Pakistan news April 29, 2014

Kamran Akmal, Malik omitted from training camp

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Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik have been omitted from a pool of 36 probables who will take part in a month-long summer camp at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore starting on May 6. Pakistan's new selection committee recalled Taufeeq Umar and Yasir Hameed for the camp and the focus is on preparing for upcoming tours and the 2015 World Cup.

The camp will be supervised by the coaching staff of the National Cricket Academy, headed by Mohammad Akram, as the PCB is currently hunting for national coaches. Fast bowler Junaid Khan and offspinner Saeed Ajmal will not attend the camp due to their county commitments in England.

Pakistan are set to play seven Tests, 13 ODIs and two T20s in the next 10 months. However, with the next international series three months away, the PCB was concerned about the long layoff. The gap was originally seven months, before the PCB managed to strike a deal for a short tour of Sri Lanka in August. Pakistan will then host Australia and New Zealand from October to December in the UAE.

"We will have 36 players for the first phase of the training camp," chief selector Moin Khan said at the National Stadium in Karachi. "The World Cup (2015) is the ultimate goal as we have to prepare for that on a day to day basis. We are planning for the whole year so we need players who can survive with their fitness, as it has been a concern. We have to keep a zero tolerance on fitness."

The notable omissions of wicketkeeper Kamran and allrounder Malik were not surprising, after their dismissal performances in the recent World T20 in Bangladesh. Both were selected for the tournament despite being in ordinary form. Kamran managed only 48 runs in four outings while Malik scored only 52 runs in four innings and wasn't used as a bowler. Moin, however, said it wasn't the end of the road for both players.

"The recent performances by Shoaib and Kamran were not satisfactory but the doors aren't shut on them. Given the age factor (as both are 32) we have older players who are fit and performing so there is always a chance for a comeback. They are still in contention and with the upcoming (domestic) season they have to perform well to win back the selectors' faith."

Taufeeq, 32, had been out of contention since pulling out of the South Africa tour last year due to a leg injury. Among the current lot of Pakistan openers, he has the highest average (38.72) after Saeed Anwar (47.10) and has scored more runs than any other opener since 2001. Hameed, 36, made his debut in 2003 and was a regular member of the team for the next four years. He was dropped, then recalled for the tour of England in 2010 before being ignored again.

Openers: Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Shan Masood, Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed, Khurram Manzoor, Taufeeq Umar, Sharjeel Khan

Middle order: Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali, Faisal Iqbal, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam

Allrounders: Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti

Spinners: Abdur Rehman, Zulfiqar Babar, Raza Hasan, Atif Maqbool, Yasir Shah

Fast bowlers: Umar Gul, Mohammad Talha, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami

Wicketkeepers: Adnan Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent. @kalson

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  • sherishahmir on May 4, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Still same problem of selection by seeing the following names: Openers: Yasir Hameed, Middle order: Faisal Iqbal, Wicketkeepers: Adnan Akmal What are the basis of selection of above names why we cannot try young talent in place of above obsolete ones.

  • AamirAbuOzair on May 2, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    I must say that I am disappointed with this list of 36. The list is missing new names. Almost all of these names look very familiar. I am unable to understand why we are stuck with the Akmals. Muhammad Rizwan is an excellent prospect as a Wicket Keeper and he is never tried. Do we really such a line up of Openers. Why can't we take Inamulhaq and Sami Aslam from under 19. They are such a fine pair. Why are we hesitant to play them saying they are too young. At what age Miandad or Sachin started? Ahmed Shehzad can come one down to strengthen the top order. Besides openers, we also need to look solid middle order batsmen as well. I was expecting much better from the new selection team, it looks like they are carrying our legacy. Najam Sethi needs to do more radical changes in the set up.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on May 2, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    Good to see taufeeq umar back in there.. He was doing good job as a test opener. Disappointment on not seeing fawad alam, Sami aslam and W/K M Rizwans name not there.. I still believe Nasir Jamshed is better option along with Ahmad Shahzad for limited over than others. M Sami n Faisal Iqbal are waste of space. Spin department looks good but fast bowling all rounder hasn't got much potential. I hope they come up with good combination.

  • I.Q.Sheikh on May 2, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    Where is Saeed Ajmal the Jadugar?

