Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2012 May 10, 2012

Mohammad Sami and Faisal Iqbal recalled

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Fast bowler Mohammad Sami and middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal, neither of whom have played for Pakistan since 2010, have been recalled to the Test squad for the series in Sri Lanka starting next month. Afaq Raheem, the 26-year-old Islamabad batsman, and 32-year-old Sialkot batsman Mohammad Ayub, who were the top two run-getters in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy this season, were the new faces in the 16-man squad.

Sami also featured in the one-day pool for the tour of Sri Lanka, and there was a recall for opener Imran Farhat, who was dropped for the Asia Cup. Rahat Ali, the 23-year-old Khan Research Laboratories left-arm fast bowler, was a new inclusion in the ODI squad, while fast bowler Wahab Riaz and allrounder Hammad Azam were left out.

Wahab was also excluded from the Test squad and so was Mohammad Talha, the 23-year-old National Bank of Pakistan fast bowler. Neither of them had played the Tests against England though they had been part of the squad. Umar Akmal and Farhat, two other players who had been on the fringes of the Test starting XI, were also left out.

Ayub, who took one of their spots in the batting line-up, has been close to national selection for several years, having been among the top performers on the domestic circuit. He has played 93 first-class matches and was last in contention before the England series earlier this year.

Raheem is also an experienced batsman, having played 75 first-class matches. His career was disrupted by a knee injury which cost him nearly two seasons starting from June 2009. He returned last year and capped a successful season by top-scoring in the Quaid-e-Azam.

Opening bowler Ali had not played much List A cricket in the 2011-12 season, but put in a fine showing in first-class cricket, in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division Two. He finished fourth on the wickets charts, with 44 scalps from nine games at 17.45.

Comeback man Iqbal has previously failed to make establish himself in the Test team, playing 26 matches over the past decade. The highlight of his career came in early 2006, when he scored a second-innings century to help set up Pakistan's 341-run win against India in Karachi. Following a steady Quaid-e-Azam 2011-12 season, in which he averaged 46.87, he scored two hundreds in the two games he played for Sind in the Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup. He aggregated 263 runs at an average of 87.66 in the tournament, a performance that probably prompted his national recall.

Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal (wk), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Afaq Raheem, Mohammad Ayub, Aizaz Cheema

ODI squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Aizaz Cheema, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat

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  • POSTED BY golgo_85 on | May 13, 2012, 21:47 GMT

    Mohsin Khan had it right, so, now they got a foreign coach to bully covertly and have their own brand of mediocrity to reintroduce - Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Sami, Malik. If they needed a back up Test opener, why not give Nasir Jamshed a chance, who did well in ODIs recently? Do they really need to add more middle order batsmen? Wouldn't it only pile up more pressure on emerging talents like Azhar and Shafiq. If they had any brain at all, they would've added a bowling all rounder in the playing XI. Having Hammad or even Razzaq can only bolster a batting line up and as the bowling unit isn't kicking, having one of those two would've given them an easy 3rd seamer option. It's just painful to watch any team fielding a 2 man pace attack on any pitch, let alone a Pak attack. Don't see Cheema and Gul doing any better than they have been the last 6 months, so they'd need a 3rd pacer to come forward given that if, he(whoever that might be) did get a chance. *

  • POSTED BY on | May 13, 2012, 1:48 GMT

    pakistan test squad shud be m.hafeez, t.umar, y.khan, m. yusuf, misbah, u.akmal, a,akmal, rehman, gul, ajmal and j khan

    pakistan odi: M.hafeez, N. jamshed, Y.khan, Misbah, U.akmal, K.akmal, Afridi, A.Razzaq, Gul, ajmal and Cheema

    Pakistan T20: Imran Nazir, Awaiz Zia, Mohammed Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    i would like to know why Imran farhat has been included once again in the squad and for what reason has Hammad Azam been left out unless he has sustained a major injury..? The rest of the Squad seems okay and i do agree with Mr.Hussain ..Imran Nazir must be given a chance to represent Pakistan in the shorter formats of the game..he is too talented not to be included..!

