEGETIONS ON PLAYERS TO BRING PAKISTAN TEAM ON THEIR VICTORY TRACK.INSHALLAH WE WILL WIN,WIN AND WIN.

  • on August 31, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    taken squad imran nasir should

  • s.bijoy1 on August 30, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    hai all,

    Its pathetic to see pakistan cricket in such a disray. I was a regular viewer of the Npower Test match But tha last day when i watch the video's of matc fixer .I feel ashamed as a cricket lover. Young guy like amir into the spot fixing was the most shocking from all.I was expecting a emergence of worldclass player into the central stage but amir u disappointed me.The only thing that ICC can do know is ban the players so that in future no one repeat this anymore. If you guys are not taking any actions against them then you are going to miss lot of cricket lovers who doesn't want to be a Fool !!! again and again.

  • The_Dynamite_Kid on August 28, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    LOL, the flat track bully/minnow basher scored 0 and 10 in the 4th test match, when his team wanted him to score big and save the Test.

  • Marghuzay on August 28, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    I dont understand PCB policies, the bring new talent, then no one see where they are now, where is Khalid Latif, Ahmad Shahzad, both are better then Hafeez, and Shadzaib, Hamad Azam is future of Pakistan Cricket, he has not given any chance at National level, if some one not understand cricket, why they make him Chairman of the PCB, i think they must give this job to some one like Aamir Sohail, Zaheer Abbass, Abdul Qadir, if they continue with such policies as they are applying now, i think Pak will be home in 2011 World Cup in initial stage, they must give chance to Asim Kamal i rate him Good batsman after INZE bahi, Yousaf, Younas, he would play in test matches for Pakistan with out any dough. Good Luck Pakistan Cricket Team

  • Marghuzay on August 28, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    What do you think about Pakistan,s cricket?If Stuart broad can score 169 and unexperiencd player Jonathan Trott scored 185...The player like Muhammad yousaf should score 0? Pakistan should have to think seriously about the selection of the team.... what do you think Pakistan is missing Younis khan,Asim kamal? Pakistan should have to make separate teams for the odi,test,and t20... bcz the player like umer akmal should have been confused about his technique.... Imran should be out of the team but kia karain uska sussar selection commitee main hain......................... Qasid Ali from Swabi

  • AEDIANS on August 28, 2010, 12:57 GMT

    Pakistan one day team out of selected squad 1.sulman butt 2.kamran akmal 3.muhammad hafiz 4.muhammad yousaf 5.umar akmal 6.shahid afridi 7.abdul razzak 8.muhammad amir 9.umar gul 10.saeed ajmal 11.shoaib akhter

  • dArders on August 28, 2010, 9:04 GMT

    As an England supporter it has become clear during this summer that if the PCB stop sabotaging its own team then Pakistan could develop into a really competitive unit. A batting line-up built around Yousuf/Younis with the youger players around them would score enough runs to let the Pakistani bowling do its job. As for the bowling there are a number of quality seamers around, and Amjal/Kaneria are more than most test teams have in the spin department.

  • Marghuzay on August 28, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    PCB should bring Younis Khan back into the team.2ndly Asim Kamal should have been included in the test squad against Newzealand..3rdly Hafeez shouldn,t be included in the T20 squad he shoulad have been replace by Imran Nazeer...Hamad Azam should have been given a chance bcz he performed very well in the under19 world cup.....

  • on August 28, 2010, 7:11 GMT

    mohammad yusuf is a great help in odis n in tests but not in the t20s

  • AEDIANS on August 31, 2010, 16:19 GMT

    A.O.A. I THINK WE ALL PAKISTANI SHOULD TAKE ALLEGAETIONS ON PLAYERS IN A POSITIVE SENSE AND WE SHOULD THANKS TO SCOTLAND YARD TEAM.BECAUSE INSHALLAH NOW WE WILL WATCH THE PURE AND GOOD CRICKET PERFORMENCES FROM TEAM.BECAUSE OUR PLAYERS NEED SOME KIND OF DOSE WHICH MAKE THEM SERIOUS ABOUT UPCOMING SERIES AND SPECIALLY WORLD CUP.NOW THEY HAVE TOO PERFORM TO SHETUP AND TO CALM THEIR FANS AND COUNTRY.THEY HAVE TOO PERFORM TO REMOVE ALL ALLEGETIONS.OTHERWISE,THEY WILL BE DEGRADE FOR ALL TIME.THESE ALLEGETIONS WERE NECESSORY FOR TEAM MANAGEMENT AND ITS RESULT WILL BE COME OUT IN T20 AND ODI SERIES AGAINST ENGLAND IN FAVOUR OF PAKISTAN.AGAIN, THANKS TO SCOTLAND YARD TEAM TO PUT ALLEGETIONS ON PLAYERS TO BRING PAKISTAN TEAM ON THEIR VICTORY TRACK.INSHALLAH WE WILL WIN,WIN AND WIN.

  • on August 31, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    taken squad imran nasir should

  • s.bijoy1 on August 30, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    hai all,

    Its pathetic to see pakistan cricket in such a disray. I was a regular viewer of the Npower Test match But tha last day when i watch the video's of matc fixer .I feel ashamed as a cricket lover. Young guy like amir into the spot fixing was the most shocking from all.I was expecting a emergence of worldclass player into the central stage but amir u disappointed me.The only thing that ICC can do know is ban the players so that in future no one repeat this anymore. If you guys are not taking any actions against them then you are going to miss lot of cricket lovers who doesn't want to be a Fool !!! again and again.

  • The_Dynamite_Kid on August 28, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    LOL, the flat track bully/minnow basher scored 0 and 10 in the 4th test match, when his team wanted him to score big and save the Test.

  • Marghuzay on August 28, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    I dont understand PCB policies, the bring new talent, then no one see where they are now, where is Khalid Latif, Ahmad Shahzad, both are better then Hafeez, and Shadzaib, Hamad Azam is future of Pakistan Cricket, he has not given any chance at National level, if some one not understand cricket, why they make him Chairman of the PCB, i think they must give this job to some one like Aamir Sohail, Zaheer Abbass, Abdul Qadir, if they continue with such policies as they are applying now, i think Pak will be home in 2011 World Cup in initial stage, they must give chance to Asim Kamal i rate him Good batsman after INZE bahi, Yousaf, Younas, he would play in test matches for Pakistan with out any dough. Good Luck Pakistan Cricket Team

  • Marghuzay on August 28, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    What do you think about Pakistan,s cricket?If Stuart broad can score 169 and unexperiencd player Jonathan Trott scored 185...The player like Muhammad yousaf should score 0? Pakistan should have to think seriously about the selection of the team.... what do you think Pakistan is missing Younis khan,Asim kamal? Pakistan should have to make separate teams for the odi,test,and t20... bcz the player like umer akmal should have been confused about his technique.... Imran should be out of the team but kia karain uska sussar selection commitee main hain......................... Qasid Ali from Swabi

  • AEDIANS on August 28, 2010, 12:57 GMT

    Pakistan one day team out of selected squad 1.sulman butt 2.kamran akmal 3.muhammad hafiz 4.muhammad yousaf 5.umar akmal 6.shahid afridi 7.abdul razzak 8.muhammad amir 9.umar gul 10.saeed ajmal 11.shoaib akhter

  • dArders on August 28, 2010, 9:04 GMT

    As an England supporter it has become clear during this summer that if the PCB stop sabotaging its own team then Pakistan could develop into a really competitive unit. A batting line-up built around Yousuf/Younis with the youger players around them would score enough runs to let the Pakistani bowling do its job. As for the bowling there are a number of quality seamers around, and Amjal/Kaneria are more than most test teams have in the spin department.

  • Marghuzay on August 28, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    PCB should bring Younis Khan back into the team.2ndly Asim Kamal should have been included in the test squad against Newzealand..3rdly Hafeez shouldn,t be included in the T20 squad he shoulad have been replace by Imran Nazeer...Hamad Azam should have been given a chance bcz he performed very well in the under19 world cup.....

  • on August 28, 2010, 7:11 GMT

    mohammad yusuf is a great help in odis n in tests but not in the t20s

  • hsjamsa on August 27, 2010, 7:53 GMT

    Akbmal Brothers! Please not again. Where is Zulqarnain Haider?

  • itsyasir on August 27, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    The biggest shock is Hafeez. He never performed in his life and is really a poor opener. Just needs a straight ball leading towards his stumps to get out. Even Shoaib Malik could have been a better choice for opener.

  • Khan-999 on August 26, 2010, 20:01 GMT

    I think selction cameet dorp one more kamran akmal . Play is not good for team no need like this player in the team ....

  • 0wais on August 26, 2010, 18:27 GMT

    azhar ali is not an ODI player yaaaar........ on the other hand malik is a far better limited overs player!!!! our selectors hav done the exact opposite malik shud not hav been in the test squad but he was there and now he is dropped for ODIs

  • Harris.a on August 26, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    I think its a good decision by the board but there should be a few changes . although i think azhar ali should be just kept as an test player.Fawad alam needs one more chance to prove himself and i think he should be in the first team throughout the series. Pakistan should give akhtar a last chance. if he does not do well than he should be replaced with mohammed irfan.

    GOOD DECISION PCB

  • on August 26, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    that comment was for mr straight 6 and not mr red!

  • on August 26, 2010, 10:56 GMT

    i think yasir hameed should be in team instead of Muhammad Hafeez

  • Aiqib on August 26, 2010, 10:44 GMT

    this vl b my test team... 1.S.Butt (C) 2.A.Ali 3.Y.Khan 4.M.Yousif (W.C) 5.F.Alam 6.U.Akmal/H.Raza 7.Z.Haider (W.K) 8.M.Amir 9.U.Gul 10.S.Ajmal 11.M.Asif

    Hasan Raza should be in the test team,and fawad alam also...

  • K.A.K on August 26, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    As there are so many matches this summer and with the availability of 5 good seamers, Asif, Amer, Umar Gul should take turns to be rested after every a few games and Tanvir Ahmed and Wahab Riaz be used instead. We don't want to burnout our players, especially when there is no dearth of talent here.

    Tanvir Ahmed should also play against Somerset on Sept 2nd. He has done really well in domestic cricket.

  • on August 26, 2010, 8:39 GMT

    yes you are right returns of yousuf in the team, have given a big opputunity for junoir playes to learn from him, he had played crucial rule in the 3 test vs england but i think imran nazir is the best for t20 but he had given so many chances but he did,nt played well and alxo younis is alxo good for odi but pcb chairman do not give him a chance

  • on August 26, 2010, 8:29 GMT

    @ Pahalwan, I completely agree with u when u say that their will be no color in cricket without pakistan team. That is so true. All the other teams become so boring as they only focus on cricket. Only Pakistan team keeps giving us interesting news like (a) they will sack the players without much reason, just to add colour in cricket. (b) Then they will take them back again without any reason (c) Players will underperform delibarately so that the captain get sacked. (d) Thier Wicket keeper will put down such simple catches to loose a match from a sure winning position. (e) A player will retire from test cricket at young age, then come back as captain and then retire again after one match...................I can go on and on........... I dont know How cricket will survive if pak players start focussing on the game instead of adding colour to cricket

  • on August 26, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    @ Pahalwan, I am an Indian and agree with u that Pakistan produces a lot of talent especially in bowling department.....but you said indian players like sachin play for themselves and pakistan players play for the country. In that case I dont know why there is always so much in-fighting and back stabbing in the team. Whenever you appoint a new captain, rest of the team starts trying to remove him by under performing deliberatley. Anybody who plays 10 matches for your team starts conspiring against the other senior members of the team, in order to get th captaincy himself. Is that what u call playing for the country?????

