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Kamran Akmal makes World T20 provisional squad

Umar Farooq

July 11, 2012

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Kamran Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, has been named in the country's provisional 30-man squad for September's World Twenty20 after being cleared by the PCB's integrity committee. Batsman Imran Nazir, who last played for Pakistan in February 2010, and allrounder Abdul Razzaq have also made the squad. None of the three players has a central contract.

"We have tried lots of wicketkeeper batsmen after Kamran, but nothing was panning out," Iqbal Qasim, Pakistan's chief selector, told ESPNcricinfo. "We need a solid wicketkeeper who can score quick runs and currently Kamran is the only option for us. He has kept himself fully fit and more importantly he has been cleared by the PCB."

"Imran is a good fielder and a dominating batsman, and so far he has been doing reasonably well in domestic cricket, while Razzaq is a utility player. But it [the final squad] all depends on the coach and captain's plans."

Kamran had last played for Pakistan at the 2011 World Cup, but has been active on the domestic circuit and had played the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) earlier this year.

In May, Qasim had said Kamran needed to clear himself of integrity issues before being eligible for selection for the national team. He was summoned before the integrity committee on July 4.

Kamran had come under the scanner when he was sent a notice by the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit after the Nottingham Test against England in July 2010, seeking information about events related to the 2010 World Twenty20 held in the Caribbean. He later claimed he has an ICC clearance letter that says there is no inquiry pending against him.

Razzaq has not played for Pakistan since injuring his shoulder in the ODI series against Sri Lanka in the UAE in November. He was cut from the contracts list for 2012, and had criticised the selectors' decision to keep him from the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka. Razzaq has remained active in domestic Twenty20, though, playing Australia's Big Bash League in December-January and the BPL that followed. He is currently in England, where he is playing limited-overs cricket for Leicestershire.

Nazir has impressed in domestic Twenty20 this year. He had finished as the second-highest run-getter in Pakistan's Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup, scoring 191 at 47.75 with a strike-rate of 172 for Sialkot Stallions. He was also second on the run charts in the BPL, with 390 runs for Dhaka Gladiators, at an average of 43.33 and a strike-rate of 156.

Squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Imran Nazir, Shahzaib Hasan, Awais Zia, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Rameez Raja, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Raza Hasan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Shakeel Ansar

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Posted by Samiiiii on (July 15, 2012, 10:46 GMT)

Yes , without imran nazir i dont think pak t20 squad can complete . he is the player who can change the match in one or two overs only ,,,,,, My side... ahmed shahzad , imran nazir, kamran , umar akmal , shoaib malik , afridi , hammad azam , tanvir, gul , ajmal. and captain should be afridi,,,,,,,

Posted by shakaibkhan on (July 14, 2012, 17:17 GMT)

Happy to see Imran Nazir and A Razzak. Hope to see the best of A Razzak for the national team as well. Not happy at all to see Kamran Akmal. The most important thing for a wicket keeper is to keep the wickets. He desperately lacks this skill.

Posted by   on (July 14, 2012, 12:38 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 14, 2012, 12:16 GMT)

thank you pakistan cricket bord imran nazir abdul razzaq and kamran akmal back in pakistan team need three playr most and importnt its key plyr thnk you thnk you thnk you -0 pakistan crckt bord ......,... but i love afridi

Posted by   on (July 14, 2012, 9:47 GMT)

1.imran nazir 2.mohammad hafeez 3.Awais Zia 4.Asad Shafiq 5.Azhar Ali 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzaq 8.Kamran Akmal 9.anwar ali 10.hammad azama 11.juniad khan 12.umar gul 13.saeed ajmal 14.raza hasan 15.rameez raja 16. shahziab or ahmed shahzad

Posted by Qasim-Dk on (July 14, 2012, 7:00 GMT)

Is it just me or why is Khalid Latif not been selected for the national team? His domestic cricket is screaming "pick me"

Posted by cric_fan_sam on (July 14, 2012, 6:18 GMT)

I would love to see this lineup from Pakistan 1) Nazir 2) Hafeez(c) 3) Shehzad 4) Umar Akmal 5) Shoaib Mallik 6)Razzaq 7) Kamran Akmal(wk) 8) Afridi 9) Tanvir/Sami 10) Gul 11) Ajmal If and when required to play both Tanvir and Sami, Shehzad can make way, and Afridi promoted to #3 I doubt whether it will happen though!!!!

