ICC World Twenty20, 2010 February 26, 2010

Shoaib and Tanvir not in World Twenty20 squad

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Except for the omission of fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, there were no major surprises in Pakistan's preliminary 30-man squad for the defence of their World Twenty20 title in the Caribbean in two months' time. Injured fast bowler Sohail Tanvir, who has not played any cricket since November, was also overlooked.

Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, said Shoaib had been overlooked because he had hardly played any cricket in the past ten months. Though Shoaib has only taken part in a couple of List A matches since the series against Australia in UAE last May, he had said last week that he was still confident of making an international comeback. He will lead Islamabad Leopards in the upcoming RBS Twenty20 Cup.

Butt said Tanvir would undergo knee surgery in Australia. "The doctors are not sure when he will regain the fitness," he told AP.

Another fast bowler who was missing from the probables was Mohammad Talha, who had been part of the squad for the two Twenty20s against England last weekend.

The PCB also announced a list of 30 probables for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 which will run parallel to the men's tournament in the West Indies.

Men's squad: Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Hafeez, Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hassan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Naveed Yasin, Hasan Raza, Kamran Younis, Misbah-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Hammad Azam, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Abdul Rehman, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulqarnain Haider.

Women's squad: Sana Mir, Bismah Maroof, Nain Abidi, Sajjida Shah, Javeria Khan, Almas Akram, Nida Dar, Zeba Manzoor, Kainat Imtiaz, Faryal Awan, Armaan Khan, Sumaiya Siddiqi, Urooj Mumtaz, Nazia Sadiq, Sabeen Abdul Samad, Masooma Junaid, Qanita Jalil, Sadia Yousuf, Sania Khan, Marina Iqbal, Sana Gulzar, Ayesha Qazi, Sukhan Faiz, Rabia Batool, Saima Jamil, Batool Fatima, Asmavia Iqbal, Rabia Shah, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz.

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  • Mani-gi on February 28, 2010, 20:46 GMT

    The Pakistan T20 batting line-up should be like this 1- Imran Nazir 2- Kamran Akmal 3- Hasan Raza 4- Umar Akmal 5- Shahid Afridi 6- Abdul Razzaq 7- Fawad Alam 8- Hammad Azam 9- Babar Azam 10- Mohammad Aamir 11- Mohammad Asif... The bowling should be opened by Mohammad Aamir then second Mohammad Asif... Babar Azam is a good spinner and hammad azam a good allrounder these new young guys should get a chance... They should try something different this time, Umar gul and imran farhat they are totally out of their form...

  • on February 28, 2010, 20:09 GMT

    I don't understand Why PCB Selected Imran Farhat. He is only Eligible for Test Cricket. Why they not selected Sohail Tanvir he is a good allrouder. PCB is just ignoring the good players. Shoaib akhtar is not selected. he is a good bowler and PCB should have give him the chance. With that selection they will not win. Pakistan PCB is not Serious. This squard will help pakistan in winning the T20. 1. imran nazir, 2. Kamran Akmal 3. Shahid Afridi (c) 4.Umar Akmal 5.Shoaib Malik 6.Abdur Razzaq 7.Misbah-ul-Haq 8.Sohail Tanvir 9.Shoaib Akhtar 10.Muhammad Aamir 11. Umar Gul 12.Saeed Ajmal 13.Muhammad Asif. 14.hammad Azam 15.Fawad Alam.

    PCB please save your cricket and Proud pakistan. Be like Australians.

  • on February 28, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    The best possible playing 11!!!! bating order may changed.

    1)Imran Nazir 2) Muhammad hafeez 3)Kamran Akmal 4) Umer Akmal 5) Shoaib Malik 6) Shahid Afridi 7) Abdul Razzaq 8) Muhammad Amir 9)Umer Gul 10)Saeed Ajmal 11)Muhammad Asif

    Misbah may included depending if hafeez is not there.

  • Be-afridi-be-very-afridi on February 28, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    One thing I fail to understand. Why on earth is Yasir Hameed not included? He is always over looked. I fail to see why.

    He has an ODI average of 36.87 and a test average of 34.52. He has hit many 50's and a few centuries, and has a decent strike rate.

    And I thank god that faisal iqbal has finally been dropped, why is he always included in the side, (thankfully not this one), when he has such a poor average!