    But you r right IPL may have benefited by Pak players not only because of their performances but more because of the spice they would have added by making controversial comments, by trying to get the captain of the team removed etc.....

  • wam70 on August 26, 2010, 7:12 GMT

    I don't know why the selectors have selected five fast bowlers while in the presence of two all rounders Afridi and Abdur Razzaq the chances of having a third fast bowlers is also slim in the playing eleven. Moreover, only four middle order batsmen when we know that our middle order is fragile and it needs more options readily available. They should have selected 4 fast bowlers and five middle order batsmen. I am sure few of the bowlers will come back without having a single chance to play like poor Tanveer Ahmed who took 85 wickets in the last quaid-e-azam trophy.

  • on August 26, 2010, 4:22 GMT

    Mr Ijaz Butt is a great man.. i don't know why people criticized him.. .. Ijaz Butt Rocks.. younas khan should not be given any chance now.. he is past.. and mr ijaz butt, please kickout m.hafeez for good reasons..

  • on August 26, 2010, 3:58 GMT

    fawad alam should have given the chance to open the inning instead of m.hafeez.. hafeez is not capable to play international cricket , his avg is less than 20.. and fawad alam is not able to slog in the last half of the inning due to his physic..and razzak is also there in the depth.. so we can only try fawad in opening slot..that might work..

  • straight6 on August 26, 2010, 3:29 GMT

    I don't like the sound of getting M.Hafeez, K.Latif and even Imran Nazir to be in the team. They are all history as far as I am concerned. New boys should be introduced, I don't know why they have not selected Yasir Arafat or Hammad Azam in this One-day/T-20 squad for Pakistan. I would have even liked to someone like Raza Hassan, the left armer, who showed a lot of potential in the U-19 World Cup. I'm sure to say that had Imran this team, he would have definately intro the left armer if not Hammad Azam. I'm happy Malik is dropped, becoz he's done nothing and I'm happy M.Yousaf is back, becoz he will bring stability in the middle order and I'm sure he will get to play plenty of overs in a 50 over contest. I also think that Misbah ul Haq shud also be selected once cleared fit, Umar Akmal has not really done much on this entire tour and he has kept a deserving and well matured batsman like Misbah out, so it shud be Umar Akmals last chance. Finally lets hope Afridi and the boys Well!

  • naeem-butt on August 26, 2010, 1:13 GMT

    much better then before should have picked extra batsman rather then extra bowler.

  • Guduji71 on August 25, 2010, 23:51 GMT

    The one day squad announced is good. But I believe Imran Nazir should have been given preference over Muhammad Hafeez. Younus Khan is not one day player. He must come back as a test batsman. Shoab Malik sorry to see you going but think about the conspiracies you netted against Younus Khan and Muhammad Yousuf when they were captains. Do you think you did the right thing for the country? You acted selfishly and took revenge of losing your captaincy. You did not give any regard to Pakistan cricket that gave you the status you are enjoying.You should have been punished. I hope you learn lesson from this.

  • Jerukhan on August 25, 2010, 22:27 GMT

    Good post palwahan saab. Pakistan provide tremendously talented players and are a most exciting team. So why are the Indians so determined to exclude Pakistani players from there tournaments. Pak will do better than India in the forthcoming wc2011. The Indian team is pish right now.

  • K.A.K on August 25, 2010, 21:48 GMT

    Yousuf's return to test cricket is a good idea, but only in the short run. We need a succession plan for next 1-2 years Dragging him in to one-days and to Twenty20 ! is not a good idea. If at all, for Onedays, he should act as a coach to younger batsmen than to play in the game himself

  • irfanwasim on August 25, 2010, 21:08 GMT

    I don't need to reply to your comments - the cricket rating is the best judge where is India and Where is pakistan. Anyways we compete with top teams (Australia, England, South Africa) and whereas pakistan is competing with the teams of their category (Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Westindies, Kenya) Now next few months will be very tough for pakistan they will be having 15 ODI with England, Newzealand & Southafrica. Pakistan will not be able to win a single match out of these 15 and anyways they have a good chance to win 3 matches in worldcup (Kenya, Zimbabwe & Canada) In worldcup pakistan is unable to win a single match against India.

  • on August 25, 2010, 20:31 GMT

    mohammad yousaf is an excellent player for ODI AND TEST but he is not the one to play twenty20....Imran Nazir shoul be given more chances!!!he is right man for t20s!!!

  • Pahalwan on August 25, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    Dears, the ground reality is this that Tendulkar is playing for himself, money & records while the classy M.Yousuf is playing for his team / Nation. Pickup the record & you will see that Tendulkar couldnt win as many matches for his team as compare to M.Yousif and Great Inzi. "Ghadda per Ghorra Ka Label Lagana Sa Ghada Ghorra Naheen Bun Jata"… If india is controlling the entire cricket world then LOL why you get afraid of Pak players to play in IPL…bcoz your players look like "Bakri" while Pak players are there…see first IPL addition…Pak Tm's 16th man (Sohail Tanvir) was IPL Hero…And see ICL, how Lahore BadShahs were ruling in India & why Indian team get afraid to play against PAK team,where was Tndker & Co. in 90s to face Wasim & Waqar. And yr team having Tndlkar found escape for many yrs avoid to face Pak attack…Dears without Pak Team / Players there in no colour in World Cricket,in IPL or in Champ League but we will not let you go/escape again & again. We will catch you very soon.

  • AhmadSaleem on August 25, 2010, 17:36 GMT

    @DesiKukkar. I am a cricket expert and I assure you that Pakistan can make India follow on every time they play on a green top.

  • on August 25, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    Better for the team that shoab malik dropped for team..he dun't to be in the team

  • on August 25, 2010, 17:20 GMT

    Imran nazir Imran nazir should be backkk given a single chance..in his ICL last matches he played he performed brilliantly i think he deserves to be in squad stopp pcb spoiling cricket of pakistan give the chances to the right person on the right time for god sake i really felt embaressed to see team fail to perform against any team in the world..every were pakistan cricket is name as a team as bangladesh..do better for the team

  • fanipk_1985 on August 25, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    i agreed with syed salman, imran nazir should picked for t20 & odi's, he is brillient as an opner, fielder, may slectors think about him in future, otherwise they will spoil his carrier like so others,,,,,,,

  • RaoFarhanPervaiz on August 25, 2010, 17:02 GMT

    Its really nice to have Shahzaib hassan in the team.... It would be nice if we have Khalid Latif with him as an opener instead of M. Hafeez

  • on August 25, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    yawn..... next PCB news " yusuf returns to under 19 team"

  • on August 25, 2010, 16:34 GMT

    Imran nazir must be given some gud chances to show his talent ...and please avoid shahzaib hassan...its not his time ..

  • on August 25, 2010, 16:28 GMT

    with out YOUNAS KHAN i heartly wish pakistan WHITE WASH in all type of cricket.

  • Saqib_Sheraz on August 25, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    why not Yunis Khan, this is double standard.

  • on August 25, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    @irfanwasim: Sehwag plays well on low slow pitches. For all the technique Sehwag exhibits in his innings, Pakistan might as well learn from a Shahid Afridi hundred.

  • on August 25, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    IMPRESSIVE WORK DONE BY THE PCB...

  • on August 25, 2010, 14:53 GMT

    and where is imran nazir......????...c'mon selectors u gotta give better chances to players like nazir and hafeez....a one match and here and there wont work...give them a chance like to have given to butt.....imran nazir shud be given a chance really he can win u matches on his own and u know it...

  • on August 25, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    Shahzaib Hasan why he is included he dont even score in 2, t20 against Aus which are held recently in England.its better to have imran nazir if you want a sloger.atleast it can score some runs.

  • pakistaniblood on August 25, 2010, 13:14 GMT

    Thanks almighty that Imran Farhat has been dropped although I am sure that this is only for a brief period of time and as soon as people start to forget England touir, he will be back for more. This is exactly what happens to Hafeez as well as Shahzaib Hassan and other failed crop of favouritism. This is simply criminal, criminal and criminal because deserving are denied and Pakistan looses because of abnormal policies of PCB. Also Yasser Hameed has once again been ignored. He has once again been thrown away like trash. He played a mature innings of 36 in 3rd test and he is extremely suitable for one all formats of game. So while Farhat, Salman, Hafeez and Malik continue to gain favours despite consistent failures, Yasir hameed is tried and thrown away. Once again Ijaz Butt is in the way of Younis returning. I now understand that during Australia tour players like Salman, etc may have done backbiting against Younis to Ijaz But.

  • klobania on August 25, 2010, 12:59 GMT

    @desikukar i hope by the time my comments publish here u might have waken up by ur mom or u might wake up after indian early exit in world cup 2010 hmmmm it sounds better though

  • on August 25, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    pakistan is getting stronger with yosuf! but it would be bettr if younus wpuld have been picked! both r well xperienced

  • klobania on August 25, 2010, 12:53 GMT

    @irfanwasim i dont think pak players need to see sehwag innings at all this inning was not for team india but for himself. look the way he got out and left tailenders to play last 15 -20 overs oh i m afraid i forgot the way indian batting in srilanka it seems they only play with tailenders n not with top order proper batsmen

  • farhan.oilman on August 25, 2010, 12:43 GMT

    @irfanwasim I think first his own team mates need too watch him play .they aint doing too well either

  • on August 25, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    Pakistani team and management is full of suspense.. first they punish any body and then they bagging to come back for those player.. its shameful... and regarding indian cricket one shuld not worry about it.. coz its champion team and consistent team so will remain no 1 in test and one day.. and regarding 20 20 its not game yet.. its entertainment and only india can give good entertaintent.. not poor country..

  • on August 25, 2010, 12:20 GMT

    Imran Nazir should be in team as he is the most talented opener pakistan have ever had..other than that he is a brilliant fielder and wont drop catches like other fielders do!BRING BACK IMRAN NAZIR!

  • khalidmeer on August 25, 2010, 12:17 GMT

    Class is permanent but form is temp.If you all understand that u can salute the Indian Batsman they are not only a classic batsman they also have good technic and temprament,stemina and other. In comp. to Paki player.But PAkis have Best bowling attack as always. But if they got a one or two good batsman . I think they can win all the tournament not only T-20 also test. But in terms are batting they are very poor. I heard a stat of Salman - We dont need experinece but after yousof entry He should undersatnd why the experience,Class is required altough Yousouf not got the century or any other but He produce partnership and make Swann completely "Thotha" in second inning when he was looking danger.

  • on August 25, 2010, 11:59 GMT

    I think Kamran Akmal should open the innings along with Salman Butt. While Zulqarnain should be there to keep the wickets. My best eleven for ODIs would be, 1. Kamran Akmal 2. Salman Butt 3. Younis Khan 4. Muhammad Yousuf 5. Umar Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi(C) 7. Zulqarnian (WK) 8. Muhammad Aamir 9. Saeed Ajmal/Shoaib Akhtar 10. Umar Gul 11. Muhammad Asif

  • badtothebones911 on August 25, 2010, 11:31 GMT

    Mohammed Hafeez? why why why. Can someone offer Ijaz Butt a higher paid job so he can bugger off. I dont think he will ever leave his seat until he gets demented and requiring a care home. Players like Hafeez, farhat, Shoaib Akhter, Shoaib Malik should be dropped permanently and Kamran Akmal should be send back to first class cricket so he can work on his keeping, batting, attitude and behaviour. People who should have been included in the team are Younis Khan, Asim Kamal, Imran Nazir and Zulqarnain Haider. I think Zulqarnain should have been tried in the ODIs and T20s so to provide preperation for WC and Sarfraz should have been reserved with equal opportunities in the series. I would keep Younis and Yousaf for Tests with occasional chance in limited overs until the WC ( they will probably retire after that). Fawad Alam is a good inclusion, he should be given some chance atleast as he deserves it after travelling with team for years and packing other's suitcases.