Posted by ifrakurshid on (July 14, 2012, 6:18 GMT)


Posted by pkcricfan101 on (July 14, 2012, 1:20 GMT)

My 11: 1)Nazir 2)Hafeez 3)Umar Akmal 4)Shoaib Malik 5)Kamran Akmal 6)Asad SHafiq 7)Afridi 8)Hammad Azam 9)Sohail Tanvir 10)Saed Ajmal 11)Junaid Khan. If quick wicket fall send asad shafiq up the order to stabalise. Keep Hammad Azam in playing 11 only if he is actually going to get to bowl otherwise replace him with Razzaq.

Posted by Alz_619 on (July 14, 2012, 0:13 GMT)

Pakistan's team/squad for the world cup T20:



InshaAllah they will be victorious...and bring the championship back where it belongs :)

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 22:27 GMT)

1) Ahmed 2)Nasir 3) Imran 4)Umar 5)Kamran 6)Afridi 7)Hafeez 8)Tanvir 9)Gul/Sami 10) Ajmal 11)Junaid ... Best Playing XI a/c to me all top 6 are agresive and then if the batting line dosnt collpse then the top 6 can easily take us to 170 if collpse so all eyes on hafeez and 6 bowlers are best for T20

Posted by LOVEUCRIC on (July 13, 2012, 20:20 GMT)

The entire teams of world afraid by Chris Gayel batting imran nazir is a pakistani Chris Gayel and very glad to see back the iron man Abdul Razzak a great person and a great cricketer request only for akmal to please try your best in keeping we have a golden chance again only unity is the key factor for our success. best wishes. Fida Mohammad Jeddah k.s.a

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 20:11 GMT)

mohammed hafeez, imran nazi, shoaib malik , asad shafiq, umar akmal, shahid afridi ,kamran akmal, abdul razzaq, sohail tanvir, hammad azam, saeed ajmal,

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 19:36 GMT)

my opininon is that aizaz chemma,awaiszia should not be in squad.anwar ali is a good choise for our pace attack.we should give chance to ramiz raja,shazibhassan, we should give chance to harris sohal in odi,test.some one said sarfraz is a poor keeper how can u say him a poor keeper he is the best choice in keepring.we should also give chance to khlid latif.sami should be in 16 man squad because he has perfomed well against srilanka.shoaib malik is a good batsman and he is also handy with bowl and a good fielder.the upcoming series aginst australia is very important we should see our player performing

Posted by The_Ashes on (July 13, 2012, 17:54 GMT)

Good move, Pakistan has a great chance to win all their games now at World T20.

Posted by a.syed81 on (July 13, 2012, 17:22 GMT)

Not certain why Hafeez has been preferred skipper over Afridi. Hafeez is 31 and Afridi in 32. If PCB is looking for a young captain then he is not the choice for sure.