  • royzahid on February 28, 2010, 13:00 GMT

    I would like to question the selection of following players and this is a direct question to PCB as I don't have any other source to get to PCB. Pls forward this comment so that they can LEARN. 1. Fawad Alam: My question is do u seriously think he's an attacking player ? If yes you are out of your mind. 2. Yasir Aarafat: The guy is a skitty bowler. His bowl comes on to the bat very nicely and is vanished over the boundaries without any trouble. Come on man he doesn't belong to any form of cricket. 3. Sarfaraz Ahmad: He's not eligible not when u've got a hitter like Kamran Akmal in ur side(Just leave his attitude for a while). 4. What is Imran Farhat doing here ? first of all he should know that he can't play with heavy bat, he's not AFRIDI. Why don't u admit it. Give him a light weight bat and then see the results. Secondly the guy's not a fielder at all. We need sharp men in the field. 5. Salman Butt: He's a one day and test player not T20. You need smashers to open not DRIVERS.

  • HOMI- on February 28, 2010, 11:54 GMT

    I Think this is best playing 11 for world cup.... 1. Imran Nazir 2. Mohd Hafeez 3. Kamran Akmal 4. Shoaib Malik 5. Umer Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Misbah ul Haq 8. Abdul Razzaq 9. Mohd Aamir 10. Umer Gul 11. Mohd Asif see 8 good batsman and 6,7 full bowlers.

  • MirAfrozDaDa on February 28, 2010, 11:54 GMT

    BY MIR AFROZ DADA SRINAGAR If pakistan wanna to win T20 world cup then pak 11 player squad should be * IMRAN NAZIR, MOHD. HAFEEZ, SHOAIB MALIK, UMAR AKMAL, SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI, KAMRAN AKMAL, ABDUL RAZZAQ, MISBUL-HAQ, MUHAMMAD AAMIR, SHOAIB AKHTAR, SAEED AJMAL & 12th MUHAMMAD HAFEEZ, 13th MUHAMMAD ASIF, 14th FAWAD ALAM * I guarentee if pak play with full sincerety & pride they will sure 100% will win T20 world cup for sure INSHALLAH.WE HAVE SEEN LOT FROM UMER GUL HE IS NO MORE IN HIS BOWLING DEPTH.SHOAIB CAN BE REAL ASET.

  • The-Master on February 28, 2010, 9:46 GMT

    We all have diff opinions and this will be tricky, carribean pitches will support spinners so must recall mohammad hafeez and give Raza Hasan a chance, play Misbah as a t20 specialist as he has been in good domestic form and if Afridi dont bite the ball again he will captain due to retiremence of Younis Full 15 man squad (alphabetticaly) Shahid Afridi (C) Abdul Razzaq Hammad Azam Imran Nazir Kamran Akmal (WK) Misbah-ul-Haq Mohammad Aamer Mohammad Asif Mohammad Hafeez Rana Naved Raza Hasan Saeed Ajmal Shoaib Malik Umar Akmal Umar Gul If Kamran injured/dropped/rested, Hammad Azam will keep wicket. Pakistan will defend world t20 title if they play with 110% spirit and pride INSHALLAH

  • on February 28, 2010, 6:45 GMT

    I wana look forward for Mohammad Hafiz back in pakisan T20 squad. with imran naizir back in side hafiz is the first choice to play as a opener for pakistan in t20 world cup. beside opening the inning hafiz will proivde the sixth bowler option being a reliable off spiner.

  • faisykhan on February 28, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    That old fart Ijaz Butt should be relieved of his duties immediately. How can you constantly ignore the best bowler in Pakistan and the King of Speed Shoaib Akhtar? Umar Gul is not the Umar Gul of last year and besides Aamer and Asif there is no other Strike bowler in the team. Shoaib can run havoc on those Carribean pitches with his experience and speed. This ommission is totally unfair to ShoaibAkhtar, his fans and lovers of Cricket.

  • Mani-gi on February 28, 2010, 20:46 GMT

    The Pakistan T20 batting line-up should be like this 1- Imran Nazir 2- Kamran Akmal 3- Hasan Raza 4- Umar Akmal 5- Shahid Afridi 6- Abdul Razzaq 7- Fawad Alam 8- Hammad Azam 9- Babar Azam 10- Mohammad Aamir 11- Mohammad Asif... The bowling should be opened by Mohammad Aamir then second Mohammad Asif... Babar Azam is a good spinner and hammad azam a good allrounder these new young guys should get a chance... They should try something different this time, Umar gul and imran farhat they are totally out of their form...