  • Yassar on August 25, 2010, 11:16 GMT

    Seems to be a balanced side but i think a few blunders on the batting side. First of all Younis Khan's continued exclusion on political grounds is a disgrace. I applaud Yousuf's inclusion in the ODI team. He is a quality batsman who will bring stability and class in the middle order for run setting or run chasing. He also scores at a brisk pace, he often starts with a low strike rate but by the time he finishes he is more often than not hovering around the 100% strike rate mark. It will be interesting to see how Azhar Ali plays in the ODI format, not quite sure he is a ODI player but he deserves a chance at least. I also dont think from what i have seen that Shazaib Hasan has the technique to play international cricket and certainly not to open. He seems to be a hacker and in english conditions i cant seem to see him succeeding, not even in the twenty20's. Shame not to see Mohammad Irfan and also Abdur Rehman seems to be very unluck, as his performances have been very good.

  • irfanwasim on August 25, 2010, 11:16 GMT

    Hello pakistan team and fans - see the batting of sehwag. Ask your team to stop practising and watch sehwags batting live to improve your batting class and avoid humilating colapses.

  • on August 25, 2010, 10:58 GMT

    where is imran nazir???????

  • ather_aziz on August 25, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Squad looks amazing and has the bowling firepower to not only destroy the engald batting but any other team in the wolrd. The only missing piece to the puzzle is younis khan would love to see him in there other than that malik's exclusion is understandable since his return he averaged 23 in teh asia cup 16 in T20I's VS Austraila and 18 in tests vs the ausies that too me is wasting wonderful oportunity to cement his place back in the side and other than tht opening looks fishy but thn agian doesnt it always dont know if u can trust shahziab hassan to play the swinging jimmy anderson on thsoe engalnd pitches and not so sure bout mohammad hafeez as well but i hope they both do well nyways squad is pretty kool go pakistan i hope you guys sweep the series 5-0 and send the world a strong message that we are coming of our title in 2011 !!!!!

  • on August 25, 2010, 9:37 GMT

    I dont agree with the slection of batsman,s and captin.I think salman butt is the one of the best captin in the world and i asked topcb where is Imran Nazir And Asam Kamal. The Selection of Hafeez and Hassan is very bad.

  • on August 25, 2010, 8:42 GMT

    Good team but I do not understand why Shoiab Akhtar is there when you have new talented fast bolwers specially Mohammad Irfan ? and why does India come in between Pak team selection ... plus indian bowling well Sehwag is your best bowler so shussssssssssssh ..... batting well all out on 88 and than 103 in 2 games in the same tournament well isnt that enough shut these people up ?

  • IsrarHashmi on August 25, 2010, 8:27 GMT

    IF INDIA IZ STRONG IN T20 THEN Y DNT THEY R NT PLAYING ANY SERIES WID PAKISTAN ...................................... THY FEAR FROM DEFEAT which is their fate and no 1 can change it message by a PAKISTANI

  • syedazharzaidi on August 25, 2010, 8:17 GMT

    hi poor DesiKukkar n irfan wasim, it seems u have a good sense of humour thats why always keep comparing your poor indian team with pakistan, funny to hear that india can beat 20-0 n put follow on 18 of 20 times in test matches to paksitan but how hahaha really funny ur lol bowlers cant even dismissed herath, maling, randiv etc in test matches n u r talking abt follow on, come out of your dreams n face reality u have to pick 20 wkts to win test match n sorry but india can hardly do 01 of 20 times and now ur batting line also shattered by NZ and SRI bowlers, think abt indian team future shortly after sachin!

  • on August 25, 2010, 8:10 GMT

    i agree we are not wining track but in the ramadan we should pray for pakistan team,as comparatively criticize.

  • BoonBoom on August 25, 2010, 7:57 GMT

    Guys and Girls...Let DesiKukkar dream about beating Pak 20-0. He is dreaming and pls dont disturb him from his sweet dream....LOL

    By the way....who will bowl from India side? Ishant Sharm who takes 45 yard run-up yet still balls less than Afridi's speed? Players like Ishant and RP Singh dont even get to our club teams here in Lahore & Karachi.

  • on August 25, 2010, 7:54 GMT

    Irfan wasim are you cricket octopus ?

  • BoomBoomAdnan on August 25, 2010, 7:40 GMT

    The greatest player of all Muhammad Hafeez is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a joke.

  • on August 25, 2010, 7:35 GMT

    Wow, Mohammad Hafeez the opening batsmen with an outstanding batting average of 18.59 Yet another outstanding selection by the pcb. BRAVO

  • Raza1977 on August 25, 2010, 7:27 GMT

    I think irfanwasim is jealous guy keep up heart big i knew u know pakistani team power,when we start nothing left there in opposition pavilion,check Indian team destroying batting line past and present.Than you understand small guy.

  • tamerlane on August 25, 2010, 7:13 GMT

    firstly, i find fawad, shahzeb n hafeez bg misfits. hafeez, the mre so becaue has has not delivered in the past 2 years whenever offered the opportunity. in his place, a youngster would have been more appropriate. after all, we do not regret giving azhar, amir, umar akmal n amin the chance. they take ther time, but they do deliver. as for Paksitan's chances in the ODI againts England, Afridi would lead his side to victory. be rest assured of dat.

  • Wazzi on August 25, 2010, 6:51 GMT

    @Irfanwasim: I think you have lost your mind when India was thrashed by NZ and then SL on 88 & 103, Huh so called batting giants. your team lost the game even against SL A team and lost twice to Zimbabwe. ohhh I fell pitty for you man.

    Your team lost twice to Zimbabwe and you are saying PAK is no better than these teams. You MUST GO TO mental hospital coz you need urgent treatment also you must need to keep company of some good Indians and realize how bad person you are and learn some manners. I THINK YOU ARE BIG BROTHER OF MR. KARTHIK FROM CHENNAI.

  • sherishahmir on August 25, 2010, 6:47 GMT

    Weird about Mr Buut, PCB Chairman, really teasing Pak nation to be a chairman of Pak cricket why he is intefering selection of Pak team and only bcaz of his personal grudge dropping a world class bat Y khan. Again selection revolved around failures like Hafeez in place of Farhat, Kamran Akmal as we did in past to bring in Y hameed, Imran nazir, farhat and Faisal Iqbal etc. Drop of Shoaib Malik is bit unfortunate as he is v handy in ODI and T20 format although off color at present but he is a proved performer in past and should be in contention for team in near future definately. Pleased to c Yousif in all formats he is class who have the combined features of two all times crciket legends Javed Miandad in Defence and agreesion of Sir Viv Richards, hope he will proved this time to selectors for their blunders in past for dropping him from T20 format, what a gifted player he is.

    Lastly, hoping to c Sarfraz ahmad as Pak keeper in place of Kamran akmal in tommorow match.

  • on August 25, 2010, 6:39 GMT

    Dropping Shoaib Malik is not a good choice. Afterall, he is the anchor the team.

  • on August 25, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    It would have been a balance team if Younis was there. As He deserve to be at least in the team if not leading the team. Afridi and his Boss Ijaz butt is making reasons for Younis for not being picked in the team, but they will eventually loose their way. Allah's justice the best. and He will eventually do his justice, it is not justice of Ijaz butt or Mr. Afridi Butt. YOUNIS KHAN DESERVE TO BE IN THE TEAM. HE IS THE BEST PERSON AND BEST CAPTAIN AND BEST HUMAN IN THE CURRENT TEAM. WHERE AS AFRIDI, MALIK, AKMAL BROTHERS, and SALMAN BUTT are THE WORST.

  • on August 25, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    good to see ODI T20 Squads Imran Nazir

  • Cricket_Man on August 25, 2010, 6:15 GMT

    Pakistan seems to be gaining postive momentum now. The team selected looks promising and could do well in the ODIs in England if they perform to their potential. The tide seems to be turning with recent wins against Australia and England. As far as the India Pakistan comparison is concerned, Pakistan has always had the upper hand over India. I'm pretty sure the present Pakistani team could outplay any team in the world, be it India or any other team, provided we play to our potential. Besides, India got bold out for 101 against a very ordinary Sri Lankan attack on a pitch that proved to be a batting wicket as proven by the application of the Sri Lankan batsman later on in the match, so with Pakistan's deadly pace attack and bamboozling spinners it will be a walk in the park for Pakistan if they ever play India soon (which I hope they do).

  • Aslam_Khan_Varanasi on August 25, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Ideal T20 Squad of Pakistan: Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Md. Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Saeed Ajmad, Md. Aamer, Umar Gul, Md. Asif Ideal ODI Squad of Pakistan: Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Md. Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Saeed Ajmad, Md. Aamer, Umar Gul, Md. Asif / Shoaib Akhtar

  • muhammad2008 on August 25, 2010, 6:10 GMT

    @DesiKukkar LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!

  • ARSHADAWAN on August 25, 2010, 5:58 GMT

    DesiKukkar, come on and face the reality. india is still far behind from Pakistan if u see over all record. look at india,s current performance. 88 all out against NZ 103 all out against SL. see Sachin record. i accept that he has made a lot of runs and centuries. but how many times india won a match due to his century. on a few occassions. he has scored most of his runs against zimbabwe bangladesh And kenya. although pakistan is struggling and going through a difficult phase. still they have shown some brilliant performances. in 20-20 wc pakistan was fighting on the other hand india was no way near a victory. so be realistic and accept that pakistan has been a better team.

  • salmanj on August 25, 2010, 5:52 GMT

    First of all comment on the Guy who thinks India is ruling world cricket by IPL. Man IPL is t20 game if u know that...and Pakistan is the best t20 team any insane would tell you that.t20 glory that india has jst bcoz of a cruel mistake of Misbah otherwise it was also a lost cause.and after IPL India is one of the most pathetic team of T20...so IPL has destroyed Indian Cricket..its jst having filmstar and letting them dance in front of desperate crickters Well to Mr.DesiKukar..India has won only 9 test against pak in history (and that too after avoiding whole 90's to play against pak due to fear of whitewashes) so 20-0 is a statement of a man who i think must be on dope.India has the best batting but man it is the worst bowling attack in history of the game ..u must have observed that in zimbabwe triangular series..u dropped few batsmen and lost to zimbabwe easily.& abt batting on difficult pitches if pak batting will score 80 or 90 india will at max 1100 or 120..history tells u dat

  • AndrewFromOz on August 25, 2010, 5:39 GMT

    Looks a reasonably balanced team on paper. A little unsure of Yousuf in Twenty20 - not as young as he used to be and his pace running quick singles and in the field may be a problem. But he is the engine room of the middle order. Once again unity in the dressing room will determine performance on the playing field...

  • on August 25, 2010, 5:33 GMT

    A very nice combination indeed........bowling is absolutely fabulous and can destroy any team batting line up.....................Inclusion of Mohd. Yusuf and Azhar Ali is fine as well it will help us play full overs..............................

    For Indians:

    yaar sachin is a class that's for sure but yusuf is also a great player...he may not have as many records as sachin but both are great and needs no authentication...

    be patient till WC....chill

  • on August 25, 2010, 5:24 GMT

    This topic is Pak team selection for ODI and T20. Lets not bring India and any other country into the discussion. No abusing and misgiving to anyone. Why Inzy is not playing any role in mentoring young batsman, any idea what role he is playing for the welfare of pakistan cricket.

  • on August 25, 2010, 5:13 GMT

    wat a bowling line up...asif,amir,gul,akhter. .afridi.razzak as back up....hmmmm,,sad that india never had such a bowling lineup..but lots of batsmen though

  • ShahzanHaiderBukhari on August 25, 2010, 5:08 GMT

    @ DesiKukkar: Oh my dear you forgot the history when Indians play against Pakistan their pants dampen....eh

  • AnandNani on August 25, 2010, 5:03 GMT

    I hope Shoaib and Amir take the field at Lords on 20th. Going to watch it live!