  • on May 1, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    they should have give a chance to sami aslam

  • on May 1, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    They should give Mohammad Rizwan a chance as a wicket keeper batsman. He has a better fc domestic record than Sarfraz and Adnan. List A is also much better than anyone in the domestic circuit.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/323389.html

  • shaunnac24 on May 1, 2014, 5:47 GMT

    i think Pakistan should tour New Zealand and Australia instead of inviting them for a tour that way players can get used to the conditions in Australia and New Zealand before the world cup 2015 and should send different players to play that way can see who performs on bouncy tracks and who does not because if the player does not perform on bouncy pitches do not select them and one player should definitely be not ignored on moving tracks and that is Abdul Razaq as his ball seems in those conditions a lot and he is a deadly batsman as well and send him one or two down in those conditions on regular basis

  • P3rfectionist on April 30, 2014, 20:53 GMT

    Get Rid of Adnan & Sarfraz Put some good Wicket Keeeper Batsman ... i blv from Whole Pak we can get atleast one good one :/

  • on April 30, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    How disappointing is our fast bowling list....wish to see Aamir in there as well along with Hamad Azam in the all rounders

  • on April 30, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    Where is Imran Nazir ???

  • sherishahmir on May 4, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Still same problem of selection by seeing the following names: Openers: Yasir Hameed, Middle order: Faisal Iqbal, Wicketkeepers: Adnan Akmal What are the basis of selection of above names why we cannot try young talent in place of above obsolete ones.

  • AamirAbuOzair on May 2, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    I must say that I am disappointed with this list of 36. The list is missing new names. Almost all of these names look very familiar. I am unable to understand why we are stuck with the Akmals. Muhammad Rizwan is an excellent prospect as a Wicket Keeper and he is never tried. Do we really such a line up of Openers. Why can't we take Inamulhaq and Sami Aslam from under 19. They are such a fine pair. Why are we hesitant to play them saying they are too young. At what age Miandad or Sachin started? Ahmed Shehzad can come one down to strengthen the top order. Besides openers, we also need to look solid middle order batsmen as well. I was expecting much better from the new selection team, it looks like they are carrying our legacy. Najam Sethi needs to do more radical changes in the set up.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on May 2, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    Good to see taufeeq umar back in there.. He was doing good job as a test opener. Disappointment on not seeing fawad alam, Sami aslam and W/K M Rizwans name not there.. I still believe Nasir Jamshed is better option along with Ahmad Shahzad for limited over than others. M Sami n Faisal Iqbal are waste of space. Spin department looks good but fast bowling all rounder hasn't got much potential. I hope they come up with good combination.

  • I.Q.Sheikh on May 2, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    Where is Saeed Ajmal the Jadugar?

  • on May 1, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    they should have give a chance to sami aslam

  • on May 1, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    They should give Mohammad Rizwan a chance as a wicket keeper batsman. He has a better fc domestic record than Sarfraz and Adnan. List A is also much better than anyone in the domestic circuit.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/323389.html

  • shaunnac24 on May 1, 2014, 5:47 GMT

    i think Pakistan should tour New Zealand and Australia instead of inviting them for a tour that way players can get used to the conditions in Australia and New Zealand before the world cup 2015 and should send different players to play that way can see who performs on bouncy tracks and who does not because if the player does not perform on bouncy pitches do not select them and one player should definitely be not ignored on moving tracks and that is Abdul Razaq as his ball seems in those conditions a lot and he is a deadly batsman as well and send him one or two down in those conditions on regular basis

  • P3rfectionist on April 30, 2014, 20:53 GMT

    Get Rid of Adnan & Sarfraz Put some good Wicket Keeeper Batsman ... i blv from Whole Pak we can get atleast one good one :/

  • on April 30, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    How disappointing is our fast bowling list....wish to see Aamir in there as well along with Hamad Azam in the all rounders

  • on April 30, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    Where is Imran Nazir ???

  • Mustafa7861 on April 30, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    Again the wrong selection for training camp, where is Abdul Razzak, Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamsheed. I am not sure why Razzak is not included.

    If you want Pakistan to win then we need Razzak and Nazir at any cost, so wake up Pakistan management and select Razzak as captain

  • dmqi on April 30, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    Do not worry, Malik and Kamran may be included later on. This is Pak circus, things keep coming back to entertain. When will Hafiz be given a break with Malik and Kamran. 3's company.

  • majeed.smr on April 30, 2014, 12:24 GMT

    Hello Pakisthan Cricket board,,,, Where is Imran nazeer world class player....IF you dont add hi..you will never won matches..Be carefull

  • on April 30, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    We do not understand why our selectors constantly ignoring sami aslam, babar azam,hamad azam, mohamad rizwan.. and aizaz cheema is talented and much better than sami.. sami and imran fahat should not be there.. best of luck for pakistani team.