  • on February 28, 2010, 20:09 GMT

    I don't understand Why PCB Selected Imran Farhat. He is only Eligible for Test Cricket. Why they not selected Sohail Tanvir he is a good allrouder. PCB is just ignoring the good players. Shoaib akhtar is not selected. he is a good bowler and PCB should have give him the chance. With that selection they will not win. Pakistan PCB is not Serious. This squard will help pakistan in winning the T20. 1. imran nazir, 2. Kamran Akmal 3. Shahid Afridi (c) 4.Umar Akmal 5.Shoaib Malik 6.Abdur Razzaq 7.Misbah-ul-Haq 8.Sohail Tanvir 9.Shoaib Akhtar 10.Muhammad Aamir 11. Umar Gul 12.Saeed Ajmal 13.Muhammad Asif. 14.hammad Azam 15.Fawad Alam.

    PCB please save your cricket and Proud pakistan. Be like Australians.

  • on February 28, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    The best possible playing 11!!!! bating order may changed.

    1)Imran Nazir 2) Muhammad hafeez 3)Kamran Akmal 4) Umer Akmal 5) Shoaib Malik 6) Shahid Afridi 7) Abdul Razzaq 8) Muhammad Amir 9)Umer Gul 10)Saeed Ajmal 11)Muhammad Asif

    Misbah may included depending if hafeez is not there.

  • Be-afridi-be-very-afridi on February 28, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    One thing I fail to understand. Why on earth is Yasir Hameed not included? He is always over looked. I fail to see why.

    He has an ODI average of 36.87 and a test average of 34.52. He has hit many 50's and a few centuries, and has a decent strike rate.

    And I thank god that faisal iqbal has finally been dropped, why is he always included in the side, (thankfully not this one), when he has such a poor average!

  • royzahid on February 28, 2010, 13:00 GMT

    I would like to question the selection of following players and this is a direct question to PCB as I don't have any other source to get to PCB. Pls forward this comment so that they can LEARN. 1. Fawad Alam: My question is do u seriously think he's an attacking player ? If yes you are out of your mind. 2. Yasir Aarafat: The guy is a skitty bowler. His bowl comes on to the bat very nicely and is vanished over the boundaries without any trouble. Come on man he doesn't belong to any form of cricket. 3. Sarfaraz Ahmad: He's not eligible not when u've got a hitter like Kamran Akmal in ur side(Just leave his attitude for a while). 4. What is Imran Farhat doing here ? first of all he should know that he can't play with heavy bat, he's not AFRIDI. Why don't u admit it. Give him a light weight bat and then see the results. Secondly the guy's not a fielder at all. We need sharp men in the field. 5. Salman Butt: He's a one day and test player not T20. You need smashers to open not DRIVERS.

  • HOMI- on February 28, 2010, 11:54 GMT

    I Think this is best playing 11 for world cup.... 1. Imran Nazir 2. Mohd Hafeez 3. Kamran Akmal 4. Shoaib Malik 5. Umer Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Misbah ul Haq 8. Abdul Razzaq 9. Mohd Aamir 10. Umer Gul 11. Mohd Asif see 8 good batsman and 6,7 full bowlers.

  • MirAfrozDaDa on February 28, 2010, 11:54 GMT

    BY MIR AFROZ DADA SRINAGAR If pakistan wanna to win T20 world cup then pak 11 player squad should be * IMRAN NAZIR, MOHD. HAFEEZ, SHOAIB MALIK, UMAR AKMAL, SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI, KAMRAN AKMAL, ABDUL RAZZAQ, MISBUL-HAQ, MUHAMMAD AAMIR, SHOAIB AKHTAR, SAEED AJMAL & 12th MUHAMMAD HAFEEZ, 13th MUHAMMAD ASIF, 14th FAWAD ALAM * I guarentee if pak play with full sincerety & pride they will sure 100% will win T20 world cup for sure INSHALLAH.WE HAVE SEEN LOT FROM UMER GUL HE IS NO MORE IN HIS BOWLING DEPTH.SHOAIB CAN BE REAL ASET.

  • The-Master on February 28, 2010, 9:46 GMT

    We all have diff opinions and this will be tricky, carribean pitches will support spinners so must recall mohammad hafeez and give Raza Hasan a chance, play Misbah as a t20 specialist as he has been in good domestic form and if Afridi dont bite the ball again he will captain due to retiremence of Younis Full 15 man squad (alphabetticaly) Shahid Afridi (C) Abdul Razzaq Hammad Azam Imran Nazir Kamran Akmal (WK) Misbah-ul-Haq Mohammad Aamer Mohammad Asif Mohammad Hafeez Rana Naved Raza Hasan Saeed Ajmal Shoaib Malik Umar Akmal Umar Gul If Kamran injured/dropped/rested, Hammad Azam will keep wicket. Pakistan will defend world t20 title if they play with 110% spirit and pride INSHALLAH

  • on February 28, 2010, 6:45 GMT

    I wana look forward for Mohammad Hafiz back in pakisan T20 squad. with imran naizir back in side hafiz is the first choice to play as a opener for pakistan in t20 world cup. beside opening the inning hafiz will proivde the sixth bowler option being a reliable off spiner.