  • POSTED BY deshwani on | May 12, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    in ODI sqaud,... there is no place for Azhar Ali and Imran Farhat... both should replaced from Abdul Razzak and Hammad Azam

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    keeping in view the future of Pak cricket, M.Hafeez is a wise appointment as captain and vice captain.The selection of Faisal Iqbal is not seem good he has got many chances earlier but didn't perform well to keep his position permanent so we should try some new guys. I also think Shahid Afridi has forgot to bat and bowling gone below average so time to induct some young blood in his place.

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 5:18 GMT

    why shoaib malik is not there in odi squad n imran farhat and azhar ali are going there?

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    hafeez as a captain with such a bad performace near past very bad decision..i don't consider him as a opening batsmen with such a low average with bat n the opener who is just playing because of his bowling..Pakistan batting can never improve with such kind of decisions..

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    why imran farhat, faisal iqbal,yasir arafat,and mohd sami but no imran nazir and razak can any body tell me please

  • POSTED BY sharadpower on | May 11, 2012, 17:08 GMT

    WHY TO BRING BACK DEAD WOOD AGAIN AND AGAIN???????????????? GIVE YOUNG FAST BOWLERS A CHANCE FOR GOD SAKE.................. WHOLE WORLD KNOWS DAT MOHD YOUSUF Z A CLASS BATSMEN...... HE MUST BE IN DA TEST TEAM IN PLACE OF MISBAH WHO Z MEDIOCRE..... IQBAL QASIM Z A MUCH MORE PATHETIC SELECTOR THAN ILYAAS....... GOD SAVE PAKISTAN CRICKET.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY tanveer131 on | May 11, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    Imran Nazeer should have get another chance

  • POSTED BY golgo_85 on | May 13, 2012, 21:47 GMT

    Mohsin Khan had it right, so, now they got a foreign coach to bully covertly and have their own brand of mediocrity to reintroduce - Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Sami, Malik. If they needed a back up Test opener, why not give Nasir Jamshed a chance, who did well in ODIs recently? Do they really need to add more middle order batsmen? Wouldn't it only pile up more pressure on emerging talents like Azhar and Shafiq. If they had any brain at all, they would've added a bowling all rounder in the playing XI. Having Hammad or even Razzaq can only bolster a batting line up and as the bowling unit isn't kicking, having one of those two would've given them an easy 3rd seamer option. It's just painful to watch any team fielding a 2 man pace attack on any pitch, let alone a Pak attack. Don't see Cheema and Gul doing any better than they have been the last 6 months, so they'd need a 3rd pacer to come forward given that if, he(whoever that might be) did get a chance. *

  • POSTED BY on | May 13, 2012, 1:48 GMT

    pakistan test squad shud be m.hafeez, t.umar, y.khan, m. yusuf, misbah, u.akmal, a,akmal, rehman, gul, ajmal and j khan

    pakistan odi: M.hafeez, N. jamshed, Y.khan, Misbah, U.akmal, K.akmal, Afridi, A.Razzaq, Gul, ajmal and Cheema

    Pakistan T20: Imran Nazir, Awaiz Zia, Mohammed Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    i would like to know why Imran farhat has been included once again in the squad and for what reason has Hammad Azam been left out unless he has sustained a major injury..? The rest of the Squad seems okay and i do agree with Mr.Hussain ..Imran Nazir must be given a chance to represent Pakistan in the shorter formats of the game..he is too talented not to be included..!

  • POSTED BY deshwani on | May 12, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    in ODI sqaud,... there is no place for Azhar Ali and Imran Farhat... both should replaced from Abdul Razzak and Hammad Azam

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    keeping in view the future of Pak cricket, M.Hafeez is a wise appointment as captain and vice captain.The selection of Faisal Iqbal is not seem good he has got many chances earlier but didn't perform well to keep his position permanent so we should try some new guys. I also think Shahid Afridi has forgot to bat and bowling gone below average so time to induct some young blood in his place.