  • on April 30, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    It seems that this squad is again selected while sitting in air conditioned parlors. Moin needs to go out and search for the talent, Guys like hammad azam, sami aslam, a rookie leg spinner usman qadir, umar amin, peshawar wicket keeper rizwan and many other talented youngsters should be drafted in at this stage. A lot of players in this list are over 30.

  • on April 30, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    It would be a much needed rest for Malik and Akmal before a busy season ahead. They can spend time with their families and will escape the scorching heat of Lahore and will be selected for the limited overs series before world cup.

    There must have been 3-4 guys from the junior team, the U19 or first class level as they would have got a chance to practice with senior guys. Whats the point in having Sami, Farhat & Hameed?

    Pakistan needs to beef up their fast bowling all rounders before world cup.

  • on April 30, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    Its really sad we are not grooming a potential all rounder Hammad Azam. He should have been included along with Anwar Ali & Bhatti to have more options for world cup squad.

  • on April 30, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    good news for cricket lovers to not including kamran akmal and shoaib malik, but mohammad sami and irfan farhat is also not suitable now as they already used their all chances many a time

  • MRABID on April 30, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    all is good but whr is Hammad Azam?

  • PEACE_XI on April 30, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    Ajmal and Junaid Khan not on list as they are playing County cricket in England. They should've given chance to some of the U19 team as well.

  • siddhartha87 on April 30, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Taufeeq Umar should be their regular opener in tests. He averages 40+ outside of sub continent which is very rare.

  • KarachiKid on April 30, 2014, 8:57 GMT

    Malik and Akmal still have a chance ???? People think that something is left in them? someone says why Cheema was selected ahead of Akmal and Malik ? well its age factor, Cheema can be taught I would hope so, but Akmal and Malik are proven failures in ANY format, T20s or ODIs or Tests. In fact this T20 should have been their last chance as if they could perform in one format better, it would have been T20. But they failed big time. Time to forget them.

  • MianMoosa on April 30, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    what are farhat hameed atif maqbool doing in this list..where are umar amin hammad azam & rizwan ???

  • razaqaiser on April 30, 2014, 8:41 GMT

    why not take boys from Under 19 specially Sami Asalm, Imamulhaq, Zafar Gohar. This is the time to inject new blood rather than to bring old horses like Yasir hameed, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Farhat. Unfortunately Pakistan is taking 1 step forward and slipping 10 steps backward. This happens when politics enters sports. Fawad Alam should be permanent member. No one is telling Bhatti or Asad Ali how to bowl yorkers. Sohaib should not be labelled as one day /T20 batsman. He should be given place in test team. Who is improving the technique of Umar Akmal. The whole structure needs revamp.

  • on April 30, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    The same old guns, tested. All the time fail, only some time do little.I wonder what Moin Khan is doing. Instead of looking for new, talented and hardworking players, just stick with the already tested players. The result will be the same as we have seen so many times. Its the perfect time to look for new faces and try them ahead of WC 2015.

  • murtazaz on April 30, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    It is a good selection. I think for T20 shahzaib Hassan should be given a run. need to encourage pacers like sadaf hussain and hamza Mir.

  • AltafPatel on April 30, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    Malik and Kamran are specialists for longer fomats, particularly Malik more, then why they judged for all formats based on only one T20 format ? Pak management is unpredictable full inter-fights and ego.

  • Shiw on April 30, 2014, 7:52 GMT

    Is it a mistake or Ajmal is omitted?

  • Ubaidaleem on April 30, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    Mohammad Sami is a surprise and so is yasir hameed. This camp is an investment I think both had their chances are not long term prospects.

  • alidaas on April 30, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    Talking about specifically WC2015, if PCB is looking at Imran Farhat, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, and Rahat Ali then the chances of reaching even the semi finals are very rare.

    15 Probables for WC2015 should be Shahzad, Jamshed, Sharjeel, Misbah, Haris, Younis, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Sohaib, Ajmal, Junaid, Irfan, Afridi, Hafeez, and Sarfraz.

  • Oxonion on April 30, 2014, 6:55 GMT

    All those who are advocating for Misbah as the captain quoting his prowess as a batsman have little understanding of cricket and captaincy. Had performance been the criteria for captaincy, we would have never seen the magical captaincy of the likes of Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Micheal Brealey two of the greatest test captains in the games history! Its about inspiring and getting the best out of players first and personal performance later. But someone who laments in his defense that he cant bat on all positions when questioned about the poor performance of his batsmen, is not captaincy material full stop. Wish someone would put this across to Najam Setthi and company....otherwise the writing is very much on the wall as far as Pakistan and the world cup is concerned.