  • Engineer-Khan on August 25, 2010, 4:56 GMT

    The team selected for the ODI series has still lack of batting experience.salman butt has no place in ODI nor in T20. He should join club cricket.Yasir hameed is good choice as #3 in England.Pakistan should use left right combination in opening.Its time for pakistan to build separate team for test and ODI. We are losing akml brothers in giving chance in Test cricket. they should be replace by Asim Kamal and zulqarnain on permanent basis. Younis will be good test captain in test with vice captain M.Yousaf.

  • Mr.Hadi on August 25, 2010, 4:39 GMT

    I think that Pakistan Cricket Board is totally confused. I do not agree with the decision of making Shahid Afridi Captain.Salman Butt has been doing good job. he should remain captain for one day and 20.20. At the sametime shoaib akthar should not be in the team as muhammad sammi could be better choice. Yasir hammed and Imran Nazir what a talent they both have but they have not been selected for the team. Zulqarnain a new wicket keeper for pakistan should also be in the playing squad.

  • irfanwasim on August 25, 2010, 4:36 GMT

    This pakistan team will have tough challenge and untill world cup they will play 15 matches (England - 5, South Africa - 5 & New Zealand - 5). I don't foresee they can win a single match in these 15 matches. Anyway they will have a good chance to win 3 matches in world cup (Kenya, Canada and Zimbabwe) Till world cup they cant cross 200 runs. Their good bowling lineup will avoid humilating defeats. Best of Luck.

  • on August 25, 2010, 4:35 GMT

    where is Umar Amin. he looks to be very good player for limited over cricket. the chances he got was not enough to prove himself, Umar Amin is much better option than Fawad Alam. dont know why Mohammad Yousuf has been names in T20 side. In the absence of Shoaib Malik Mohammad Hafeez looks to be a good choice.

  • FARAZAHMED on August 25, 2010, 4:30 GMT

    i feel that selection of pakistan team is good for future fixtures against England but i think Umir Amin should be given a chance in one days and Zulqarnain Haider must be in squad or in reserve. An other dashing player Imran Nazir is neglected again by selection team. He is one of the most dangerous players of modren cricket and excellent fielder as well. This is in justice with him.

    Faraz Ahmed

  • on August 25, 2010, 4:28 GMT

    @WasimBhatti23 Tendulkar doesnt go for records, the records come after him. Imamzam the best player in the world (as per Imran Khan - no less) started and has ended his run reaching nowhere SRT. Once retired Md. Yousf I hope Allah allows Pakistan to Play that many matches in coming years. So you can compare then.

  • Ali.Aftabb on August 25, 2010, 4:26 GMT

    I firstly need to know why the comments made by 'DesiKukkar' are posted here. They are irrelevant and foolish

    secondly coming to news, the team has the fire power to overcome england. good selection

  • SaleemHatoum on August 25, 2010, 4:16 GMT

    M. Yousuf, Azhar Ali and M. Asif should not play ODI and T20. They are an asset for tests format and should remain only for tests. Kamran Akmal is is ideal for ODI & T20 but keep him away from tests format.

  • Ali_J_01 on August 25, 2010, 3:38 GMT

    Mind it DESIKUKKAR.. i bet u r not an expert, Pak and Ind have altogether played 59 test matches, of which pakistan won 12, and india won 9, 38 draw. so what makes you say that india can beat pakistan 20-0?

    come to reality man.. come out of imaginary world..

  • short_cover on August 25, 2010, 3:06 GMT

    Ijaz Butt has been the death of Pak cricket for a long time now. For one of the best batsmen/capitain, who never really did anything to be banned (alongside Yousuf), Younis Khan's career is being killed infront of our eyes. It is fine to add new/young talent to the team but not at the cost of not having seniors at all. I hope someone wakes up and realize Younis is needed as a captain for test/odi now more than ever.

  • Aziz_Hassan_Sangra on August 25, 2010, 3:05 GMT

    Younus, Yasir & Asad/Hammad should have been in the side where as Hafeez & Shahzeb are of no use in the side. I do agree that we have one extra bowler in the squad there should have been one batsman. My playing elevens will be (ODI) Salman, K Akaml, Fawad, Yousuf, U Akmal, Aridi, Razzaq, Amir, Gul, Asif, Ajmal & (T20) Salman,Hafeez/Shahzeb, K Akaml, Yousuf, U Akmal, Aridi, Razzaq, Amir, Gul, Akhtar, Ajmal. Good Luck for Afridi & Pakistan.

  • sushantlumb on August 25, 2010, 2:40 GMT

    the bowling line up looks deadly!

  • ana_ibrahim on August 25, 2010, 1:52 GMT

    I don't know why ppl are obessed with imran nazir, he is below par player, with hardly averging 20 in one day in the last 12 years desipte reapeted come backs, what he has done now that they want him back once again??? I would like to see m.irfan in this team instead of wahab riaz i hv fond wahab not a one day bowler. he does not swing the bowl and the the line he bowls in one days it will call wide.

  • DesiKukkar on August 25, 2010, 1:23 GMT

    I m not an expert, but India if in full strength and after having a short break to relax them of cricket fatigue can beat pakistan 20-0 in test series with putting pakistan on follow on in 18 out of those matches.

  • on August 25, 2010, 1:19 GMT

    IMRAN NAZIR SHOULD BE IN TEAM WITH RANA NAVEED!!!!!!!!!!!! Imran nazir, Imran Farhat , Abdur Razzaq , Rana Naveed and Shahid afridi Can Hit Big Boundries !!

  • demon_bowler on August 25, 2010, 1:09 GMT

    Sheer bloody-minded vindictiveness from Ijaz Butt. I'm sure I'm not the only Englishman that would love to see a world class batsman like Younis Khan in action, even if it would make Pakistan much harder to beat.

  • SaleemHatoum on August 25, 2010, 0:53 GMT

    M. Yousuf, Azhar Ali and M. Asif should not play ODI and T20. They are an asset for tests format and should remain only for tests. Kamran Akmal is is ideal for ODI & T20 but keep him away from tests format.

  • on August 25, 2010, 0:52 GMT

    inclusion of Mohd Hafeez? Wat he recently transformed into viv richards again? Malik is picked for a "test" in england and dropped in subcontinent WC? And OK mr YOUSAF u came back & did well in the tests so lets black mail the board again & get picked in T20I where u never fit? What IJAZ BUT'S "clearence" to do with the selection? Let this Lord decide the team on his big dinner table and take the Pakistan cricket as appetizer...

    Pathetic Selection.. Bad Job Mr Mohsin..

  • on August 25, 2010, 0:06 GMT

    i dont think Yousuf or any batsman who has the test temprament is right for T20s, just like i think Umar Akmal is not the guy for tests but he surely is the guy for T20s. I think its time PCB and the selection board starts thinking about format specialists. Having Azhar Ali for ODIs is a gud idea but not a gud idea to have him in the T20 squad. Yes PCB and the selectors should really think about having different squads for all three formats.

  • on August 24, 2010, 23:59 GMT

    It is absolutely foolish to compare Sachin-The Cricket God and Md.Yousuf. And FYI, Nobody back in India is encouraging Sachin to make records. The statement which meant in your comment shows your cricket knowledge. Sachin earns his place by his majestic show. You just cannot plan for a century, then come to field and make record buddy, Be practical. Records are not a planned one, they are miracles. Pak has to take care of Afridi. Pak should not lose matches initially in 50 overs world cup, if they lose, then Afridi will run away and immediately the same evening he will address the media that 50 overs are not meant for him and he is made for 20-20 LOL!!!!! How brave people are.....We Indians are ruling the entire cricket world by IPL. Try to have your own cricket league and invite foreign players to your soil. Then you will come to your status. People will abscond buddy. Thats the reality like NZ backed off recently.

  • on August 24, 2010, 23:53 GMT

    A balanced side has eventually been selected--Thanks God. Inclusion of Muhammad Yousaf and Muhammad Hafeez is an excellent decision. While Yousaf has proven track record, Hafeez has all the potentials to prove his worth. He has immense skills for effortless strokes. Reminds one of Salim Malik when it comes to flicks to Square Leg or playing in the "V". I am sure he will eventually prove his mettle. He did earn a lot of criticism for some low scores but I tell you that he has a very large and strong admirers club and I am one of them (with a lot of pride ofcourse)

  • on August 24, 2010, 23:46 GMT

    Its a good squad.. could be improved by Younis Khan.. and maybe Imran Nazir.. Hafeez has done well in domestic cricket.. hes a genuine one-day player.. and Hammad Azam is too young for now.. he needs more experience

  • on August 24, 2010, 23:26 GMT

    I couldn't digest to include F.Alam in ODI's rather to b in Tests..! Any how M alwaz wid U r belovd team..! A very Best ov Luck...!

  • on August 24, 2010, 23:06 GMT

    Our selection never fails to amaze me, seriously. The inclusion of Hafeez? This guy probably has some epic contact that keeps pulling him back into the squad.

    Glad to see Irfan in the reserves, at LEAST. Would love to watch him play though. And he just might. The inevitable hamstring-pull that Akhtar will bless us with will bring Irfan in, hopefully.

  • Pahalwan on August 24, 2010, 22:58 GMT

    The Pak ODI and T20 Teams Should be like this otherwise forget about any title they can win: ODI Team: 1- Yasir Hameed 2- Imran Farhat 3- Mohammed Hafeez / or Shoaib Malik 4- Mohammed Yousuf 5- Umar Akmal 6- Kamran Akmal 7- Shahid Afridi 8- Abdul Razzak 9- Mohammed Aamir 10- Umar Gull / Rana Naveed 11- Saeed Ajmal 12- Fawad Alam (only for Fielding…no bat no ball) T20 Team: 1- Imran Nazir 2- Shahzaib Hassan 3- Mohammed Hafeez / or Shoaib Malik 4- Mohammed Yousif 5- Umar Akmal 6- Kamran Akmal 7- Shahid Afridi 8- Abdul Razzak 9- Mohammed Aamir / or Shoaib Akhtar 10- Umar Gull / or Rana Naveed 11- Saeed Ajmal 12- Fawad Alam (Only for Fielding…no bat no ball) "Wish them all the best of luck as well".

  • Sabtain on August 24, 2010, 22:46 GMT

    Very well saying by Wasim Bhatti. There is no one like Mohd. Yousuf he is great already has many records to him. Team should always contain seniors and juniors should be given chance one by one.

  • on August 24, 2010, 22:35 GMT

    Why azhar ali in odi's,.. ??? Mohammad Hafeez does't deserve any place ,... well other moves are gud May Allah succeed Shahid afridi and company Bcoz Afridi is working very hard and very gud move by afridi bringing on Yousuf> Best of Luck Pakistan

  • Francis.Jerome on August 24, 2010, 22:23 GMT

    Mohammad Yousuf's inclusion was justified by his performance. In any case justice has been done in his case.

  • on August 24, 2010, 22:07 GMT

    only younis khan is missing

    shoaib akhter inclusion is the best

    he is a super star am his biggest fan till date

  • on August 24, 2010, 22:01 GMT

    shoaib malik not included is a very good decision if someone score a century against india it doesn't mean he is selected for next 100 matches shoaib malik is in really bad form he should go back and leave the place for youngsters like azhar ali for me the shocking decision is Muhammad Hafeez he is really a coward player i must ask where is the Pakistani little sehwag (Ahmed Shehzad) he is a brave character but i dont know why he is being refused by selectors.Fawad Aalam is a good to choice to make a record of sitting outside on bench most of the times although he is a very good fielder.