  • faisykhan on February 28, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    That old fart Ijaz Butt should be relieved of his duties immediately. How can you constantly ignore the best bowler in Pakistan and the King of Speed Shoaib Akhtar? Umar Gul is not the Umar Gul of last year and besides Aamer and Asif there is no other Strike bowler in the team. Shoaib can run havoc on those Carribean pitches with his experience and speed. This ommission is totally unfair to ShoaibAkhtar, his fans and lovers of Cricket.

  • farrukh420 on February 28, 2010, 2:22 GMT

    Why is the PCB not taking Shoaib Akhter's talent and his capabilities into consideration? Atleast he should be given a chance to prove himself. Thank you

  • Fayss on February 27, 2010, 23:06 GMT

    Imran Farhat must not be selected for the final 15... He has been given too many chances to prove. and every time he was unsuccessful. I remember he use to have BIG MOUTH when he was out of the team about praising himself and his performances. But what now? He should be kicked out and Kamran Akmal should open!

    1) Kamran Akmal 2) Imran Nazir 3) Shoaib Malik 4) Shahid Afridi 5) Umar Akmal 6) Fawad Alam 7) Abdul Razzaq 8) Mohammad Aamir 9) Mohammad Asif 10) Saeed Ajmal 11) Hassan Raza 12) Umer Gul 13) Shahzaib Hasan 14) Hammad Azam 15) Yasir Arafat

    We don't want Rana, neither farhat... nor hafeez... Bring Back Hasan Raza.. he is the gem which we are missing from many years!

  • Farhan020328 on February 27, 2010, 22:26 GMT

    I think this is the best 11 : 1. Shahid Afridi (c), 2. Kamran Akmal (wk), 3. Imran Nazir, 4. Umar Akmal, 5. Shoaib malik, 6. Misbah-ul-Haq, 7. Fawad Alam , 8. Abdul Razzaq, 9. Mohammad Aamer, 10. Mohammad Asif, 11. Raza Hasan. This is a balanced squad. We've seen enough of Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal and so on. They need a break, especially Gul. He's lost all the confidence. In case I will add the make up of the members. 12. Mohammad Hafeez, 13. Yasir Arafat, 14. Hammad Azam and Unfortunately, but should be, 15. Shoaib Akhter (Coz he's somebody, whose presence can destroy the opponent big time).

  • haroon on February 27, 2010, 20:11 GMT

    drop kamran akmal and rana navid ul Hasan.. they were both involved in match fixing in aus

    thank you

  • on February 27, 2010, 19:46 GMT

    15 Squad Shahid AFridi (c) Imran Farhat, Imran Nazeer, Hasan Raza, umar akmal, S.MAlik,Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razaq,Hammad Azam Babar Azam or Fawad Alam M.ASif,M Sami,M Amir U.GUl Raza Hasan

  • Falak7 on February 27, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    If pakistan wanna to win T20 world cup then pak 11 player squad should be * IMRAN NAZIR, IMRAN FARHAT, SHOAIB MALIK, UMAR AKMAL, SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI, KAMRAN AKMAL, ABDUL RAZZAQ, RANA NAVEED-UL-HASAN, MUHAMMAD AAMIR, UMAR GUL, SAEED AJMAL & 12th MUHAMMAD HAFEEZ, 13th MUHAMMAD ASIF, 14th FAWAD ALAM * I guarentee if pak play with full sincerety & pride they will sure 100% will win T20 world cup for sure INSHALLAH.

  • on February 27, 2010, 17:28 GMT

    My probables : Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (K), Abdul Razzaq,Yasir Arafat, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal.