  • on April 30, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    Very disappointing in wicket keepers list and All rounders list.there should be Mohammad RIZWAN (wk) and Hammad Azam. secondly if Kamran and malik didn't perform in recent t20 WC than Bilawal bhatti also didn't perform so why he is here. Pakistan have a good all rounder in Domestic who's name is Zohaib Khan from Peshawar,a better bowler than rehman and better batsmen than shoaib malik. just take review on my selected players, thanks, wants everybody feedback,

  • mehmoodwarsi on April 30, 2014, 6:22 GMT

    very good players selected by m/s najam sethi, zakir khan and subhan ahmed who is that moin khan some tell me.

  • Sandeepbachhal on April 30, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    I think pakistan r looking more to t20 rather than ODIs & tests. This can b harmful to pak cricket. We want c again those inswingers bowlers who can make dificult for any batsman in test matches. That fast bowling with d red ball made me pak cricket lover.

  • Wise_Cricket_Fan on April 30, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    Well said Iqtidar Malik!!!! Very well said !!!!- From a Non pakistani who wants to see pakistan cricket prosper

  • Malik_Murad on April 30, 2014, 5:49 GMT

    I agree with LateefLabeeb that there are numerous players who do not deserve to be in 30 probables for the camp which is setup for the preparation for 2015 WC. How can the selectors even think of Sohail Tanvir, Muhammad Sami, Wahab Riaz, Imran Farhat etc. I wonder when on this earth the Pakistan's young lot will be tested for ODIs and Tests. If the selectors want to recall the old ones than what is the fault of Asim Kamal who was axed even when he was in form. Sorry Moin Sir, we had lots of expectations from the selection team under your supervision.

  • on April 30, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    Imran Farhat is useless, he has been tested so many times. better to include a young guy instead of him.

  • on April 30, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    Where is hammad azam and umer amin ?? they are the future of PAKISTAN.

  • getsetgopk on April 30, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    Yasir Hameed finally getting a call to the national team. I have waited to see this man play for a long time now. Hafeez was favoured over Hameed a while back and at the time I did raise my concerns over the issue. Hameed was an elegant stroke maker, technically sound and just looked a proper number 3 and at the time I said the preference of Hafeez over Hameed is a big mistake. Now that all has been said and done, the selectors have come back to the conclusion and relaized their mistake. Bits and piece players like Hafeez played for such a long time and there is nothing they can show for at the end of it all. People criticize Afridi for not being consistent enough but a players career should be judged by how many trophies he has collected, Hafeez got nothing at all. Only in Pakistan it is that selectors come to see who is a player of any substance after they select him for national team and play for decades. And then they realize, opps, we stuck with the wrong guy so long, TRAVESTY.

  • Alam17 on April 30, 2014, 4:24 GMT

    For All those who are wondering why Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan are not in list then let me inform you that both of them are/will be busy in County Cricket in England :)

  • zah1231 on April 30, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Pakistan can't win a single series with this lot of players let alone world cup. Why on earth would you want to have sohail tanveer, mohd sami, faisal iqbal, imran farhat, yasir hameed have all been tried and tested and have always failed. I don't see any reason why they would perform any better this time. It's a total mess and is surely going to backfire.

  • on April 30, 2014, 4:12 GMT

    Sorry Moin Khan. You failed the very first hurdle. Famous son-in-law Imran Farhat in 30. He doesn't deserve to be 3000. Why dont we see the names of Hammad Azam, Imam-ul-haq, Sami Aslam and few other deserving youngsters. If at all you want some oldies for experience, then why dont you call Miandad, Wasim, Waqar and Imran. Its the same thing calling out of form and out of touch oldies. You are no different Moin, you have to please your pickers/uppers.

  • ashyusuf on April 30, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    Pakistan killed young talent and select a veterans team.

  • on April 30, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    Fawad Alam is a must on the team. He has long deserved a spot on this team performing above 75% in One days as well as T20. Wahab Riaz should be given a chance to work on his bowling attack and be coached by Waqar, Wasim or even Aaqib Javed. Also bring Javed Miandad, M. Yousuf or Inzi as a batting coach.

  • yukesh10 on April 30, 2014, 4:00 GMT

    where is saed ajmal...and future fast bowler JUNAID KHAN...