Posted by codegreen on (July 13, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

Kamran Akmal is the Top scorer for Pakistan in T20 world cups and his batting style and technique is unmatchable by these other included 3rd class WK batsmens mainly Sarfaraz Ahmed Esp. in T20s ,,and good to see Anwar Ali and Nazir , overall a Very Wise Selection,,,BEST PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD,,

Posted by Charlie101 on (July 13, 2012, 15:00 GMT)

Pakistan could easily win the world cup as they certainly have the players , however selecting a player whose integridy is still in question must damage trust and therefore team moral . I believe that a sub continent team will win and the best all round team is Pakistan - hence the Asia cup win but all the team must be pulling together.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 13:31 GMT)

If Pakistan really keen to win T20 WC then Captaincy must given to Shahid Afridi. He is capable of winning the Title. Hafeez is good player but dont have ability to lead the team. Sorry to say.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 13, 2012, 11:31 GMT)

Posted by Sameer Sam on (July 13 2012, 06:47 AM GMT) :- The good thing about your 11 is that you got rid of Gul, Riaz, But the bad thing about your 11 is that you got rid of the latest hero Junaid Khan. And failed to get rid of Sami, S.Tanvir & Shoeb Mallik. This team will also be a looser. In any case the selectors wont select this team.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 13, 2012, 11:28 GMT)

Iqbal Qasim thinks Kamran Akmal a good wicket keeper who can bat. Now I have started wondering whether Qasim knows anything about cricket. Has he been following Pakistani cricket for the last 3-4 years or so? Through out the 2010 & 2011 seasons we have seen that Kamran could catch nothing, stumping were out of question and his batting was rare and selfish. I don't know what is Qasim upto. A BLACK DAY IN PAKISTAN CRICKET. Once again the Pakistani fans will turn away from Cricket.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 13, 2012, 11:24 GMT)

A black day in Pakistan Cricket. Once again the Pakistani fans will turn away from cricket. How in the world could Iqbal Qasim call Kamran Akmal a good wicket keeper who can bat. Through out the 2010 & 2011 seasons we have seen that Kamran could catch nothing, stumping were out of question and his batting was rare and selfish. I dont know what is Qasim upto.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

I have seen so many combinations but for me it must be considering wickets in SL:

1) Imran Nazir 2) Shahzad 3) Hafeez 4) Kamran 5) Asad 6) Umer Akmal 7) Razzaq 8) Afridi 9)Tanvir 10) Gul 11) Ajmal

If we ll loose quick wickets (that is a possibility with Pakistan team) send Asad Shafique up the order, otherwise continue with this team.. Also players like Razzaq and Afridi must be correctly utilized.. Someone was mentioning playing razzaq in the middle, not possible cuz he is not a good player against spin so either keep em up or keep em down.. someone mentioning keep GUL out.. he is the best quick bowler in t-20s, stats show it.. Someone mentioning drop chances by Kamran, Sir your fav. wicket keeper Sarfraz has been poor against SL.. And shakeel ansar did nothing..Give em a chance atleast he is the only proper batsman you got here..Thank you

Posted by hani2 on (July 13, 2012, 10:45 GMT)

pakistan needs new young fast bowler but selectors does not find anyone???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Pakistan should immediately get rid of all the repeated failures of the past 10 years. Like Sami, Imran farhat and Faisal iqbal. Selectors should also keep check of Mr. Guls preformance. He just seems to have no competition, and is playing every match, despite of performing horribly.

Posted by ExplicitPlatinum on (July 13, 2012, 10:27 GMT)

I personally believe that Khalid Latif shouldn't be in the squad. He too, is a blocker like Misbah (Although I do like Misbah) and Shoaib Malik quite recently has been a blocker. I can't say much about Malik because I never grew up watching him. Aizaz Cheema is an average bowler whereas trying to include young quicks in the T20 format is wrong. They lose their mojo and confidence easily. Keep Junaid, Anwar Ali and Wahab away from this format. Wahab easily leaks too many runs anyway. Mohammad Sami leaks them out too. I can't say much about Hafeez's captaincy. He can achieve excellent results from fielding and bowling, but the batting under his captaincy is HORRIBLE. It's a tough job to think up of an excellent XI but mine has to be 1.) Imran Nazir 2.) Shahid Afridi 3.) Ahmed Shehzad 4.) Umar Akmal 5.) Mohammad Hafeez (C) 6.) Abdul Razzaq/Hammad Azam 7.) Kamran Akmal (WK) 8.) Sohail Tanvir 9.) Yasir Arafat 10.) Umar Gul 11.) Saeed Ajmal