  • jeejan on August 24, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    good decision...for shoaib mirza

  • jeejan on August 24, 2010, 21:44 GMT

    Going on and on with Sania....thats what happens...atleast give her and yourself a sleep so that you can concentrate on cricket.

    Will make a comeback once bored

  • on August 24, 2010, 21:27 GMT

    Really +ve selection...

    Inshallah....will help pakistan in regaining the World Cup 2011.

  • CricketLover23 on August 24, 2010, 21:18 GMT

    Alhamdulillah "Allah (SWT) is Great" that Mohammad Yousuf is back in all forms of cricket. I believe this is extremely good for Pak Cricket. Actually the problem with Pakistan Cricket started when they left out such a classy and well known player like Mohd Yousuf from T20 world cup. This was a big disappointment for all true cricket lovers in the world at that time after then the crises started. I think Pak Cricket Board an all retired senior Pak Players should support such a nice player like M.Yousuf same like India is supporting Tendulkar to make records. I think if M.Yousuf gets that support and play 444 ODI and 175 Tests then you will see the difference that he will break all batting records and Pak and he will be on top. But very sorry to say that I afraid in Pak they will not allow him to do so… So I am happy on his return but I am sad as well. Now I will pray for Imran Nazir to come back in t20 and ODI's as well…Good Luck for M. Yousuf to continue and Imran Nazirto return.

  • on August 24, 2010, 21:16 GMT

    It's my free advice for Ijaz Butt that not to mess up with Shahid Afridi's captaincy till Worldcup 2011 because he is the the only captain with full of sprit and having complete control over players.

  • on August 24, 2010, 21:06 GMT

    Great to have Mohammad Yousuf back in ODIs, it's just because of Shahid Afridi because he is gathering the whole team & he also wanted to have Younis Khan in the team but Ijaz Butt didn't give him clearance. But i don't know why Mohammad Hafeez picked up because PCB has already gave him chance in t20 Wcup 2010 and he had almost zero performance. Anyway, best of luck Shahid Afridi & co.

  • Gfaruq on August 24, 2010, 20:44 GMT

    Interesting - Selection Committee and Captain await the "clearance" from PCB Chairman - they why there is a need for Selection Committee - Let the Oldest Guy (in Cricket History) PCB Chairman can make a team in his drawing room and announce the team as per his desire. I think the Selection Committee should be abolished.

  • BoonBoom on August 24, 2010, 20:42 GMT

    @ dineshdutt: I think let India compete with weaker bowling attacks like NZ and SL where they hardly manage 100 runs then you talk about competing against quality pace attacks like Aus, SA and Pak.,

    India is ONLY good for IPL in their own backyard. Sorry for being blunt but this is THE REALITY !!!

  • ballaybaaz on August 24, 2010, 20:41 GMT

    i have one request for Mr Mohsin Khan...Imran nazir and Rana naveed should be in this team both one day and T20 ...thanks

  • on August 24, 2010, 20:33 GMT

    If you do not include Imran Nazir and saqlain Hayder and drop Kamran Akmal I will not watch the match. Remove Ijaz But as chief and make Moeen Khan or Imran Khan as the chief. Imran can do several jobs and whole world knows how great love he had for Pakistan

  • on August 24, 2010, 20:24 GMT

    I have only two comments: The inclusion of M. Hafeez and the exclusion of Hammad Azam and Younis Khan. Given that the WC is in India/SL, Shoiab Malik would have been a better option in place of Hafeez, since he has an impressive record in India. Finally instead of S. Akhtar we should have gone for Mohammed Irfan. The unknown factor is always decisive. In summary the selection is very poor again.

  • angel_guy on August 24, 2010, 20:12 GMT

    best of luck to pakistan team.. you are gona rock.. would like to make a suggestion, that Abdul Razzaq should be played as an opener.. a permanent one.. he plays really well against the faster bowlers..and 30-40 quick runs from his bat will put of lot of pressure on the bowlers.. take an example of Dilshan, he played mostly as a lower order batsman, but when he was promoted to no1 he became , what we all know :)..

  • on August 24, 2010, 20:02 GMT

    Younis Khan is a serious talent being ignored.I request Pakistan cricket management,Yousaf bhai,Salman and Waqar Bhai to get the Younis in the fold.Our eyes will lit up with Yousaf,Younis and Salman.

  • Raja_rox on August 24, 2010, 19:21 GMT

    whats going on with PCB. Hafeez and fawad had replaced Shoaib malik, It is impossible to understand at which basis these two can replace shoaib malik. It is true that he is going out of tune but out of tune malik is better then these two hafeez n fawad.

  • Me_A_Gemini on August 24, 2010, 19:21 GMT

    I think chief selector is still not getting the difference between the T20 & ODIs. It should be clear by now that every single team in the world has a separate (around 5-6 men difference from ODIs) squad for T20s. Pakistan is seriously in need of a player who can make the most of first 6 overs; Imran Nazir may be one of the best choices in Pakistan because of cutting and pulling ability. Also, Abdur Rehman should be in for T20s as he is economical. Who on earth could tell us why Muhammad Hafeez is there???? Fawad Alam should have been there for the tests; he may be good for ODIs. Anyways, let's hope for a better performance with this team.

  • on August 24, 2010, 19:13 GMT

    no team balance is there atleast, either we have to play with kamran akmal opening or in other case, we have to play only two of Akhter/gul/aamir +ajmal+razzaq+afridi.. so this is a nonsense selection

  • on August 24, 2010, 19:10 GMT

    hope 2011 wc final maybe bw india vs pak.........

  • Cric_PasntLvr on August 24, 2010, 19:06 GMT

    At last ....the selection is up to the mark 99% ...iffff....Butt is not around...Yunus Khan would hv been in the squad ..i am desperately waiting and praying as well...when they would remove this Butt..why not protest against him and bring back Younus Khan...Shoaib Malik out of the team ..and giving a chance to Azhar Ali good job done by mohsin and co. Yes i agree...Imran Nazir would have been good choice in place of Mohd. Hafeez (Or else Afridi might b thinking an option of having few over frm Hafeez) Now plsss dont talk abt having a new Captain...only very improtant and foremost thing is to build a strong squad for the World cup..If Fawad Alam included in playing 11..he need to b handle very carefully and utilize his abilities 2 d max...i gus in past he is not bn used properly ..if he plays...he shd bowl atleas 5 to 6 overs...and guys plss...this squad is for ODI and T20 and Umar Akmal can play huge role in it..and as far as Kamran is concerned ..i guess thrs still no proper replcmnt

  • on August 24, 2010, 19:04 GMT

    well,,i think it is a balance squad apart from younus khan's drop off. Mr Ijaz Butt is doing unjustice with 16 cror ppl in the country not with younus khan. please some one raise voice against this mota butt. but i m still very hopefull that this team will inshallah perform well in ODI's and T20's. hope for the best ....

  • on August 24, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    @ dineshdutt: man even Zimbabwe can compete with team India... sorry, too good an opportunity to miss.

  • on August 24, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    please please please somebody tell me why hafeez is in the list??????? For god sake, afridi and mohsin hasan khan have mercy on that poor bloke, his technique screams out for his batting woes.......pity...

  • acernet3 on August 24, 2010, 18:15 GMT

    Ohhh well thank god some balance side now we will show ENGLAND wat we got !! Three A's ( Akhtar , Amir , Ajmal ) along with Shahid afiridi a perfect bowling attack !

  • Haroons on August 24, 2010, 18:13 GMT

    why is the squad filled wid fast ballers who are already in great form and fitness and low number of middle order batsman who already are struggling ?

  • Farhan15904 on August 24, 2010, 18:08 GMT

    I think three is too much criticism for Hafiz, But according to me Hafiz is a all rounder not only a batsman, He is there for second spinner and a batsman batter than a spinner who can bat.

  • imad_lala on August 24, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    this is the great ODI team at all. good agrissive team. afridi is a great captain. no need of younus khan bcoz azhar and yousuf are enough for middle order. they have to mention the opening batsmans who should be the openers. may allah give pakistan victory with this team.

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:47 GMT

    yousuf 376 away from 10k......cheers

    i hope these 5 one dayers are enough for him inshaallah.

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:44 GMT

    imran farhat, imran nazir and shoeb malik would have been better option than hafiz, fawad alam and shahzaib hasan........ and definitely younis should have been in the squad. He is better than all men in the squad except mohammed yousuf.

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:32 GMT

    For those who are saying that Shoaib Malik should have selected first check his record of last 10 matches. In fact in this article it is mentioned that his average is 30 and if you took out 100 against Indian in Champions Trophy, average will further decrease to 20. Shoiab Malik's ODI record in England is also not impressive. 12 Innings, 98 Runs, Average 8.17, SR 47. Off Spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has better Batting record than him in England.

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:28 GMT

    how come there is no Imran Nazir in the squad. he is the best T20 player in pakistan. he is done good in ICL and in Pakistan for Sialkot Stallions! i think he deserves to be in the team.

  • zararnaseer on August 24, 2010, 17:22 GMT

    Good selection of Yusuf, Fawad Alam & dropping of Shoaib malik ( aakhir khuda nay meree dua sun lee). I wish Yusuf had not been dropped from T20 world cup in 2007, Pakistan would have been ruling world cricket since. Bad selection Umar Akmal, he needs a long break. He has dropped so far 200 catches in his career any keeper can do that. God please give chairman Butt some sense and make him shut his mouth before and when series is being played. Make Asif Iqbal chairman of the board.

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:21 GMT

    Why is Hafeez picked again and again and again? What has he done in his 50 ODIs plus career.....he averages a pathetic 18 as an opening batsman!!!! He has some really big REFERENCE for sure.....Yasir Hameed should be given a longer run...

  • dineshdutt on August 24, 2010, 17:15 GMT

    I think this side can compete with England... Not the aussies, Team India and Proteas .....

  • Stromeon on August 24, 2010, 17:07 GMT

    Whats happened to Zulqarnain? Is he ruled out of the ODIs through injury? Good to see Fawad Alam back, he looks a very promising youngster. Mohammad Irfan deserves a place in the squad, he looks to have great promise as well. I think Salman Butt should be the captain, he has looked good so far and is a better captain than Afridi. For those of you saying Salman Butt is not good for the T20, he is Pakistan's 3rd highest T20I run scorer behind Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik with a strike-rate that is better than Shahzaib Hasan, and an average that is better than both Akmal and Malik: http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=3;team=7;template=results;type=batting

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:03 GMT

    good news mo,yusuf ritaran

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:02 GMT

    I think Yasir Hameed should have been picked for one-day....rest is fine....we should pray for our victory...

  • on August 24, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    mohammed hafeez has been tried many times and has failed. instead of him they should have either kept yasir hameed or brought on imran nazir both are very talented and aggressive in nature. we need openers that can take the attack to the bowlers and one of them should take one end and salman butt the other since that would play into the right and left handed combo making it harder for the bowlers to adjust. Umar Akmal is good but he wants to be the next Afridi, he should realize u cant hit every ball for 6, still he is very talented!

    ODI team should be (in batting order) I.nazeer/Y.hameed, S.butt, A.Ali, M.yousuf, Z.Haider, S.Afridi,U.Akmal, M.Amir,S.Ajmal,U.Gul, M.Asif/W.Riaz

    u can replace Yusuf with Hameed for T20's, keeping nazeer the opener.yasir bats at 4th down in first class anyway. Bowling wise pakistan is very strong. asif only relies on swing so wahab would be good sub. since hes a lefty, has pace, movement and can bat aswell. Balance is key for pakistan!

  • gghdty on August 24, 2010, 16:58 GMT

    Wonderful to see Fawad Alam's name in the list. Hope he opens.