  • Jamshed78 on February 27, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    Everybody thinks differently so my starting best XI is 1) Imran Nazir 2) Mohamad hafeez 3) Kamran Akmal (W) 4) Shoaib Malik (Capt) 5) Umar Akmal 6) Shahid Afridi 7) Fawad Alam 8) Abdul Razzak 9) Mohammad Aamer 10) Umar Gul 11) Mohammed Asif 4 Fast bowlers/ 3 Spinners (Afridi/Shoaib/Hafeez) / batting untill razzak even Aamer and Gul can bat Reserves 12) Saeed Ajmal 13) Misbah-ul-haq 14) Imran Farhat 15) Yasir Arafat 16) Mohammed Sami

  • naqash.ali on February 27, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    Imran Nazir,Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal,Kamran Akmal,Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul,

  • BoomBoomAdnan on February 27, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    shahrukh619 u shud stay in bollywood this is cricket a game 2 hard for u to comprehend imran khan never played any domestic cricket either so r u saying he shud have never played for pakistan team i can name 20 other great players who didnt play domestic but played for the national team. pakistani domesctic level is worse than club cricket

  • on February 27, 2010, 14:48 GMT

    Pakistan Cricket Team For 20/20 World Cup 2010. 1:- M.Hafeez,,2:-Kamran Akmal,,3:-Hassan Raza,,4:-Umar Akmal,,5:-Shoaib Malik,,6:-Misbah Ul Haq,,7:- S Afridi,,8:- A Razzaq,,9:-M Aamer,,10:-S Ajmal,,11:-M Asif...Reservs:- Rana N Hasan,,Umar Gul,,Fawad Alam,,M Sami.. Captain:-A Razzaq V Captain:- M Aamer

    Hafeez nd Hassan Razza Dey deserv another chance.so sami nd misbah. inshaa Allah Pak Team Going To Win the World Cup 2010.

  • on February 27, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    pakistani team yeh hona chaiyeh (1) Imran Nazir (2)Kamran Akmal (3)Umar Akmal (4)Shoaib malik (5)Mohammad Hafeez (6)Shahid Afridi (7)Abdul Razzaq |(8)MOHAMMAD AAMIR''(9) SAEED AJMAL''(10) RANA NAVEID'(11) 'YASIR ARAFAT'(12)' UMARGUL'' (13) Mohammad Asif(14) Misbah-ul-Haq(15),Fawad Alam(16)Khalid Latif yeh best team hai ............

  • on February 27, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    they shoud have picked up sohail tanvir but its ok team is good and we will defend the wt20 world cup

  • on February 27, 2010, 13:23 GMT

    i think it is not a god squad selected by pakistani selectors,,,,why they put 6 openers in 30 man squad,,,infact we need 2 batsmen in the middle which can retain the strike,,,,i m sure this pakistani team will not stand on the crease even for 20 overs,,,,,where is shoaib akhtar,,,i think he must be in the 30 man squad because his name is enough,,,, and why they put 3 wicket keepers in 30 man squad,,,where is noman? shahid yousuf ,,,and irshad,,,this pakistani team is none,,,,,,,,,if i have to select the team,,,,it will be,,,,, imran nazeer,hafeez,razzaq,kamran akmal,shoaib malik,umar akmal,fawad alam, asif, aamir,umer gul,shahid afridi,saeed ajmal,hamad azam,1 new fast baller and 1 middle order batsmen,,,, we have to select 2 players who are emerging like sohail tanveer and aamir...a surprise,,,that no body can know his videos.

  • on February 27, 2010, 11:04 GMT

    Everytime Pakistan plays T20, always they look like a winning combination no matter if one or two players are missing. I think still Pakistan chances in T20 are great to defend the title. They seem to have the right players for this format of cricket and therefore, one or two bad selections, they still can manage to Win. Can't wait to see them in T20 cricket. Without prejudice I enjoy the most when Pak Team plays T20 against any team. There is no other Entertaining T20 team yet in the world, Aussies, English, South Africans etc are a distant second.

  • on February 27, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    I Think the last 16man squad should be

    Imran Nazir,Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal,Hasan Raza,Misbah-ul-Haq,Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat,Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal,Kamran Akmal,Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif,Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul,

  • on February 27, 2010, 10:33 GMT

    he is world fastest.@he should be in squad also go for t20 in westindies..

  • on February 27, 2010, 10:21 GMT

    they should definatly add RAZA HASAN... the u/19 bowler who had also been outstanding in recent PAK A matches agains the lions.