Asad Shafiq IMO, slows down in this format.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 9:53 GMT)

I think that aiazaz cheema should not be in squad

Posted by Gunners2026 on (July 13, 2012, 9:39 GMT)

1.Imran Nazir 2.Ahmed Shehzad 3. M Hafeez 4.Asad shafeeq 5.Umer Akmel 6.Kamran Akmal 7.Shahid Afridi 8.Abdul Razzaq / Hammad Azam 9.Sohail Tanvir 10. Umer Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal I feel this is the best 11 for pakistan

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 8:43 GMT)

I would prefer anwar Ali rather than umar gul who had been in cheap form

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 13, 2012, 8:42 GMT)

Unfortunately players like Sami, U.Gul, Shoeb Mallik, W.Riaz & A.Rehman are shown in the probables though they are not fit for T20 cricket, And players like Sadaf Hussain, Rahat Ali & Mohd.Talha are not even shown in the probables. AT thiis rate how do you expect to build a team for the 2015 World Cup. Things are not moving in the right direction. I am glad that Y.Khan has retired from T20's & Misbah has been dropped from T20 cricket. Now i just hope the same trend is continued in the ODI format as well.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 13, 2012, 8:36 GMT)

I feel the progress shown by Pakistan since the spot fixing saga will be lost now that Kamran Akmal is almost certain to return. Once again his dropped catches & stumpings will start demoralising bowlers and will start dampening the team spirit. There will be infighting & instability in the team.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 8:06 GMT)

1-shahzad 2- nazir 3- nasir 4- umar 5-hafeez 6- Afridi 7- kamran 8- razzaq -9 sohail 10- gul -11- ajmal this should be playing 11 with hammad azam, shoaib malik, junaid khan, haris sohail and khalid latif sitting on the bench.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 6:47 GMT)

Great.. at last we have some good news.. let me select my team..i think shahid afridi should open with imran nazir and razzak should come two down.. u can see Razzak in big bash as a opener too. soo for me...... 1)-Afridi, 2)-Nazir, 3)-Ahmed Shahzad, 4)-Razzak, 5)-Asad Shafiq, 6)-Hafeez, 7)-Kamran Akmal, 8)-Umar Akmal, 9)-Sohail Tanvir, 10)-Yasir Arafat, 11)-Saeed ajmal,,,.... what u guyz say about this? :)

Posted by MasudRUETeee091040 on (July 13, 2012, 6:11 GMT)

Pakistan T-20 World Cup Team: 1.Imran Nazir 2.Mohammad Hafeez 3.Nasir Jamshed/Ahmed Sehjad 4.Kamran akmal5.Umar Akmal 6.Shahid Afridi 7.Hammad Azam 8.Shoaib Malik.9.Saeed Ajmal 10.Umar Gul.11.Mohammad Sami/Sohail Tanvir.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2012, 5:23 GMT)

SHAID AFRIDI(CAPTIN) IMRAN NAZIR UMAR AKMAL KAMRAN AKMAL,RAZZAQ Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Nasir Jamshed, Awais Zia Hammad Azam, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, , Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman,

Posted by DanyaalUddin on (July 13, 2012, 4:04 GMT)

The strongest 15 man sqaud for the T20 WC is: 1-Nazir 2-Jamshed 3-Owais Zia 4-Shehzad 5-K.Akmal 6-Shehzad 7-U.Akmal 8-Afridi 9-Razzak 10-Hafeez 11-Rehman 12-Tanvir 13-Ajmal 14-J.Khan 15-Cheema......6 batsmen, 1 wk/batsman, 3 all-rounders and 5 bowlers (3 fast, 1 medium, 4 spinners)........I Prefer Z.Haider to K.Akmal But he is not other series i would replace razzak with hammad azam, hafeez with shahzaib and cheema with riaz to give them a chance to prove themselves,,,,,,,cannot take risks for the World cup