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 5:18 GMT

    why shoaib malik is not there in odi squad n imran farhat and azhar ali are going there?

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    hafeez as a captain with such a bad performace near past very bad decision..i don't consider him as a opening batsmen with such a low average with bat n the opener who is just playing because of his bowling..Pakistan batting can never improve with such kind of decisions..

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    why imran farhat, faisal iqbal,yasir arafat,and mohd sami but no imran nazir and razak can any body tell me please

  • POSTED BY sharadpower on | May 11, 2012, 17:08 GMT

    WHY TO BRING BACK DEAD WOOD AGAIN AND AGAIN???????????????? GIVE YOUNG FAST BOWLERS A CHANCE FOR GOD SAKE.................. WHOLE WORLD KNOWS DAT MOHD YOUSUF Z A CLASS BATSMEN...... HE MUST BE IN DA TEST TEAM IN PLACE OF MISBAH WHO Z MEDIOCRE..... IQBAL QASIM Z A MUCH MORE PATHETIC SELECTOR THAN ILYAAS....... GOD SAVE PAKISTAN CRICKET.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY tanveer131 on | May 11, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    Imran Nazeer should have get another chance

  • POSTED BY Morfi on | May 11, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    Mature move on the captaincy - nothing drastic. I would have prefered Misbah to stay on but Hafeez is fine. In terms of teams, obvious shockers are TESTS: Faisal Iqbal; ODI: Imran Farhat and absence of Hammad Azam or Abdul Razzaq; T20: absence of Razzaq. Otherwise balanced.

  • POSTED BY a.syed81 on | May 11, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    I haven't seen Sami since a while and my only question is that has he improved or not? Can somebody tell?

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    No Imran Nazir in T20 thats a joke...

  • POSTED BY Farrukh.91. on | May 11, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    inclusion of Imran Farhat is amazing, pathetic in fact! Yasir Arafat is also surprising.

  • POSTED BY Mr.Shani on | May 11, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    A good move from pcb to give new faces a chance but there was no need to bring back Faisal & Farhat. Instead Yousuf & Nazir deserve a chance to play in tests and Odis respectively. Yousuf because he has a class n his presence in the squad can help the youngsters to learn the technique to stay more on the crease n ply long innings. Sri Lanka is a strong opponent so we needed an experience batsman like Yousuf. But this one is also a competitive unit. GOD bless PAKISTAN

  • POSTED BY Butt_SKP on | May 11, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    PCB on right way to prepare good combination for each format .........

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    Unable to understand the exclusion of Hammad Azam. Can Anybody explain?

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    Good team but still lacking of faces like Imran nazir Abdul Razzaq. PCB should think positively for those talent as it a street match or street where you should keep happy each member or the team . PCB should view all those comments from cricket fans. they are the best judges of performance of players

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Good move to bring back Sami, he's the fastest bowler in Pak right now. We"ll be praising him soon enough.

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    Yes but why leave out Fawad Alam and Hammad azam ?

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    Faisal Iqbal and Mohammad Sami are tried and tested options. It is sad to see them replacing players like Umar Akmal and Mohammad Talha. PCB probably rates Imran Ferhet as high as Sachin Tendulkar. No Pakistani team is complete without Ferhet. Talent free batsman with a lot of 'power' behind him.

  • POSTED BY stark-truth on | May 11, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Got it from NCA that there is pressure exerted in Sami's case as always from the head of an ethnic party based in Karachi. Bari faced similar pressures some years against from them and to take the poor bowler for the Series V England. Such a shame when we have to play a tried and trusted failure like him and bowlers like Anwar, Hammad and Talha sit out. Same lobby at it again in the case of Bhanja, a mediocre player at best.

  • POSTED BY AnotherCricketer on | May 11, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    Azhar Mahmood has been performing well as an all rounder in the int'l seen for the past year and he wasn't deserving of a chance. And yet Imran Farhat failed for the last four series and he is still in the payroll. Shoaib Malik had nothing to show for the 4 series with either the bat and the ball and yet he is still selected for the T20 team. It is clear that Whatmore is limited to being the coach and has little or no say in the team selection. Pak fans, keep dreaming ...