  • imtiaz-jamal on February 27, 2010, 9:36 GMT

    that is poor skiped Shoaib Akhtar and Sohail Tanveer from 30 men proables but we cant does any thing about that as per Ijaz Butt the chairman of Pakistan cricket board Shoaib Akhtar had not played any hard cricket since last May thats why he has been overlooked and the other man Sohail Tanveer suffring from a knee surgery in Australia next week, that will recovered within 5 to 6 weeks any how looks forward we will hope 15 men squad for WT20 that deserved is as under 1.IMRAN NAZIR 2.IMRAN FARHAT 3.SHOAIB MALIK/CAPT 4.SHAHID AFRIDI 5. UMAR AKMAL 6.KAMRAN AKMAL 7.MIBAH-UL-HAQ 8.ABDUL-RAZZAQ 9.MUHAMMAD AAMER 10.MUHAMMAD ASIF 11.UMAR GULL 12.SAEED AJMAL 13. FAWAD ALAM 14.SALMAN BUTT 15.YASIR ARAFAT

  • mc.hanny on February 27, 2010, 8:59 GMT

    STARTING XI

    Imran Nazir Kamran Akmal (W) Shahid Afridi (C) Misbah-ul-Haq Umar Akmal Shoaib Malik Abdul Razzaq Mohammad Aamer Saeed Ajmal Umar Gul Mohammad Asif

    RESERVES:-

    Mohammad Sami Imran Farhat Fawad Alam Hasan Raza

  • unseenstar on February 27, 2010, 8:43 GMT

    (1) Imran Nazir (2)Kamran Akmal (3)Umar Akmal (4)Shoaib malik (5)Mohammad Hafeez (6)Shahid Afridi (7)Abdul Razzaq (8)Rana Naved (9)Mohammad Aamer (10)Shoaib Akhter (11)Mohammad Asif 5 Fast Bowlers,3 Spin Bowlers & 6 All Rounders

    I Think No Team Can Beat Pakistan In All Formats Of Cricket.

  • on February 27, 2010, 8:33 GMT

    Ithink the last 15 man squad shuld be IMRAN NAZIR'' KAMARN AKMAL'' UMAR AKMAL SHOAIB MALIK'' SHAHID AFRIDI'' FAWAD ALMAM'' ABDUL RAZAK'' UMARGUL'' MOHAMMAD AAMIR'' SAEED AJMAL'' RANA NAVEID'' HAMMAD AZHAR'' MOHAMMAD SAMI'' KAMARAN YOUNIS'' SHAHZAIB HASSAN' 'YASIR ARAFAT

  • on February 27, 2010, 8:13 GMT

    SHOAIB AKHTAR IS OUR NATIONAL HERO PLZ GIVE HIM 1 CHANCE WE ALL WANT TO SEE HIM IN OUR TEAM

  • on February 27, 2010, 8:07 GMT

    its very bad for us b'coz shoaib iz not in over squad its not fair plz ijaz butt give him 1 more chance for over team INSHALLAH HE PROVE HIM SELF

  • klobania on February 27, 2010, 7:32 GMT

    its sad that world's fastest bowler is missing from 30 men squad. inclusion of 2 imrans alongwith salman butt show pcb is not taking interest and as always forgotten their failures in australia and dubai.

  • on February 27, 2010, 6:31 GMT

    i dont think saeed ajmal is any good any more.. he's giving too many runs/boundaries.. plus we need to have more allrounders and Fawad Alam is a good player but he needs to bat better to be in squad. and Razzaq also needs to concentrate on batting more. . following would be an outstanding team: 1. Kamran Akmal, 2. Imran Nazir/Shahzaib Hasan, 3. Mohammad Hafeez/Khalid Latif, 4. Shoaib Mailk, 5. Shahid Afridi, 6. Umar Akmal, 7. Abdul Razzaq, 8. Rana, 9. Mohammad Aamir, 10. Mohammad Asif/Sami and 11. (Spinner)

  • on February 27, 2010, 6:27 GMT

    LATIF is not a T10 kid, I think Haffeez is a good choice. Hammad will bring some fresh blood in the TEAM. I am sure WAQR Younis as a new Coach will select the right combination and dont let the players give out stupid statments to the media.

  • on February 27, 2010, 4:42 GMT

    @zomi you are crazy .. that drugii needs to be out of the team. @Hashim I would like to see yasir arfat in that lineup somehow maybe omit nazir.. I hate the guy in last 4 matches he has an avg of 2 runs per game that horrible....

  • zomi on February 27, 2010, 2:41 GMT

    it is really sad .we cant see shoib and tinver in squad.(PCB) need to give shoib one more chance.why they didn t put anawar in squad ??????? he is really good bowler. anyway lets what happen in T20.i hope Pak again become a champion. INSHALLAH

  • on February 27, 2010, 1:46 GMT

    heres your line up Kamran Akmal Imran Nazir Shahid Afridi Shoaib Malik Umer Akmal Abdul Razzaq Fawad alam Umar Gul Muhammad Aamir Saeed Ajmal

  • on February 27, 2010, 0:56 GMT

    Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Kamran Akmal

    Kahlid Latif, Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahzaib Hassan, Hasan Raza, Kamran Younis dropped because we dont need them. They're not T20 specialists. Khalid Latif hasn't impressed and he should be dumped.