Posted by omar.choudhary on (July 12, 2012, 23:50 GMT)

This has to be one of Pakistan's strongest T20 sides in recent times. I am certain they will do well in the T20 WC. Best of Luck to the team in the tournament. But I am concerned by the fact that cricket fans in particular from Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad etc) are so annoyed that players from there are not chosen. Guys its based on performance. Many of my friends from Karachi, all admit Khurram Manzoor, Shazeb Hasan, Fawad Alam and Faisal Iqbal are not up to the mark for the national team. However Asad Shafiq and Khalid Latif are quite good players, two for the future too and Mohammad Sami, well lets just say he is Akthar, one day good next day horrible.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 22:47 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 21:57 GMT)

My T20 Squad For World Cup, playing eleven. 1 Imran Nazir 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3Kamran Akmal 4 Asad Shafiq 5 Umer Akmal 6 Hafeez 7 Afridi 8 Ammad Azam 9 Gul 10 Junaid 11 Saeed Ajmal, i know lot of ppl think shafiq should nt be in t20 but he got the ability to play according to the situation. good hitter and rotates the strike as well. 2 Fast bowlers, 1 medium pace allrounder, 2 spin all rounder and one spin bowler. This side can beat any side in any conditions in a t20 match

Posted by Sak-pakifan on (July 12, 2012, 20:11 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 19:58 GMT)

Oh come on how biased how come you guys exclude khalid latif and shahzaib best t20 opening pair for past two years.

Posted by Sak-pakifan on (July 12, 2012, 19:25 GMT)


Posted by zaman123456 on (July 12, 2012, 18:07 GMT)

Did Misbah Ul Haq retired for T20... if not why he's not in the mix....

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

Unfortunately players like Sami, Shoeb Mallik, W.Riaz & A.Rehman are shown in the probables though they are not fit for T20 cricket, And players like Sadaf Hussain, Rahat Ali & Mohd.Talha are not even shown in the probables.

Posted by cricket_expart on (July 12, 2012, 17:18 GMT)

evry one desirve a chance in squad

Posted by demahom.kishaa on (July 12, 2012, 17:10 GMT)

MY 15: 1. I.nazir 2.jamshid 3.hafeez 4.k.akmal(wkt) 5.malik 6.u.akmal 7.afridi(cap) 8.razzaq 9.Tanvir 10.Gul 11.s.ajmal (sahzad ,h.azam, j.khan, anwar ali/rehman)

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 16:19 GMT)

my playing X1 for world t20 is hafeez,imran nazir,ahmad shahzad,kamran akmal,umar akmal,shoaib malik,shahid afridi,razaq,ajmal,gul,junaid khan,

Posted by Jamshed78 on (July 12, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

My 15 Man Squad for T20 World Cup, 1) Hafeez (c) 2) Imran Nazir 3) Kamran Akmal (wk) 4) Asad Shafiq 5) Umar Akmal 6) Shoaib Malik 7) Shahid Afridi 8) Abdul Razzak 9) Sohail Tanvir 10) Gul 11) Ajmal My Reserves 12) Nasir Jamshed 13) Haris Sohail 14) Hammad Azam 15) Junaid Khan should be these 15 for world cup let's see how close squad will be with my squad

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 15:46 GMT)

1.Ahmed Shehzad 2. Nasir Jamshed/Imran Nazir 3. Hafeez 4. Umar Akmal 5. Shoaib Malik 6. Kamran Akmal (wk) 7. Hammad Azam 8. Afridi 9.Gul 10.Ajmal 11. Junaid Khan

