England in Pakistan, 2005-06 December 3, 2005

Razzaq included in one-day squad

Cricinfo staff



Razzaq brings explosive skills with bat and ball © Getty Images

Abdul Razzaq has been recalled to the Pakistan squad for the first two one-day internationals against England after recovering his elbow problems. He is part of a 14-man squad that also includes recalls for Yasir Arafat and Yasir Hameed. Razzaq will also lead a Pakistan XI during England's warm-up match ahead of series.

Arafat has been named as the replacement for Shahid Afridi, who is suspended for the first two matches following his scuffing up of the pitch during the second Test at Faisalabad. Arafat took nine wickets against England during their first warm-up match of the tour at Rawalpindi.

Hameed offers Pakistan another option at the top of the order if they decide to split up the combination of Salman Butt and Shoaib Malik, which failed to fire as a partnership in the Test series.

Younis Khan also returns to the squad after missing the Lahore Test, following the death of his brother, while Mohammad Asif, who has yet to play an ODI, is also included. The first match takes place at Lahore on December 10.

Pakistan squad Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Salman Butt, Shoaib Malik, Yasir Hameed, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Yasir Arafat, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Sami, Danish Kaneria, Mohammad Asif.

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