  • wiiCricket on August 24, 2010, 16:51 GMT

    You would see this selection upside down in the middle of the tour. Just watch. And everyone will be crying their hearts out for some random player. PCB and Pakistan Cricket is in shambles and are disgrace to the cricket at this point. Somebody please give PCB, Education 101.

  • IMIM on August 24, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    Afridi is not good decision as a captin for ODI's you have other options available in the shape of Razaq, Yousuf. Why they drop Malik non sense

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    my playing 11 for the odis wud be Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan ,Mohd Yousuf,Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abur Razzaq ,Mohd Amir, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar , Saeed ajmal .. i bet if v play this team no1 can beat us! and in t20s one change i wud like to make wud be to play Shahzaib hasan in place of usuf

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    squad need younis khan...

  • balajik1968 on August 24, 2010, 16:42 GMT

    I am an Indian and quite a few of these guys are new to me, but a few points.

    1. Yousuf is very slow on the field and will be a sitting duck for a runout. 2. I don't know why a player of Younis's quality is not in the team. 3. What happened to Zulqarnain Haider? I happened to watch a part of the 2nd Test and liked the way the guy showed spunk and fight. Will he not recover in time for the ODI's? 4. Dropping Shoaib Malik was a good move. I was never impressed with him

    And finally congratulations Muhammed Ali for calling Ravindra Jadeja a useless player

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:40 GMT

    what younis did... that board is giving him punishment ... i cant understand... what he did??? he is a class player.. and fully deserve that squad... PCB is a shit.. as will as ijaz butt and mohsin khan... really get my mood off...

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:35 GMT

    For the love of God!! where is Zulqarnain Haider Gone? is he that badly Injured? We need him!! he's better then both these WicketKeeper. Please! We want Zulqarnain haider in this team! He has a calm head not very talented but he has a calm head to be utilized in this game rather then akmal or sarfraz playing.

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:33 GMT

    In my view Azhar Ali isn't a one day player. In one day you need batsmens like Younis Khan who can build there innings at any stage of the match. Izaj Butt clearly showing his arrogance toward Younis by keeping him away from the team. Pakistan needs Younis Khan to back up there middle order and fawad alam should play in streets not in the international era.

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:31 GMT

    Why not Yasir Hameed? He must have been picked along with other team mates of winning squad. Bad luck Yasir.

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    WHERE THE HELL IS IMRAN NAZIR!

  • irfanwasim on August 24, 2010, 16:19 GMT

    This pakistan one day team can make only 100-150 runs against england.

  • faseeh3 on August 24, 2010, 16:10 GMT

    Not take hafeez and imran farhat in squad both not perform when pakistan need. use young player like irfan .in test take younis in place of imran .

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:04 GMT

    For those who are saying that Shoaib Malik should have selected first check his record of last 10 matches. In fact in this article it is mentioned that his average is 30 and if you took out 100 against Indian in Champions Trophy, average will further decrease to 20.

    Shoiab Malik's ODI record in England is also not impressive. 12 Innings, 98 Runs, Average 8.17, SR 47. Off Spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has better Batting record than him in England.

  • on August 24, 2010, 16:00 GMT

    hello Mr.But & CO id you deny YOUNIS who will get the benefit.you ,your country ,your people.everyone knows younis dint do anything that he will get that punishment.the problem is he dint shake hand with you.you will not remember in future but younis always remember.leave politic

  • gannyboy on August 24, 2010, 15:55 GMT

    Mohammad Amir should be rested he has been leading the bowling lineup for a year now. Selectors need to use this special talent properly as he has to play a huge role in the world cup for Pakistan. The selectors also need to call back Imran Nazir because you need an aggressive opening batsmen at the top who can ease the pressure on the middle order.

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:47 GMT

    there are still question marks over kamran akmal...his batting performance has been terrible...even ordinary wicketkeepers now look better than him...azhar ali is a slow batsman and his selection is also a question mark...while kamran akmal is a better bat in odi's and 20/20's pakistan should have included a new younger keeper rather than an extra bowler...with hafeez and afridi in the side only three bowlers are needed...they have seven bowlers in the team apart from afridi and hafeez...i would have thought that they could have blooded two more batsmen

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    Thts one thing which can happen in Pakistan only tht Chairman are against player which captin needed. Only bad thing he do is win T2o Worldcup. this is his sin

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    Ijaz Butt is a piece of .... Ok you know what i was going to say. He is a laughing matter all around the world and a liability for Pakistan Cricket. kick him out and Pakistan will be better off without him.

  • LSAF on August 24, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    It is very sad that the great Khan i.e. Younis Khan has not been picked. He has been penalized with no reason. Younis Khan's fan including me are absolutely saddened by this. If he is not part of the team, no taste in the game, personally for me.

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    Hi, See i have some sugge. Younis and shoaib should have to join ODI team. because before world cup we have to prepare strong team. in the bowling site we are much better then any one, but we have to improve our bating site as much as we can. so for this Younis and Malik both are great players, i request you Sir Mohsin Khan bring back these two legend in our team. Thanks.

  • raghu86 on August 24, 2010, 15:39 GMT

    Well i think we should appreciate the selectors when they have done a decent job. Even though i would love to have younis instead of hafeez, but then i wasn't really expecting that to happen.

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    there,s no one in Pakistan who can ask ejaz butt the reason of chosing and denying players .... like if its not Pakistan team .... its his father,s team !

  • usmanq4 on August 24, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    When i selected the link to see the team selection i was excited to see a new pakistan team. As usual i was lefted disappointed with the selection committee. i mean, why leave out younis, why? the nation needs him, you cant expect yousef to hold it together on his own. Having alam in the squad is a good move, coz i really believe this guy can make it, if given the chance, AND NOT IN T20 OR COMING OUT AT NUMBER 7 in ODI. Why omitting him in the test series was birzzare, him and azhar ali in the middle makes so much sense, not amin and ali. dont quite understand why mhd hafeez(place waster) keeps getting picked, wht can he do exactly? cant bat, cant bowl and cant catch, remember the last ball in T20 WC2007 final, he tap the ball with 2 hards over the ropes for 6 and we lost by 5 runs. The only good thing about the selection was no imran farhat, but got a feeling hes place is safe for the WC2011! Like to see anwar ali and hammad play for pakistan before they reach 28. ijaz butt out

  • nataraajds on August 24, 2010, 15:26 GMT

    i wonder how Afridi can become a caption? he has left pak test team in mid sea and declared retired after first test against Aus. how PCB is trusting this man to lead the team in ODI and T20 again? he is good enough as a player but not as leader.. better choose some one to lead.

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:26 GMT

    Malik has not been seleced due to his form; wow what a joke. Who has perfored in batting during last 1 year or so. What Hafeez has done to come back again; dirty politics stared again. How many 50/100 have been scored by Fawad/Hafeez/Shahzaib/Salman or even Yousaf. Come one stop cheating the nation again and again; poor selecion to select Hafeez, Shahzaib and Alam and dropping Malik

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    good Squad bt want only one change Younis Khan should be in place of Hafeez............Ijaz Butt should be sacked for fighting personal battle against Younis Khan ............GET OUT IJAZ BUTT!!!!!!

  • Sarlana on August 24, 2010, 15:20 GMT

    In the above squad I would prefer mohammed asif in place of any fast bowler in the selected list. I still belive mohammed asif is the best available fast bowler in the world.

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:16 GMT

    PCB ........ Pakistan Cricket Blunders ....

    WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE ......

  • Sialkot_stallions on August 24, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    Thanks God we get rid of Imran farhat and sohaib malik.Why yasir hameed is not in team.If he can play Odi innings in Test.Then why he is not there in place of Shahzaib?!

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    How many of you played cricket or have selection experience???? Stop this Yonis/Malik nonsense.......what they have done?? Fighting, backbiting... This is perfect selection.....You need azhar and yosaf to play fifty overs....

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    I think Younus shud hve been selected,that wud hve made our middle order more stronger!!dropping malik in ODIs is not a gud..wats the point of recalling M.Hafeez,Fawwad Alam and Shahzeb hassan.PCB is getting too excited wid Wahab Riaz !!agree wid @oman20101982 M.Irfan shud be given the chance in ODIs..I beleive tht Umar Gul wont be able to play the series wid his injury,PCB is taking a high risk!!M.Yousuf is a welcome addition in the ODI squad..rest of the squad looks decent enough to pull the series against Engalnd!!Best Of Luck..

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:04 GMT

    Hafeez?!?!?!?!?!?! might as well pick Wasti. If they aren't going to stop picking old horses why not Imran Nazir? Should have picked Umar Amin or Asad Shafiq instead or Azeem Ghumman. Seriously check Ghumman's stats, he deserves a place.

  • on August 24, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    This is a classic case of stupidity from the side of Pakistanis and I am sick of it.Again they have mixed the formats.excuse me but if you are saying that Pakistan is gonna go with yousuf in t20 wow.shoaib malik is the best in limited overs cricket and he is replaced by azhar ali (1 innings her0).the fact is that there are horses for courses and pcb is too much dumbass to realize that.I am glad younus is not there (for his own sake ) just look at australia did they play justin langer in odi after such an illustrious test career and here is azhar ali.looks like we only care about the last performance.just look at the stats of Malik and he is out of the squad bkz he is not a test player

  • Crick-3t on August 24, 2010, 15:00 GMT

    Muhammad Irfan deserve a chance. Overall side is looking pretty good. New Wicket keeper also deserve a chance in ODI. Pakistan Khapayyyyyy!

  • SajidMirza on August 24, 2010, 14:59 GMT

    Nothing to say. A very strong and complete unit, awesome bowling, attacking batting. Aggressive captain. The only thing which need attention is opening. Butt is good in ODI but not suitable in T20, they must open the inning in T20 with hafeez and shahzaib. All the best Guys..........

  • shafi000 on August 24, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    ijazz butt u can do anything they didn picked younis khan bcoz he was nt cleared .haha wat nice joke.

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    perfect talented team i love the selction committee after a long time, i enjoy a team full f merit inclusion f shahzaib n hafeez is owesome

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    I don,t think there is any role, Fawad Alam in the ODI,s. He can be a good player in the test matches quite like Simon Katich. To drop Shoaib Malik was a sign of relief for me as he started turning a headache for the team. Go n get some runs,Malik. To sustain Shahzaib Hassan was a great move though he couldn,t come upto the mark in the two t20s against Australia. IU hope things will move in the good direction now on.

  • shafi000 on August 24, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    ijaz butt is the boss of pcb he can do anything all other who work under himif he is mohsin khan or any one is just white elephants they cant do nothing without orders from big boss younis khan is picked bcoz he was not cleared frm butt then wat da hell selection committes fr they are jst puppets .players lyk hammad. irfan.imran nazir.younis khan are nt picked.wat rubbish i read nw may allah save pak cric frm those ppl.thy destroying cric in pak

  • Inti_pak4life on August 24, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    my team salman butt, shazaib hasan, kamran akmal, mohmmad yousuf, umar akmal, abdul razzaq, shahid afridi, mohammad amir, shoaib akhtar, saaed ajmal, mohammad asif.

  • Vidzegg on August 24, 2010, 14:38 GMT

    This is an okay squad , good news being recall of yousuf and dropping malik . However a more important point is that how is Mohsin khan taking the abuse by PCB chairman ? Who denied him Irfan's selection for T20 world cup and guessing by "not cleared by PCB chairman " he is not too happy about discriminatory treatment handed out to Younis . . . I think he should resign to protect his reputation as a man with integrity and highlight the dictatorship that he has to content with .Otherwise very soon he will be thought of as an accomplice of this shameless joker aka PCB chairman .

  • QuarterMILE on August 24, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    Why do Pakistani fans have this great tendency of writing their own team selection in the comments? Seems quite funny when I see it again and again!!!