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 15:23 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 14:48 GMT)

i hope Ahmed Shahzad get to open the innings along with nasir jamshed

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 13:58 GMT)

my 15 squad will be ,,,1) Hafeez 2) Ahmad Shahzad 3) Imran /Nasir 4) Umer A 5) Asad 6) Malik 7) Afridi 8) Hammad 9) Abdul Razzaq 10) Umer Gul 11) Junaid 12) Sohail T 13) Saeed 14) Abdul Rehman 15) shakil/ Kamran

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:42 GMT)

Let us wait and see what the final 15 or 16 member squad is going to be. Expectations can change drastically as you can expect some surprising inclusions and ommissions.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:40 GMT)

I dont see the merit in the captaincy DISCUSSION. I doesnt matter much as presently there is no-one in the Pakistan squad who can be called a natural leader, though i was dissapointed with Hafeez's leadership in the two T20's in Sri Lanka. Shahid Khan Afridi had done a good job in the World Cup 2011. To me the Important thing is the select the right squad and get the balance right. Have some good attacking batsmen like H.Azam, Awais Zia, N.Jamshed in the squad and give them freedom up the order.

Posted by uzairamir on (July 12, 2012, 13:36 GMT)

pakistan should try these players in australia series to try them out and who doesnt perform good or doesnt get a chance to play should not be allowed in t20 world cup

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:32 GMT)

No point in giving our 11's , though i also made this mistake. Still we need to see who the the 15 or 16 that will make to the fnal squad. I would like to see Shakeel Ansar get ahead of Kamran Akmal though it is unlikely.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:26 GMT)

on second thought i would not mind if Imran Nazir & Awais Zia are played alternatively.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:25 GMT)

I am sure that the team think tank will be tempted to include U.Gul in the team, But let me express my 11 as i would like to see. 1) N.Jamshed 2) M.Hafeez 3) A.Shafiq 4) U.Akmal 5) H.Azam 6) Awais Zia 7) A.Razzaq 8) S.Afridi 9) S.Tanvir 10) S.Ajmal 11) J.Khan.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 13:24 GMT)

Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman,Kamran Akmal- Best 15 - minus the politics in the PCB which eventually gets into the team, they will definetly win the cup, I wish Afridi gets to captain he has made the semi's twice in world cups, will be nice to see him lift the cup but i know hafeez will get it, but given its Pakistan cricket, we can still hope!!

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:15 GMT)

Posted by Aryaŋ Konvicted on (July 12 2012, 12:18 PM GMT) :- how can u forget the latest hero Junaid Khan from your squad ? The rest of the squad is not too bad, Just replace U.Gul with J.Khan AND include Hammad Azam to complete the 11. Also i would like to see Awais Zia get some decent opportunities.

Posted by Sports4Youth on (July 12, 2012, 13:11 GMT)

I am really dissapointed with the decision to include Kamran Akmal in the squad for T20 WC. Once again he will start dropping catches and stumpings by the tons and once again the Pakistani bowlers will be a frustrated lot. It looks like Iqbal Qasim is not liking the imporvement shown by S.Ajamal, J.Khan & A.Rehman. He wants to pull down their careers by placing Kamran behind the stumps. For the last 18 months or so pakistani fans had forgotten the dropped cathes behind th stumps. Now the ghost will haunt them again. I still cannot believe that Qasim has called Kamran a solid Keeper who can bat. . But the good news is that Abdul Razzaq has been named in the sqaud while Misbah has not been named in the sqaud. Y.Khan retired from T20 last month. This momentum should continue into the ODI format as well.