    Misbah - I think he's over, unless he proves otherwise in the RBS cup.

    Arafat, Sami, Riaz, Abdur Rehman - I dont think so, we have enough genuine pacers and spinners in the team already that have proved themselves.

    Sarfraz Ahmed and Zulqarnain Haider? HAHAHA! Yeah Right! Might as well play with 10 batsmen coz those two guys might be able to keep, but in T20 you need an aggressive keeper batsman.

    I'd love to see the U19 boys being picked, Hammad Azam might have somethign in store for us, I certainly hope so.

    As for Nazir and Farhat, they have to start scoring.

  • Junaid-farhan on February 26, 2010, 23:10 GMT

    Guys just hope they pick best from the probables likewise (imran nazir ,kamran akmal,umar akmal,shoaib malik,misbah-ul-haq,shahid afridi*,abdul razzaq,mohammad amir,umar gul,muhammad asif/mohammd sami/rana naved and saeed ajmal) then Insha Allah pakistan will successfully defend the title .

  • shahrukh619 on February 26, 2010, 22:39 GMT

    boom boom adna do u know anything about cricket.. shoaib hasnt played domestic how can whe join the squad. i am surprised that they dint put manzoor amjad 2 months ago they were talking tabout to select him

  • BoomBoomAdnan on February 26, 2010, 21:40 GMT

    sami, rana and wahab riaz selected and no shoaib akhtar? Who are these people selecting the squad? Do they know anything about cricket? all the batsmen will be relieved.

  • h4haseeb on February 26, 2010, 21:12 GMT

    very disappointed to see Shoaib Akhtar not in the squad... he has shown awesome performances in the past.. its really sad.. we haven't seen him enough :(

  • chacha-cricket on February 26, 2010, 20:42 GMT

    good to see inclusions of Hammad and Raza from under 19

  • on February 26, 2010, 19:27 GMT

    they hve to work hard hard in domestic games to make their way back

  • shahzy0 on February 26, 2010, 19:13 GMT

    shoaib and sohail r gud bowlers but the problem comes again of hw many bowlers pak gonna play.in dubai we were without asif and ammir and what will happen to razzaq and yasir who performed very well recently

  • MENDIS_Forever on February 26, 2010, 18:21 GMT

    Imran Nazir - 44 balls 100 in ICL against a weak bowling. Salman Butt -nothing! Misbah-ul-Haq - idiot who missed a worldcup. Rana Naved-ul-Hasan -pretending to bea terrific bowler,but just a bowler! Umar Gul - terrific than others. Kamran Akmal - loose hands. Mohammad Sami -good return. Shahid Afridi - a hero,but need to be patient. Umar Akmal - pretending a world class,but will suck it! Saeed Ajmal -good doosra,else nothing! Mohammad aamer -impressive,but cannot beat akram.Surely!!!

  • ather_aziz on February 26, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    I was surprised to see no azhar mahmood and anawar ali in the preliminary sqaud but the squad looks pretty good and cant wait to see the squad cut down to 15 it will be a whole lot fun around world t20 time in may but as far as pkaistan goes gud luck and hopefully we will win again. YEA GO PAKISTAN !!!!!

  • sajjad.ma84 on February 26, 2010, 17:51 GMT

    i dont think leaving out shoaib akter is a surprise....we have plenty of talent in the fast bowling dept....its the batting that needs to be looked upon.....Khalid latif is anything but a t20 batsman...neither does he hav a full range of shots nor can is he a power hitter...hammad azam and raza hasan are something i am looking forward to....

  • on February 26, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    kamran akmal umar akmal misbah ul haq shoaib malik shahid afrid imran nazir m..aamer m.asif saeed ajmal fawad alam umar gull hammad azam yasir arafat m.sami abdul razzaq

  • shahzy0 on February 26, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    shoaib should have been tried angaist england series where he could prove his fitness................but best of luck pak in carribean

  • NAARUN on February 26, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    my pick of 15 member squad will be. afridi(captain),imran,farhat,kamran,malik,razzaq,misbah(vice captain),umar akmal,rana naveed, gul,aamer, asif,ajmal,sarfaz,latif best XI: kamran,imran,malik,misbah,afridi,umar,razzaq,aamer/rana,gul, asif, ajmal.

