Pakistan Cricket Board XI v South Africans, Lahore October 9, 2007

Taufeeq to lead PCB XI

Cricinfo staff



Taufeqq Umar has another chance to impress the selectors © AFP

Taufeeq Umar will lead the PCB XI in the one-day warm-up match against the South Africans at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Ground in Lahore on October 16. The match precedes the five-match one-day series between South Africa and Pakistan, starting in Lahore on October 18.

Taufeeq also captained Patron's XI in the three-day tour match against the South Africans before the first Test. Three of the players included - middle-order batsman Naved Latif, legspinner Mansoor Amjad and batsman Shahid Yousuf - have also been picked for the Hong Kong Sixes, starting later this month.

Zulqarnain Haider is considered by many to be Pakistan's second-choice wicketkeeper, hot on the heels of Kamran Akmal, who has been struggling behind the stumps off late. The bowling attack comprises Rao Iftikhar Anjum, who has turned out for Pakistan, and Mohammad Irshad, a promising young fast bowler.

PCB XI: Taufeeq Umar (capt), Babar Naeem, Shahid Yousuf, Bazid Khan, Naveed Latif, Ahmed Shahzad, Adnan Raza, Mansoor Amjad, Zulqarnain Haider (wk), Abdur Rauf, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Mohammad Irshad, Umer Amin, Hafiz Saad

Coach Aqib Javed, Team doctor Dr. Riaz

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