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    i think playing mohammed hafiz in place of imran farhat was a mistake. Farhat is a natural stroke player, hafiz doesnt really have a good ODI temperment i think hes a better test player. What sucks is that when Pakistan started the Test series against England, they were in an ODI temperment, and now when they are finally get used to playing Test style, they will have to switch back to an ODI temperment. I am mainly concerned for the youngsters like Azhar Ali

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:35 GMT

    i think playing mohammed hafiz in place of imran farhat was a mistake. Farhat is a natural stroke player, hafiz doesnt really have a good ODI temperment i think hes a better test player. What sucks is that when Pakistan started the Test series against England, they were in an ODI temperment, and now when they are finally get used to playing Test style, they will have to switch back to an ODI temperment. I am mainly concerned for the youngsters like Azhar Ali

  • funsuk on August 24, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    I think it is good decision to get Yusuf back in a side but Imran Farhat is lot better than Mohammad Hafeez. Despite of giving lot of chances, he never proved him self. I thought Zulkarnain Haider will be in instead of Sharfaraz Ahamd who was another flopp in keeping and batting. But I guess there is no need of keeper in limited overs game as long as Kamaran is in. If Umar Gul is fit who would get a chance to play? Amir or Shoid? It is interesting to see the final selection for ODIs.

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:33 GMT

    have not we tried shahzeb/hafeez well before? gul is unfit and still part of the side. instead of Wahab/Gul, Tanvir and Irfan should have been in. GOOD TO SEE malik is not there.

    side should be: Salman Butt,Yasir Hamid, , Azhar Ali, Mohammad Yousuf, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz, Abdul Razzaq/Shahid Afridi/Fawad Alam, Mohammad Amir, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar/Tanvir, Mohammad Asif/ Irfan

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:30 GMT

    You can never count on PCB it could be a shocking news that they dropped Malik. I think Malik along with Yousuf should get a chance in t20. They dropped malik because of his poor performance but if thats the case why they are not dropping akmal brothers? experience matters in all format of the game i believe malik is perfect for t20 as well as ODI. I dont think hafeez and azhar chnce in t20 we should bring Imran Nazir.

    Gud Luck Yousuf on T20.

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    why this cruelty to Younis Khan? If Yousuf can come in clean why can't Younis Khan come in whose only fault is that he was captain when Yousuf was playing his politics around....

  • Nrao786 on August 24, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    Team should be as follows.....(with no Hafeez)!

    ODIs - Salman, Akmal, Yusuf, Afridi, Umar Akmal, Fawad, Razzaq, Amir, Shoaib A, Ajmal, Gul / Riaz.

    T20 - Salman, Shahzaib, Akmal, Afridi, Umar Akmal, Fawad, Razzaq, Amir, Shoaib A, Ajmal, Gul.

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:27 GMT

    Hafeez?!?!?!?!?!?! might as well pick Wasti. If they aren't going to stop picking old horses why not Imran Nazir? Should have picked Umar Amin or Asad Shafiq instead or Azeem Ghumman. Seriously check Ghumman's stats, he deserves a place.

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    Thank God! younis has no place in the team

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    not bad selection, but misssing the experience of younis khan, if afridi wants to lift the 2011 world cup, he needs both yousef and younis in the team and in good touch. Asim kamal should have been in the test team, the guy have so much talent and averages gud with bat too, pcb ruin poor guy career, he deserves to be in the test team.

  • Uomur on August 24, 2010, 14:14 GMT

    I think the team is strong on the whole and has the capability to beat England in both ODIs and T20s. However, I don't think deleting Shoaib Malik from the squad was the right thing to do. And Hafeez's inclusion is surprising since his performance in the world cup T20s was beyond pathetic. And one more thing, I wonder where in the world is Sohail Tanvir. Is he still injured??? I hope he claws his way back into the squad

  • Dutch_Pakii_Samia on August 24, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    Mashallah gud team :) But very sad about Younis

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:01 GMT

    The team is not as bad as they have selected in past. But selection of Hafeez is a shocking one. He is an average player who cannot bat and cannot bowl. They should have included Imran Nazir at least in T20. Shoaib Malik is a good ODI and T20 player should not have been dropped, however he is not a test player at all. M Irfan can really do magic in England. Don't know why he is not selected. M.Yousaf selection is good as we need someone to stay on the wicket. Younis Khan has heaps of personal issues, one day he wants to be a captain and other days does not want to. One day he wants to play other day he wants to be rested. He is a confused soul.

  • on August 24, 2010, 14:00 GMT

    For the love of God!! where is Zulqarnain Haider Gone? is he that badly Injured? We need him!! he's better then both these WicketKeeper. Please! We want Zulqarnain haider in this team! He has a calm head not very talented but he has a calm head to be utilized in this game rather then akmal or sarfraz playing.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    what a shame for PCB and insane ijaz butt and yawar saeed. why they are not including the fearless YOUNIS KHAN in the team. the best available option. yusuf even don,t bother to get back his resignation and still in the team, though he was never a T20 player and still get picked. on the other hand thats the personal affairs of PCB with YOUNIS KHAN, that he is not picked up again. shame shame what a shame for PCB for ignoring the best middle order batsman in pakistan YOUNIS KHAN

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:57 GMT

    this is a good sign for Pakistan team. Finally the great Yusuf is back to strengthen the batting of Pakistan team . We had seen recent past what can do a senior player in team. And Yusuf is a great team man. And malik used to involve in conspiracy so it is good that he is out. hope this will make Pakistan a good team as a unit.

  • malikharyani on August 24, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    I dont understand where the hell this Mohammad hafeez included in the team. He is not the player who can perform any more in international cricket. He got several chances. I guess he is selected because he is from Punjab.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    why is zulqarnain haider not in the team? why is kamran akmal still in the team? the same principle that was applied for malik shold be applied for kamran.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    look a pretty strong decent side pakistan to win the odi series against england i think shoaib malik should have been picked for the odi's but not for the test squad he's much more a odi and t20 player and i hope shoaib akhtar stays fit and perform well for pakistan that will be a great bowling attack shoaib,aamir,asif...good luck to pakistan for the rest of the tour..

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    PCB chairman is the worst person in Pakistan cricket at the moment. Younis should be picked and i'm sure as always he'll come back strong. It was correct decision to drop malik and imran farhat.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Are these guy insane? Pakistan's ODI & T20 side doesn't need changes and one thing it certainly does not need is Yousuf. Mohd Asif is a tried and tested T20 failure, I hope they don't play him in the shortest format. Well we all knew that learning the value of experience with the bat from Yousuf and then picking Younis would be an intellectual step too far for old Ijaz Butt, so no surprises there. I don't think we have much of a chance at Lord's, personally I hope Pakistan has a couple of batting collapses, its obvious our selectors and administrators don't understand anything less subtle then double digit scores.

  • reality_check on August 24, 2010, 13:37 GMT

    Younis was NOT "cleared" by the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt. There in lies the troubles Pakistan cricket is facing. Younis not playing has nothing to do with his game and everything to do with politics. Mr. Ijaz Butt would not know of common sense if it hit him in the face. Pak have got two best seasoned batsmen in Yousuf and Younis for all formats. Common sense shouted very loud to include them for Eng tour but they were dumped very unceremoniously. Even commentators like Michael Holding were baffled by their exclusion. After getting spanked by Eng in first two tests, common sense again shouted and was ultimately heard by recalling Yousuf back to save and win the 3rd test. Common sense is yet again shouting if anyone in PCB can hear... if Yousuf's inclusion can soothe the middle order so much, imagine what would happen if Younis is also included. Common sense and a bit of elementary maths says 2 is better then 1. Does anyone have any common sense in PCB? Mr Ijaz Butt... Hello!!!!

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    One thing i could never understand..........on what basis hafeez always get selected just before every world cup,then he flops badly and then is rightly kicked out......if afridi wanted an allrounder in team then why hammad azam or yasir arafat was not selected????Hafeez is the worst cricketer i ever saw alongwith ravindra jadeja.....2nd thing is that IJAZ BUTT is fighting a personal battle against younis khan...IJAZ BUTT should be sacked for such stupidities....

  • DIL_PAKISTAN on August 24, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    This how the ODI & T20 games should be: Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (capt) Kamran Akmal (wkt), Mohammad Amir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar!

    Any doubts of who should not be in there and who should be in there please confirm.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:31 GMT

    look a pretty strong decent side pakistan to win the odi series against england i think shoaib malik should have been picked for the odi's but not for the test squad he's much more a odi and t20 player and i hope shoaib akhtar stays fit and perform well for pakistan that will be a great bowling attack shoaib,aamir,asif...good luck to pakistan for the rest of the tour..

  • mkissb on August 24, 2010, 13:31 GMT

    Azhar Ali a brilliant discovery for Pakistan but in for test only. he might retained in tests for a while and Umar Akmal should retained for ondays or test only ..

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:29 GMT

    why on earth is younis khan not part of this team ? when will PAKISTAN cricket get rid of ijaz butt. this guy has done nothing except ruining our cricket. team has got so much potential but axing younis khan is such a grave mistake. also why is Muhammad irfan not part of this bowling line up & what is Muhammad Hafeez doing in this suqad along side razzaq. bring younis for azhar ali, farhat for hafeez, Irfan for wahab riaz or shoaib akhter & asad shafiq or hammad for razzaq & this team will be unbeatable. but plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz get rid of ijaz butt... ENOUGH OF THIS DIRTY POLITICS.. This guy is ruining our great game. & EXCELLENT WORK SO0O0 FAR BY WAQAR YOUNIS, AQIB JAVED, SALMAN BUTT & SHAHID AFRIDI. WELL DONE

  • oman20101982 on August 24, 2010, 13:26 GMT

    Muhammad Irfan , the seven foot monsterous bowler should have been included in ODIs as Others like Wahab riaz and Fawad Alam are already seen at international scene , we should have checked this Man , Irfan at bouncy and seamiong english pitches . Where is younis Khan .. ahhh

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:22 GMT

    fair team selection.... those who starting pointing that this is Punjabi 11, now shut up

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:18 GMT

    Why Hafeez? What is wrong with PCB? Butt of the problem has to go.. SB can stay though.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:14 GMT

    why not abdur rehman in t20 squad.he is a very good left arm spinner

  • cartier on August 24, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    MoYo is a poor runner and far too slow for ODI. This is a step backwards for Pakistan

  • Zahidsaltin on August 24, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    Mohammad Hafiz has always been a failure. Both his bowling and batting has been of no use. Why do we go on discarding and bringing back the same. Leaving Imran Farhat out and replacing him with Hafiz is a donkey for donkey. Ijaz Butt, nation is cursing you for doing this injustice to great gentleman Younis Khan. Why do you want curses of 180 million people in your old age. Every one knows that you are keeping him out of this tour just because of Yawer Said, another oldi deserving all the curses in the holy month.

  • stabish on August 24, 2010, 13:11 GMT

    Mohammad Hafeez? & they are looking to win the world cup are u kidding me what happened to all the top performers from domestic circuit, khurram manzoor would have been a better option & i m sick of the phrase "We are a Young Team" what young team are we talking about, average age of the player is around 28 and you still talk about being a young team cut the crap & perform this time around. Nikumay na ho tu

  • Pak-cricket on August 24, 2010, 13:11 GMT

    M Hafeez Selected again,,,, dont know why... i think the rest of the team is Fine PCB should have given a chance to Yonus. Umar Akmal need to rest. it would have been nice to give him rest.

  • India2world on August 24, 2010, 13:10 GMT

    good to see yousuf back good selection of team

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:08 GMT

    no place for abdur rehman?..that's just unfair to the spinner!