  • on April 30, 2014, 2:21 GMT

    imran farhat why?? i'm sick of his comback's

  • LateefLabeeb on April 30, 2014, 2:09 GMT

    Some strange selections like Imran Farhat, Muhammad Sami, Sohail Tanveer, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Faisal Iqbal they all are the players who are in the squad for quite some time or always in the considerartion but never perfrormed. Like for instance if you take Sami..averaging 52 in test cricket.Faisal Iqbal averaging 26 in test cricket after playing 25 tests.Sohail Tanveer consistently in the side with NIl outstanding perfromance. Wahab Riaz last time he bowled well was way back in the world cup 2011 semi finals. Rahat Ali is he better than Zia-ul-Haq or sadaf Hussain 2 of the most outstanding bowlers never checked. Wicket keeper Muhammad Rizwan why he is not considered yet again same is the case with Sami Aslam, Imamul Haq, Salman Qadir the leggie...we need to groom new players alongwith senior players. Please consider these names and delete from the list likes of Farhat,Faisal,Sami,Tanveer, Rahat etc

  • FUN20.20 on April 30, 2014, 0:26 GMT

    I just fail to understand the purpose of New Selection Committee when they do not want to change the team. They are talking about WC 2015 and totally ignored players like Hammad Azam, Razzak. What the purpose of having Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Sami in the team? We cannot win the WC if we cannot bring the new blood in the team it is totally ridiculous.

  • Saadcricketlover on April 30, 2014, 0:19 GMT

    O why, why this is total failure, only unde rperforming players. There is definitely some bribes and selection based on liking. Errors in the openers. 1. shan masood hasn't shown the ability to be a good opener or an international player. 2. Imran farhat has been constantly failing. 3. Hameed hasn't played internationally for 4 years and he is way to old.4. Khurram manzoor has a bad technique and performs seldomnly. 5. Taufeeq is only a test player. We can't have these old players who never perform. PCB seriously needs to invest in youngsters. The other possible openers being prepared should be: Sami Aslam, Imam ul haq andazeem ghumman. These are some erroes, there are hundreds of others i can point at, but cause of the word limit. Where is keeper Mohammad Rizwan and bowler Usman Qadir. Why is Mohammad Sami, adnan akmal, yasir shah, atif maqbool in here. Who have been given chances in the PAkistan A team but didn't perform.

  • on April 30, 2014, 0:17 GMT

    If Pakistan is to win the WC then the below players really need to work up on their game:

    Umer Akmal Ahmed Shahzad Junaid Khan

    I don't think you can rely on the oldies to win you world cups. Misbah, Ajmal, Afridi and Hafeez would be passed their prime by 2015.

    They also need to work on these players:

    - Sohaib Maqsood - Sharjeel Khan - Fawad Alam - Haris Sohail - Raza Hasan - Ehsan Adil - Bilawal Bhatti

  • avmd on April 29, 2014, 21:54 GMT

    I'm glad selectors are going for young blood, Malik and Kmaran out, here come Yasir Hameed and Sami, both have been a failure at international level for more than a decade.

  • mshyder on April 29, 2014, 21:03 GMT

    They had to omit Kamran and Malik otherwise the public would have eaten them alive, but this selection is not much different when it comes to selecting players with contacts & influence and ignoring deserving candidates. Can Mr. Moin give one good reason for the inclusion of Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Rahat Al, Wahab Riaz & Mohammad Sami and give any justification for the exclusion of players lke Umer Amin, Hammad Azam, M. Rizwan & Awais Zia. If these well connected players make the cut to the final 16, the nation should be ready to see another first round exit in the 2015 WC.

  • on April 29, 2014, 20:35 GMT

    Sadaf Hussain, SamiUllah Shunwari, Umar Amin, Imam Ul Haq, Sami Aslam Should Be given A Chance Instead Of trying People Like faisal iqbal having averge in 20's and pleading his case on Tv.

  • on April 29, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    Hammad azam , sohail tanvir , umer amin and abdul razzak . these are the players which are tested and proven . they need to be in the side . as they are not been counted in this eleven . At least they are mates they need to focus .

  • Stark62 on April 29, 2014, 19:40 GMT

    I'm absolutely stunned and outraged!!

    Where are the names of Imran Khan, Wasim, Miandad, Waqar, Inzy, Yousuf, Zaheer Abbas and Hanif?