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    Any body remembers Fawad Alam....168 as opener on debut against SL spinners in their backyard....he continues to get the stick...Razzaq shud have been tried instead of Azhar Ali as there tooo many reserve batsmen but no worthy all-rounder....but need to see if this team can do any good...all the best....m Indian but huge fan of Pakistan cricket....they are enormously talented but not yet fired as they shud have been due to many factors...hope Dav Whatmore brings dat fire out..

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    why imran farhar is included in the team again and why not imran nazir in odi squard...

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 23:14 GMT

    Ahmed Shehzad should have been in the team

  • POSTED BY avmd on | May 10, 2012, 22:03 GMT

    Good to see players with hard work and performances have been rewarded, even at the relatively older age. Ayyub and Sami deserved the chances. Cant understand how many chances Farhat and Faisal Iqbal will be given, these are two are useless players at international level. Sohail Harris should have been there in place of Faisal. What happened to Khalil and Talha, all their hardowrk and performance was'nt enough for a proper tour ?

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 21:01 GMT

    umar should be in test squad for that shafiq thing, critical selection ...

  • POSTED BY navi1 on | May 10, 2012, 20:53 GMT

    Good selection also bring H Azam and Imran Nazir in place of useless Afridi and u Akmal.

    cheers

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 20:51 GMT

    why imran farhat again in team....ahmed shezaz was much better option ,hamad azam shud be playing in at least in T20

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    total unfair selection , , umar akmal should b included in tests why board is wasting him by not trusting him , , Imran farhat cant play cricket whole Pakistan sayin that for a long long time how many times board will try him ??? where is RAZZAQ and HAMMAD AZAM our team need alrounders like them

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    poor poor selection.........no room for faisal in tests.n also for azhar n farhat in odis. im speechless at the exclusion of hammad azam. he was the only hope in the lower order after razzaq!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    someone tell me why sami is in the squad? just dont knw what the hell stats speak? he is simply poor poor poor bowler for international cricket

  • POSTED BY sporty75293 on | May 10, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    I AM HAPPY WITH MOST OF THE PLAYERS CHOSEN IN THE THREE SQUADS, BUT I AM NOT HAPPY WITH M SAMI IN ALL THREE SQUADS, I DON'T THINK HE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY INTERNATIONAL CRICKET AND IMRAN FARHAT IS RUBBISH AND S MALIK HAS HAD TOO MANY CHANCES, I THINK THIS SHOULD BE HIS LAST CHANCE TO IMPRESS ALL THE CRITICS THAT WANT HIM OUT (INCLUDING ME), GOOD TO SEE S.TANVIR, HE WAS THE 5TH HIGHEST WICKET TAKER IN THE BPL AND HE WAS AT A RUBBISH TEAM AND HE CAN BAT & BOWL. WHAT HAS FAISAL IQBAL DONE TO GET INTO THE TEST TEAM, I LOOKED AT HIS STATS RECENTLY & THEY ARE NOT THAT IMPRESSIVE, SHOULD OF WENT WITH U.AKMAL INSTEAD & WHERE IS AWAIS ZIA????

  • POSTED BY ilyas on | May 10, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    How many times do we have to waste time with Farhat, Iqbal and Sami? They have been tried and found wanting on numerous occasions at the highest level. We should be trying younger players like Talha etc. As for leaving out Umar Akmal that is unbelieveable. The guy is the most talented batsmen in the Pakistan side and should be batting at 4 to be able to build an innings. Ok he has not set the world alight recently but we should give him a long run instead of picking him for one series and then dropping him for the next - what message are we sending when that useless Farhat is continuously picked?!! As for Hafeez - looks good but against good quality bowling will never score a run. He is only good for playing against Bangla or Zim!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    good selection overall, but question marks over inclusion of faisal iqbal & farhat. and omission of hammad azam from ODI squad is also questionable. New management is not paying a good attention on fast bowling resources and it can hurt us badly in overseas tours.