  • shahid431 on February 26, 2010, 16:29 GMT

    Butt is a MAD man. Shoaib is an international bowler we all know that. What the HELL is salman butt doing in 20/20 squad. We all remember what he did in last world cups. Shahzaib should go and should have played in 20/20 and one days for pakistan even in last and this year.

    Fire both Butts and save pakistan's cricket.

  • on February 26, 2010, 15:51 GMT

    Mohammad Hafeez is an intelligent addition to the squad...

  • waqas13 on February 26, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    Who is the Captain....????????

  • Jhammatian on February 26, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    My 15-man squad for t20 cup .......

    Imran Nazir, Babar Azam, Kamran Akmal(W), Shahid Afridi (C), Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Hammad Azam, Umer Akmal, Umar Gul, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Asif, Yasir Arafat, Saeed Ajmal, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Sami

    Good Luck Pakistan Team .... and Prove again that u r champs

  • AHKA on February 26, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    I would like to say that pakistan must pick the following Squad :

    1- Imran Nazir 2- Mohammad Hafeez 3- Abdur Razzaq (Capt) 4- Shoib Malik 5- Umar Akmal 6- Shahid Afridi 7- Kamran Akmal (wkt) 8- Fawad Alam 9- Mohammad Aamer 10- Umar Gul 11- Mohammad Asif and rest of squad :

    12- Mohammad Sami 13- Rana Naved-ul-Hasn 14- Saeed Ajmal 15- Imran Farhat

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  • AHKA on February 26, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    I would like to say that pakistan must pick the following Squad :

    1- Imran Nazir 2- Mohammad Hafeez 3- Abdur Razzaq (Capt) 4- Shoib Malik 5- Umar Akmal 6- Shahid Afridi 7- Kamran Akmal (wkt) 8- Fawad Alam 9- Mohammad Aamer 10- Umar Gul 11- Mohammad Asif and rest of squad :

    12- Mohammad Sami 13- Rana Naved-ul-Hasn 14- Saeed Ajmal 15- Imran Farhat

  • Jhammatian on February 26, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    My 15-man squad for t20 cup .......

    Imran Nazir, Babar Azam, Kamran Akmal(W), Shahid Afridi (C), Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Hammad Azam, Umer Akmal, Umar Gul, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Asif, Yasir Arafat, Saeed Ajmal, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Sami

    Good Luck Pakistan Team .... and Prove again that u r champs

  • waqas13 on February 26, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    Who is the Captain....????????

  • on February 26, 2010, 15:51 GMT

    Mohammad Hafeez is an intelligent addition to the squad...

  • shahid431 on February 26, 2010, 16:29 GMT

    Butt is a MAD man. Shoaib is an international bowler we all know that. What the HELL is salman butt doing in 20/20 squad. We all remember what he did in last world cups. Shahzaib should go and should have played in 20/20 and one days for pakistan even in last and this year.

    Fire both Butts and save pakistan's cricket.

  • NAARUN on February 26, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    my pick of 15 member squad will be. afridi(captain),imran,farhat,kamran,malik,razzaq,misbah(vice captain),umar akmal,rana naveed, gul,aamer, asif,ajmal,sarfaz,latif best XI: kamran,imran,malik,misbah,afridi,umar,razzaq,aamer/rana,gul, asif, ajmal.

  • shahzy0 on February 26, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    shoaib should have been tried angaist england series where he could prove his fitness................but best of luck pak in carribean

  • on February 26, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    kamran akmal umar akmal misbah ul haq shoaib malik shahid afrid imran nazir m..aamer m.asif saeed ajmal fawad alam umar gull hammad azam yasir arafat m.sami abdul razzaq

  • sajjad.ma84 on February 26, 2010, 17:51 GMT

    i dont think leaving out shoaib akter is a surprise....we have plenty of talent in the fast bowling dept....its the batting that needs to be looked upon.....Khalid latif is anything but a t20 batsman...neither does he hav a full range of shots nor can is he a power hitter...hammad azam and raza hasan are something i am looking forward to....

  • ather_aziz on February 26, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    I was surprised to see no azhar mahmood and anawar ali in the preliminary sqaud but the squad looks pretty good and cant wait to see the squad cut down to 15 it will be a whole lot fun around world t20 time in may but as far as pkaistan goes gud luck and hopefully we will win again. YEA GO PAKISTAN !!!!!