  • SharryBoomboom on April 29, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    i think Abdul Razzak must be given chance i think he is a player of Big Matches and by eyeing next World Cup dnt forget his performances in Australia remember he is only Hard Hitter who can hit easily in Australia then any other pakistani Player so i wish him to join Paki Powers Baang Baang Razzak its kind of feeling that he will rock again

  • LateefLabeeb on April 29, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    World Cup Probables for me are: Captain Shahid Afridi, Vice captain Ahmad Shehzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Maqsood, Umer Akmal, Nasir Jamshed, Haris Sohail, Saeed Ajmal, Muhammad irfan, Junaid khan, Muhammad Talha, Raza Hassan, Anwar Ali, Sadaf Hussain, Muhammad Rizwan(WK), Imam-ul Haq (16 players)

  • on April 29, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    Should include 2 new fast bowlers in place of sami and wahab

  • on April 29, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    Pakistan Board always ruin best players career and Abdul Razzaq is another victim. Poor Pakistan will loose another match winner because of some people who taken the contract to spoil Pakistan reputation

  • on April 29, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    Where is right arm genuine fast bowler Ahmed Jamal who won Rupees 10 lakh award for fastest bowling and was picked up as great talent by Wasim Akram? Why Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal , Wahab Riaz, Talha and Ehsan Adil are back?

  • axe_hay on April 29, 2014, 18:28 GMT

    Where is Sadaf Hussain ? The selectors should seriously look at the stats of this left arm fast bowler. He has been in top form but is being constantly ignored. Why do the selectors keep selecting failures like Mohammad Sami, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir ??

  • on April 29, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    where is imran nazir...?????

  • on April 29, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    I hope in second phase umar Amin,Sami aslam, Hamaad azam, Mohammad Amir along with saeed ajmal and junaid khan with other young guns as well are included.

    Pakistan Needs Mohammad Amir in World Cup 2015. Kindly include him and give him a chance.

  • Mustafa008 on April 29, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    Razzak shall be brought back in the team,so please include him and also some good players like Imran Nazir along with Nasir Jamsheed.

    Razzak shall be brought back and exclude Hafeez from the team

  • Mustafa7861 on April 29, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    Pakistan team shall include Abdul Razzak and Imran Nazir at any cost, who said Razzak is not performing. He shall be given a chance and make him the captain of the team.

    I am not sure why selection committee drop Abdul Razzak and they select the waste players like Hafeez.

  • on April 29, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Bad disicion Where is M. Rizwan wicket keeper

  • on April 29, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Pakistan's most talented all rounder Hammad Azam is still being ignored by these biased selections. :(

  • Riz000 on April 29, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    Abdul Raaaq is being ignored because of Mohammad Hafeez who is well connected to the above politicians and selectors and chairman's and can not be dropped this makes me sick how bad and corrupted our country is unfortunately with players like Hafeez, Farhat in the side permanently we will never ever going to win any big competitions forget the world cup in 2015 we wont even win in Sri lanka dream on pak fans.

  • on April 29, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    sethi where is umer amin????? Stop playing with Pakistan cricket geo anchor.

  • Aroundthelegsgoogly on April 29, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Bring back Inzamam ul Haq.

  • on April 29, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Why has Imran Farhat been included . Has he ever performed in the last four years ?

  • on April 29, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    guys, this is not the selection or squad for.upcoming tours or world cup. and not the final list. this is just a summer camp so take it easy. i agree with some.comments about some names in this list which were dropped long ago.

    i think.they should make 2-3 teams from this lot and play few games against each other. it will show what some one has got in his tank.

  • naeemhussain on April 29, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    Omitting Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik is good decision but including Imran Farhat and Yasir Hamid is a bad decision.

  • codegreen on April 29, 2014, 16:10 GMT

    This is ridiculous from pakistan,,,,Kamran is good with batting ,,,why not prepare him for the next world cup??,,,instead of using umar akmal,,,which will not prove helpful on bouncy pitches..

  • on April 29, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    I say we drop all these old players that have been playing for over half a decade but still could not deliver. Yasir Hameed, Faisal Iqbal, Imran Farhat and even Mohammad Sami. Yes, along with Taufeeq Umar, they were axed and dropped many times that destroyed their futures but now there's a 95% chance they won't deliver. Right now I think that the Selection Panel should learn from their previous mistakes and let the players settle. Lay the foundations and make them rough and tough. So here is what I think should be our squad for the 2015 world cup. 1. Shehzad. 2. Sami Aslam. 3. Azhar/Younis. 4. Umar Akmal. 5. Maqsood/Shafiq. 6. Misbah*. 7. Sarfaraz. 8. Anwar/Bhatti/Tahla. 9. Ajmal. 10. Junaid. 11. Irfan. For the people that are complaining about Razzaq and the other young players of U19. Razzaq is not the player he was 10 years ago and I believe that Sami Aslam is the only one "ready" or prepared enough to play for the international squad.