  • POSTED BY waqarboston on | May 10, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    And I forgot - Razzak should be recalled in both T20 and ODI - he does not need to prove himself.

  • POSTED BY AliRiaz52 on | May 10, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    Gud Squd for Sri lnka Tour but on thr Other Sorry Feel for Imran Nazir agian ignored by the Pakistani Selectors:-

  • POSTED BY TaylorSwift on | May 10, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    There are some positives in the three format selection, however, I am disappointed with the overall selection. Tests - The inclusion of Faisal Iqbal is the most disappointing. He has never performed at the international level and his recent numbers at the domestic level didn't justify his selection. With Ajmal, Rehman and Hafeez bowling well, it might have been a great opportunity to try out some young fast bowlers like Sadaf Hussain and Mohammed Talha. The likes of Gul, Cheema and Sami are not Test cricket material. ODIs - Imran Farhat again??? Why??? I would like to see Ahmed Shehzad in the ODI squad. And dropping Hammad Azam from ODIs after limited opportunity seems a bit pre-mature. He looks promising and should be persisted with. T20s - Glad to see Hafeez taking over as captain in this format. And the selection of some young new faces is also promising. Never heard of the 33 years old keeper though. Overall, the negativity in selection is disheartening.

  • POSTED BY khalid1173 on | May 10, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    can't understand selection of ayub dogar,see his stats on following link, another cricketer with strong back up.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-pakistan-2012/content/player/41557.html

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    bad bad selection ignoring Razzaq is like a sin just like including Imran Farhat who will yet again fail I am sure.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    Yet again they ignore Abdul Razzaq ?? Yet again the put sifarshee Imran Farhat. Hammad Azam is a excellent guy and should have been given a chance Faisal iqbl is ok but its too bad they keep ignoring the rules of selection. This must stop. Razzaq should be recalled !!!

  • POSTED BY jabberwack89 on | May 10, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    horrible selection of iqbal and raht ali imran nazir and tabish khan r much better tabish khan took 62 wkts and was the highest wkt taker my team for tests 1.taufeeq umer 2 hafeez 3 khan 4 malik 5 shafiq 6 misbah 7 adnan akmal 8 sami 9 gul 10 tabish khan 11 ajmal

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    hammad azam should have been in the ODIs... we need allrounders in the shorter format...there's no point of giving someone a chance just for one series... he was good in the asia cup !!! rest of the selection is fair

  • POSTED BY GreenBlood786 on | May 10, 2012, 15:06 GMT

    Why Imran Farhat Again??? Please Bring Hammad Azam and Imran Nazir Back

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | May 10, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    i agree with Wasim Gondal that Mohd.Yousuf should be in the Test Team.

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | May 10, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    Recycling old failures is something i hate. Sami, Farhat, Faisal all bad, will not improve.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    OMG!......where is ''ASAD ALI'' and ''SADAF HUSSAIN''......y they r left out of selection?.......y dogar,,,,,,where is '' USMAN SALAHUDDIN'' ......y farhat

  • POSTED BY HamzaDGr8 on | May 10, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    Haris Sohail. Where is he?

  • POSTED BY waqarboston on | May 10, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    Good decision to make Hafeez the T20 captain!

    Umar Akmal is an extremely talented batsman and needs to be groomed into the Test team. Due to his lack of maturity he should not be in the playing 11 but he should be in the team.

    Sami because of his express pace and performance in BPL can be given a chance in T20. However, despite his heart, and despite my being from Karachi and having a soft spot for him, he should not be in the test team. He has played 35 Tests and taken 84 wickets @ 52.27 - shocking!

    Faisal Iqbal has played 26 Tests with an average of 26.76 and he is over 30. Shocking selection.