  • Cricket_my_Heartbeat on August 24, 2010, 13:04 GMT

    Very well balanced team announced. Good to see Rawalpindi Express back in the side. Shoaib Malik really doesn't deserve his seat in the team as he has been poor with the bat from a long time. Hope Pak will win the T20s and ODIs.

  • on August 24, 2010, 13:01 GMT

    For the love of God!! where is Zulqarnain Haider Gone? is he that badly Injured? We need him!! he's better then both these WicketKeeper. Please! We want Zulqarnain haider in this team! He has a calm head not very talented but he has a calm head to be utilized in this game rather then akmal or sarfraz playing.

  • raheem030766 on August 24, 2010, 13:00 GMT

    It is disappointing that Yunus Khan continues to be excluded from Pakistani team. This is NOT good for Pakistan cricket and Ijaz Butt, PCB Chairman needs to resolve the issue if he has got any management skills. I would have also liked to have seen Yasir Arafat in the squad. Not surprised that Malik has been dropped.

  • Maxculine on August 24, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    Well, the side looks all right to me except for Hafeez who had been tried a lot of times recently. My playing eleven would be :- Salman Butt Kamran Akmal Yousuf Azhar Ali Umar Akmal Fawad Afridi Razzaq Aamer Shoaib Akhtar Saeed Ajmal

    Wahab Riaz - 12th man

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:55 GMT

    Wow, Mohammad Hafeez the man with an outstanding batting average of 18.59 Yet another outstanding selection by the pcb. BRAVO

  • thabwoiabzz on August 24, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    Why on earth would you pick Shahzaib Hasan and Mohammad Hafeez? Time and time again we gave hafeez chances and all the time he FAILED !!! Shahzaib Hassan has no technique what so ever. He is a Flop for sure ! Yasir Hameed is a lot better than both of them. Oh welll ..... I hope they do good in Odi and T20s

  • azmat666 on August 24, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    This side looks much more stable, good to remove shoaib malik, as he was not performing at all. But the middle order still looks a bit weak, we need younis in the middle order, than it will be a perfect team. the bowling the good. but now afridi is going to have problem, he needs to select 3 of the 5 fast bowlers. let me select team for afridi. 1. salman butt 2. Mohammed Hafiz 3. Kamran Akmal 4. Mohammed Yousuf 5. Umar Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzaq 8. Mohammed Amir 9. Mohammed Asif/ Shoaib Aktar 10. Umar Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal

    Afridi should move kamran akmal top of the order he should come one down, than we can have batting down till no 7.

    For T20 Squad 1. Salman Butt 2. Shahzaib Hasan 3. Kamran Akmal 4. Umar Akmal 5. Fawad Alam/Mohammed ayaousuf 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzaq 8. Mohammed Amir 9. Umar gul 10. Shoaib AKtar 11. Saeed Ajmal

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    Don't agree with this at all.

    Tests = fine. But in limited overs, Malik is a better fielder, leader and bowler than Yousuf, even if his batting is a tad less classy. He is the better allround option.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:51 GMT

    overall i think best time from available players but in t20 i think instead of Muhammad yousaf they give chance to any new player.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:51 GMT

    nice team but younus shud have been in the squad :S

  • Atif-Islam on August 24, 2010, 12:49 GMT

    My Team for one day series england would be,

    1 Shazaib hassan 2 Salman butt 3 Fawad Alam 4 Mohammad Yousf 5 Umar akmal 6 Shahid Afridi 7 Kamran Akmal 8 Abdul Razzaq 9 Mohammad Amir 10 Shoaib Akhtar 11 Saeed Ajmal

    Good Luck Pakistan !!

  • imran_k12 on August 24, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    Shahid Afridi (capt), Salman Butt,Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir, Umar Gul. THis Team will be very good !!!

  • RehanG on August 24, 2010, 12:44 GMT

    good team good combi, i would have given Asad Shaffique a ago he needs to get some more practice and i think he deserves it.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:44 GMT

    why mohd hafeez and shahzaib are included in the squad? where is yasir hameed???? as far as younis khan is concerned i think its a good decision . no need of younis bcoz he will create some troubles in the team. both shoaib malik and younis should take retirement and play county.

  • Tansah on August 24, 2010, 12:43 GMT

    Yay!!! Yousuf is back! Good, now let's axe Ijaz Butt and Younis can come back too. Simple, sack the current PCB chairman. Then, we can win the World Cup in 2011. Then, we become top of the world. Basically, sack Ijaz Butt and we're in buisness. By any means...!

  • Zulfi007 on August 24, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    This is the right squad of Pakistan with limited resources. The axing of Shoib Malik is right move taken by th selectors. After getting married Shoib Malik could not perform well. Imran Farhat & Umer Amin too did not perform good in England.But it was enjoyment tour for Tanveer Ahmed and Raza Hasan. With inclusion of Younas Khan, it is best Pakistan squad for the moment. Best Luck Shahid Afridi as well as Pakistan. I hope they will win the ODI & T20 series against England.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:41 GMT

    after a long time a good decision by pcb getting rid of the termite malik now get yunis back

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:40 GMT

    ...."There was no recall, however, for Yousuf's long time middle-order ally, Younis Khan, the selection committee and captain claiming he has not been "cleared" by the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt."

    Shame on you Ijaz Butt...

  • Shahnawaztarar on August 24, 2010, 12:40 GMT

    the side seems quite good but one thing is that where is Zulqernain Haider, why he is out after performing so well with the bat . why sarfaraz is in as reserve, and look at the fast bowllers , Amir, Gul , Shoaib, Asif, Wahab and With Razzaq is Always There. I think personally that one of asif or amir should be given rest as shoaib is there and you can play only two fast bowllers as razzaq is third with ajmal and afridi, so in my opinion you select one less bats man and one extra bowller. Yasir hameed or asad shafiq should be in the team at least if younis is not there.

  • Gangster_123 on August 24, 2010, 12:38 GMT

    Imran Nazir should be included asweLL ...atleast in T20 side. .!

  • zeepolo on August 24, 2010, 12:38 GMT

    Ego's of Mr Ijaz butt will hurt Pakistan cricket by not letting Younis khan in the team,i dont know what kind of standards he has for discipline. Yousuf not even appealed against his punishment he is in the team..wow

    over all a good selection hope they do good against England

  • k-shoxx on August 24, 2010, 12:38 GMT

    At last IMRAN FARHAT is off...............ohh i am so happy

  • botswanajv on August 24, 2010, 12:35 GMT

    Afridi CAPTAIN! - PCB should be ready with a standby for a captain. Who knows, if Pak happens to lose a game of two, Afridi may decide to quit one-day captaincy and announce his retirement at the end of 40th over in an ongoing match.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:34 GMT

    pretty balance side.though I thought Shoaib Malik was a good player for oneday/t20.But I can understand that he hasn't performed for a while.

  • dr_aziz_wahcantt on August 24, 2010, 12:33 GMT

    Why M Hafiz again a tried and tested failure? Asad Shafiq and either Raza Hasan or Abdul Rehman should have been part of the squad. They may be in reckoning for the matches on sub-continent and UAE.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:32 GMT

    Overall its good selection. Shoib Malik and Imran Farahat dropped but Yunis khan shud be back in Team to support Middle Order... Pak are fav for Odi and T20...

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    MASHALLAH the culprit is out useless malik has no place plz dont get him back ever

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    Why Shoaib Akhtar? He should be retired from all forms of cricket now!

  • Peace_Lover on August 24, 2010, 12:29 GMT

    Younas Khan .. Well what can we say about Mr. Chairman ! Ijaz Butt is an IDIOT ! Just because he wants Younas Khan to Apologize on Media to Ijaz Butt for "NO" Reason he is not picking him in the team .. ! Asad Shafiq is still missing ! Whats the point of top scoring the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.. ? PCB senseless idiots are wasting the talent of Asad Shafiq ..

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:29 GMT

    I think it is good slection but less Youes Khan. I still insist that youses will be a good choice if he selected for ODUI or Test cricket. His two to three years cricket still remain. but we don't know what is the mind of Mr.Ijaz Butt, either some pesonel gradue or thinking for future.Shoib Malik ealy doing nothing since long time he was like a white elephant for the side. He has to play some domestic cricket and try to get his foarm, still some cricket with him. Shoib Akhtar is another choice, although we have a big bettery of fast bowlers, with some new faces.

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:28 GMT

    It is never too late, good Malik is out. He must be out for good. People like Malik play less and plot conspiracies more, good riddance to bad rubbish I say!

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:26 GMT

    NICE NICE SHOAIB MALIK IS OUT THAT IS GOOD NEWS! I HOPE THEY GET YOUNIS BACK :(

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:25 GMT

    Where is Younis Khan? Complete and utter injustice by the PCB...

  • bakhtjamal on August 24, 2010, 12:24 GMT

    Good to see the changes. Umer Amin should really be given a few more chances before letting him go, he has got talent and technique. Shahzaib Hassan is useless here. Inclusion of Fawad Alam is an ok decision but he really should have been in the Test squad since he is more of a test player. The returns of Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Akhtar are of immense importance. There are not a lot of solid batsmen in the team and Ijaz Butt and Younis Khan should really put the differences and their personal egos aside for the sake of Pakistan. Younis, provided he comes back, will be the backbone of the middle order along with Yousuf!

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    and where the hell is Zulqarnain? is he that much unfit(finger fractured) that he could not make it to ODIs or we should forget him???

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:21 GMT

    Strong Squad!! Younis KhaN Should have been selected and yasir hameed should have been there as well

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  • on August 24, 2010, 12:21 GMT

    Strong Squad!! Younis KhaN Should have been selected and yasir hameed should have been there as well

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    and where the hell is Zulqarnain? is he that much unfit(finger fractured) that he could not make it to ODIs or we should forget him???

  • bakhtjamal on August 24, 2010, 12:24 GMT

    Good to see the changes. Umer Amin should really be given a few more chances before letting him go, he has got talent and technique. Shahzaib Hassan is useless here. Inclusion of Fawad Alam is an ok decision but he really should have been in the Test squad since he is more of a test player. The returns of Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Akhtar are of immense importance. There are not a lot of solid batsmen in the team and Ijaz Butt and Younis Khan should really put the differences and their personal egos aside for the sake of Pakistan. Younis, provided he comes back, will be the backbone of the middle order along with Yousuf!

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:25 GMT

    Where is Younis Khan? Complete and utter injustice by the PCB...

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:26 GMT

    NICE NICE SHOAIB MALIK IS OUT THAT IS GOOD NEWS! I HOPE THEY GET YOUNIS BACK :(

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:28 GMT

    It is never too late, good Malik is out. He must be out for good. People like Malik play less and plot conspiracies more, good riddance to bad rubbish I say!

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:29 GMT

    I think it is good slection but less Youes Khan. I still insist that youses will be a good choice if he selected for ODUI or Test cricket. His two to three years cricket still remain. but we don't know what is the mind of Mr.Ijaz Butt, either some pesonel gradue or thinking for future.Shoib Malik ealy doing nothing since long time he was like a white elephant for the side. He has to play some domestic cricket and try to get his foarm, still some cricket with him. Shoib Akhtar is another choice, although we have a big bettery of fast bowlers, with some new faces.

  • Peace_Lover on August 24, 2010, 12:29 GMT

    Younas Khan .. Well what can we say about Mr. Chairman ! Ijaz Butt is an IDIOT ! Just because he wants Younas Khan to Apologize on Media to Ijaz Butt for "NO" Reason he is not picking him in the team .. ! Asad Shafiq is still missing ! Whats the point of top scoring the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.. ? PCB senseless idiots are wasting the talent of Asad Shafiq ..

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    Why Shoaib Akhtar? He should be retired from all forms of cricket now!

  • on August 24, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    MASHALLAH the culprit is out useless malik has no place plz dont get him back ever