  • Crazy4cricket40 on April 29, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    So, I hope evryone now understand why did RASHID LATIF did not take the job. I had very high expectations from this new management and selection committee but they are even worst than previous committee. Pre. comm. at least brought some new faces, unfortunatley some of them did not perform like bhatti, anwar ali, sharjeel khan, talha (at least up to the mark they should). Farhat, Faisal iqbal, Hameed, Taufeeq, tanvir, mohammad sami, wahab, rahat all rubbish. Since, its in Australia selectors may have given chance to bhatti, anwar and talha. Hope they give some good results. Sami Aslam and Razzaq should be there.

  • Umair_umair on April 29, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    Guys. Its not a selection for a tour. ITs just a camp and phase one. Players can be added. Also there will be a second phase, after Eid. Saeed Ajmal/Junaid are in England for Country cricket. So everyone, take it easy. Its not confirmed that these guys will play in the next tour; also its not confirmed that players only from these names will be included in next tour. However, Some youngsters from U19 could be given a chance to train with these player.

  • Dangerouspal on April 29, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    We want Abdul Razzaq and Hammad azam in the team where r they?come on pcb?

  • on April 29, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    @ Mariselvan Narayanan : Fast bowler Junaid Khan and offspinner Saeed Ajmal will not attend the camp due to their county commitments in England.

  • on April 29, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    I don't agree with this selection.... Both jus need form. Imran Nasir and razzaq should have been selected.taufeeq, hamed and others are incapable. Under 19 team is not good at all.No one deserve any chance.

  • on April 29, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    Imran Farhat again? seriously? I can't believe.

  • on April 29, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    they didn't give a chance to umer amin very bad

  • on April 29, 2014, 15:10 GMT

    No Imran Nazir in openers. and where is Razzaq in allrounders?

    razzaq is way better than bilawal bhatti with almost same pace and way better batting skills.

    c'mon mannn how can you just waste such kind of talents :/

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Sami Aslam and Hammad Azam should get a chance to join the camp, they deserve.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Where is saeed ajmal?...........................................................

  • CrktFan on April 29, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Abdul Razzaq should be brought back..

  • Taimor-016 on April 29, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Hi guys. Can anyone conform whether Pakistan is touring New Zealand or not?. In the article, it says that Pakistan will be hosting New Zealand and I'm not sure which one is true. Hope some of you might know well.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Pakistan selected 8 openers but not Imran Nazir wow great.Why he is not in a squad?Australians and Srilankans batsman all are hitters that's why they are better than others.Mohammad Hafeez is nothing Imran Nazir is better than him.Pakistan should have change their mind.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    poor Selection by new selection commitee no new faces same Old Players please Select new Players from under-19 like sami Aslam ,zaffar ghohar ,Zia Ul haq imam Ul haq .

  • Morfi on April 29, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Mohammad Sami, Rahat Ali, Imran Farhat, Sohail Tanweer, Faisal Iqbal.... could we not look for new and younger players? Are the fast bowling and batting reserves that depleted in pakistan now?

  • AnotherCricketer on April 29, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    The world has nothing to fear from Pakistan team. Same old failure faces and spent cartridges are still part of the act. Imran Farhat? Even Taufeeq Umar is a par player. See his performance in last three months where he got out on duck 3/4 times.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    I agree with Nadir Rahim. Imran Farhat has been given his chances just like Yasir Hameed, yet they both failed to deliver. Sami Aslam is one of those players that have proved themselves. Along with this, Sohail Tanvir.. now why would you add him? Neither can he bat as well as Anwar or even Bhatti nor bowl faster than 137 Km/h. Faisal Iqbal is the same case as Farhat or Hameed. I say no to these old players and believe that this is my squad for the world cup and future(in order): 1.Shahzad. 2. Depends. 3. Azhar/Younis. 4. Akmal/Maqsood. 5. Shafiq/Sohail. 6. Misbah*. 7. Anwar/Afridi/Bhatti. 8. Ajmal. 9. Junaid. 10. Talha. 11. Irfan. No to Hafeez. No to Mohammad Sami. Along with this, i want one of the other spinners like Raza Hasan as a 2nd spinner even though we're not gonna need him, much.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    I agree with Nadir Rahim. Imran Farhat has been given his chances just like Yasir Hameed, yet they both failed to deliver. Sami Aslam is one of those players that have proved themselves. Along with this, Sohail Tanvir.. now why would you add him? Neither can he bat as well as Anwar or even Bhatti nor bowl faster than 137 Km/h. Faisal Iqbal is the same case as Farhat or Hameed. I say no to these old players and believe that this is my squad for the world cup and future(in order): 1.Shahzad. 2. Depends. 3. Azhar/Younis. 4. Akmal/Maqsood. 5. Shafiq/Sohail. 6. Misbah*. 7. Anwar/Afridi/Bhatti. 8. Ajmal. 9. Junaid. 10. Talha. 11. Irfan. No to Hafeez. No to Mohammad Sami. Along with this, i want one of the other spinners like Raza Hasan as a 2nd spinner even though we're not gonna need him, much.