    I don't like the politics in these selections just as much as I did not like the team that played a test match in England with all members from one province.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    Where the hell is Hammad Azam? He is one of the most talented youngsters we've got right now. And fgs, Imran Farhat? Such a good t20 squad and such a pathetic ODI squad. But the good thing is that all three formats have different squads. Best solution to our problems.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    Test sqad looks solid but yousaf should hav been in the test squd instead of ayub. hafeez as a captain is a gud choice but the board made a mistake in naming him to late and close to world cup but gud luck to hafeez as every one is sayin imran nazir sud deffinetly been selected and were is razzak

  • POSTED BY pakstarr on | May 10, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Test Squad - on the whole, I agree with the selection. Would have like U Akmal in Test Squad too but I'm sure in future he will. Happy Sami is in squad, Much better then Wahab and deserves this on good form. Long term I would like Hafeez to drop down order in place of 2 opening batsmen...if we can find the right 2.

    ODI Squad - Imran Farhat? how? who selected him? I thought us fans won the battle when he got dropped last. This must go down in history...no single player in any sport has had the chances he has and proved over again he is not world class or even close to it.

    T20 Squad - Only inclusion I would have liked is Imran Nazir, but he may still get a chance for the T20 World Cup!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    When ever Iqbal Qasim comes as chief selector, Sami &Faisal Iqbal are in the team.Don't know on which performance. Remember the 2010 tour of Australia total flop chief selector.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    Instead of Faisal Iqbal i think Nasir jamshed would have been better choice for the tests, apart from that the squads look good, i dont think Raheem or ayub will earn a debut i think Asad Shafiq will hold his spot at 6 and the rest of the batting order names itself. Also Umar Ackmal is unlucky to miss out but he has had opportunities in the past so i think its fair some other guys got a decent run

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    Same old stupid selection leaving out the hugely talented Hammad Azam to bring the tried and tested duo of useless Sami and Faisal Iqbal and tto top it all Imran Farhat.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    we need m.yousaf in atlest test team plz bring back him he is a lagend of pakistan

  • POSTED BY malepas on | May 10, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    This is shocking selection for a test squad and ODI,,I mean including Faisal and Sami and Ayub just amazing,,why on earth they are not picking Umar Akmal for tests is just shocking,,everybody agrees that he is the best talent in the country and we been wasting him by changing his batting order when he started and then just picking him for ODI's when he can play test cricket better then most is not right,,moreover,,how on earth they could pick Faisal and Sami and Ayub all 30+ old, when you should be encouraging young talent in the team is bonkers. This selection looks like mared with politics. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. ITs LIKE ONE FOOT FORWARD AND 3 BACK.

  • POSTED BY AndyZaltzmannsHair on | May 10, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    The Test squad looks more solid than the ODI one. Disappointing to see mediocre players like Iqbal and Sami given more chances. Also have you noticed how the T20 squad is almost completely separate from the Test and ODI ones. I think PCB is truly going with a separate squad for each format approach.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    DISAPPOINTED ON BAD SELECTION. As I wrote earlier on cricinfo. You cannot have good selection of team unless you have new selectors with future vision. Why we are not thinking of future or atleast the current form of players. Why Ahmed Shahzad not included in the one day squad. Where is Haris Sohail in both teams. No new spinner. What about the Raza Hasan ? If domestic cricket has no weightage then why we are wasting money and time on them. Where is Shoaib Malik. Man of the match in the final of one day domestic tournament and as well as the best one day available captain. What about Shahzaib Hasan in One day squad. Sorry unless we don't formulate the things , such type of selection is meaningless. Why we are persisting with Younis Khan in one day team. We already have one blocker in the team Misbah. We should have persisted with Umer Akmal in test match team. He is our future and should not be treated like this. Why Dogar being selected in the teams ? What is his performance recently

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    DISAPPOINTED ON BAD SELECTION. As I wrote earlier on cricinfo. You cannot have good selection of team unless you have new selectors with future vision. Why we are not thinking of future or atleast the current form of players. Why Ahmed Shahzad not included in the one day squad. Where is Haris Sohail in both teams. No new spinner. What about the Raza Hasan ? If domestic cricket has no weightage then why we are wasting money and time on them. Where is Shoaib Malik. Man of the match in the final of one day domestic tournament and as well as the best one day available captain. What about Shahzaib Hasan in One day squad. Sorry unless we don't formulate the things , such type of selection is meaningless. Why we are persisting with Younis Khan in one day team. We already have one blocker in the team Misbah. We should have persisted with Umer Akmal in test match team. He is our future and should not be treated like this. Why Dogar being selected in the teams ? What is his performance recently

  • POSTED BY green.heart on | May 10, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    why hammad azam not in ODI squad...???

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    Imran farhat again? you got to be kidding me

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    in odi squad imran farhat should not be there

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  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    in odi squad imran farhat should not be there

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    Imran farhat again? you got to be kidding me

  • POSTED BY green.heart on | May 10, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    why hammad azam not in ODI squad...???

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    DISAPPOINTED ON BAD SELECTION. As I wrote earlier on cricinfo. You cannot have good selection of team unless you have new selectors with future vision. Why we are not thinking of future or atleast the current form of players. Why Ahmed Shahzad not included in the one day squad. Where is Haris Sohail in both teams. No new spinner. What about the Raza Hasan ? If domestic cricket has no weightage then why we are wasting money and time on them. Where is Shoaib Malik. Man of the match in the final of one day domestic tournament and as well as the best one day available captain. What about Shahzaib Hasan in One day squad. Sorry unless we don't formulate the things , such type of selection is meaningless. Why we are persisting with Younis Khan in one day team. We already have one blocker in the team Misbah. We should have persisted with Umer Akmal in test match team. He is our future and should not be treated like this. Why Dogar being selected in the teams ? What is his performance recently

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    DISAPPOINTED ON BAD SELECTION. As I wrote earlier on cricinfo. You cannot have good selection of team unless you have new selectors with future vision. Why we are not thinking of future or atleast the current form of players. Why Ahmed Shahzad not included in the one day squad. Where is Haris Sohail in both teams. No new spinner. What about the Raza Hasan ? If domestic cricket has no weightage then why we are wasting money and time on them. Where is Shoaib Malik. Man of the match in the final of one day domestic tournament and as well as the best one day available captain. What about Shahzaib Hasan in One day squad. Sorry unless we don't formulate the things , such type of selection is meaningless. Why we are persisting with Younis Khan in one day team. We already have one blocker in the team Misbah. We should have persisted with Umer Akmal in test match team. He is our future and should not be treated like this. Why Dogar being selected in the teams ? What is his performance recently

  • POSTED BY AndyZaltzmannsHair on | May 10, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    The Test squad looks more solid than the ODI one. Disappointing to see mediocre players like Iqbal and Sami given more chances. Also have you noticed how the T20 squad is almost completely separate from the Test and ODI ones. I think PCB is truly going with a separate squad for each format approach.

  • POSTED BY malepas on | May 10, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    This is shocking selection for a test squad and ODI,,I mean including Faisal and Sami and Ayub just amazing,,why on earth they are not picking Umar Akmal for tests is just shocking,,everybody agrees that he is the best talent in the country and we been wasting him by changing his batting order when he started and then just picking him for ODI's when he can play test cricket better then most is not right,,moreover,,how on earth they could pick Faisal and Sami and Ayub all 30+ old, when you should be encouraging young talent in the team is bonkers. This selection looks like mared with politics. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. ITs LIKE ONE FOOT FORWARD AND 3 BACK.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    we need m.yousaf in atlest test team plz bring back him he is a lagend of pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    Same old stupid selection leaving out the hugely talented Hammad Azam to bring the tried and tested duo of useless Sami and Faisal Iqbal and tto top it all Imran Farhat.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    Instead of Faisal Iqbal i think Nasir jamshed would have been better choice for the tests, apart from that the squads look good, i dont think Raheem or ayub will earn a debut i think Asad Shafiq will hold his spot at 6 and the rest of the batting order names itself. Also Umar Ackmal is unlucky to miss out but he has had opportunities in the past so i think its fair some other guys got a decent run