  • Sachit1979 on April 29, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    Not sure what Pak board is trying to correct by changing selectors, team managers and coaches. The bunch of under performers who have not consistently performed after multiple opportunities given are still there.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    I feel that Sami Aslam deserves a chance after having performed consistently well in Under-19 cricket. He should probably have been there instead of 'Sir' Imran Farhat.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    dismissal performances * dismal performances

  • on April 29, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    Correct please , its Sohaib Maqsood. (Not Shoaib Maqsood)

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  • on April 29, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    Correct please , its Sohaib Maqsood. (Not Shoaib Maqsood)

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    dismissal performances * dismal performances

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    I feel that Sami Aslam deserves a chance after having performed consistently well in Under-19 cricket. He should probably have been there instead of 'Sir' Imran Farhat.

  • Sachit1979 on April 29, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    Not sure what Pak board is trying to correct by changing selectors, team managers and coaches. The bunch of under performers who have not consistently performed after multiple opportunities given are still there.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    I agree with Nadir Rahim. Imran Farhat has been given his chances just like Yasir Hameed, yet they both failed to deliver. Sami Aslam is one of those players that have proved themselves. Along with this, Sohail Tanvir.. now why would you add him? Neither can he bat as well as Anwar or even Bhatti nor bowl faster than 137 Km/h. Faisal Iqbal is the same case as Farhat or Hameed. I say no to these old players and believe that this is my squad for the world cup and future(in order): 1.Shahzad. 2. Depends. 3. Azhar/Younis. 4. Akmal/Maqsood. 5. Shafiq/Sohail. 6. Misbah*. 7. Anwar/Afridi/Bhatti. 8. Ajmal. 9. Junaid. 10. Talha. 11. Irfan. No to Hafeez. No to Mohammad Sami. Along with this, i want one of the other spinners like Raza Hasan as a 2nd spinner even though we're not gonna need him, much.

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    I agree with Nadir Rahim. Imran Farhat has been given his chances just like Yasir Hameed, yet they both failed to deliver. Sami Aslam is one of those players that have proved themselves. Along with this, Sohail Tanvir.. now why would you add him? Neither can he bat as well as Anwar or even Bhatti nor bowl faster than 137 Km/h. Faisal Iqbal is the same case as Farhat or Hameed. I say no to these old players and believe that this is my squad for the world cup and future(in order): 1.Shahzad. 2. Depends. 3. Azhar/Younis. 4. Akmal/Maqsood. 5. Shafiq/Sohail. 6. Misbah*. 7. Anwar/Afridi/Bhatti. 8. Ajmal. 9. Junaid. 10. Talha. 11. Irfan. No to Hafeez. No to Mohammad Sami. Along with this, i want one of the other spinners like Raza Hasan as a 2nd spinner even though we're not gonna need him, much.

  • AnotherCricketer on April 29, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    The world has nothing to fear from Pakistan team. Same old failure faces and spent cartridges are still part of the act. Imran Farhat? Even Taufeeq Umar is a par player. See his performance in last three months where he got out on duck 3/4 times.

  • Morfi on April 29, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Mohammad Sami, Rahat Ali, Imran Farhat, Sohail Tanweer, Faisal Iqbal.... could we not look for new and younger players? Are the fast bowling and batting reserves that depleted in pakistan now?

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    poor Selection by new selection commitee no new faces same Old Players please Select new Players from under-19 like sami Aslam ,zaffar ghohar ,Zia Ul haq imam Ul haq .

  • on April 29, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Pakistan selected 8 openers but not Imran Nazir wow great.Why he is not in a squad?Australians and Srilankans batsman all are hitters that's why they are better than others.Mohammad Hafeez is nothing Imran Nazir is better than him.Pakistan should have change their mind.