Posted by LovePakistan.2626 on (July 12, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

Well Captain Will be SHAHID AFRIDI.................. GR8 Squard Atlast KAMI IS BACK AUR ALSO RAZZAQ AND IMRAN NAZIR............................. gud Squard

Posted by Sak-pakifan on (July 12, 2012, 12:58 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 12:33 GMT)

Funny to see how Kamran was critisized so much in the beginning and was kicked out of the squad, and now everyone wants him back. Why cant we trust the selection committee and have to force our decisions on them? They know the players available to them and know who is better to be selected.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

my playing XI nazir jamsed hafeez k.akmal s.malik u.akmal afridi razzaq ajmal gul tanvir

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

Why they left Wasim Akram. Sohail Tanvir and Junaid Khan are newbies in Cricket.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 12:09 GMT)

My team for WC will be Mohd Hafeez/Imran Nazeer/Ahmed Shehzad/Asad Shafiq/Shoib Malik/Umer Akmal/Kamran Akmal/Shahid Afridi/Yasir Araft/Hammad Azam/Sohail Tanvir/Umer Gul/Saeed Ajmal/Aizaz Cheema/Junaid Khan

Posted by AmjadZork on (July 12, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

I cant resist but to mention that Afridi should be announced the Captain of T20 & ODI...

Posted by Basit.AB on (July 12, 2012, 11:45 GMT)

World can't beat Pakistan, if this team goes in Ground...

1) Imran Nazir

2) M. Hafeez

3) Asad Shafiq

4) Umar Akmal

5) Shoaib Malik

6) Kamran Akmal

7) Shahid Afridi

8) Abdul Razzaq

9) Umar Gul

10) Saeed Ajmal

11) Junaid Khan

Posted by NaMalik on (July 12, 2012, 11:44 GMT)

YES, finnaly IMRAN NAZIR. Finnaly he might get the chanse agian. Kamran too is greit choice!. I hope now gets selected by captain and coach.

Go with this team PK: 1) Hafeez 2) ImranNazir 3)KamranAkmal 4) Umar Akmal 5)Afridi 6) Misbah 7) Razzaq 8)Tanvir 9)Cheema 10)Gul 11)Ajmal

Posted by Kak-mal_Khan on (July 12, 2012, 11:40 GMT)

Very disappointed in selection committee, how forgiving can you be, even the almighty would have made him sit out and repent for his wicketkeeping sins - was so much hoping that we had seen the last of Kamran Akmal and his goofy antics. Tip to Pakistan management - USE a PROPER wicketkeeper, blood some new young fast and fit allrounders - T20 cricket is about rotating the strike and stealing singles, just as much as blasting fours and sixes!

Posted by vishtej on (July 12, 2012, 11:34 GMT)

Good news this for Ross Taylor !

Posted by satish619chandar on (July 12, 2012, 11:23 GMT)

Imran Nazir and Razzaq are welcome changes.. Especially Razzaq.. Pakistan are lacking their famous finishing in lower order these days.. May be, Razzaq can help there.. And, he still has in him as bowler.. Kamran would be the best bet as a batter who can keep a bit.. Even Umar Akmal is a better keeper than him but his batting will add depth.. My 11 would be: Hafeez, Imran, Shehzad, Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Afridi, Razzaq, Kamran Akmal(Or a fast bowler if Umar keeps wicket), Tanvir, Gul, Ajmal.. They got all bases covered from pace to spin to game setters, game finishers.. As always, they have it in them to become champions, but will they?

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 11:19 GMT)

Wow... Great to see the names of Imran Nazir n Abdul Razzaq in the 30man squad atleast ...! ;) Well Kamran Akmal is fair enough to be chosen for the T20, I'm good with it.

Afridi... what about him that he should work on his batting.. He has played 347 ODI matches in which he has batted 321 times and just scored with an average of 23.48 with 20 innings as a not out...!! What else he wants to get "Experience"...!!

Well I'll be happy if Pakistan go with these players: 1.Hafeez, 2.Imran Nazir, 3.Ahmed Shahzad, 4.Umar Akmal, 5.Shoaib Malik, 6.Afridi, 7.Razzaq, 8.Kamran Akmal, 9.Saeed Ajmal, 10.Sohail Tanvir, 11.Junaid Khan.

And the rest of the players: (Asad Shafiq), (Hammad Azam), (Sami / Yasir Arafat), (Abdur Rehman), (Shahzaib Hasan). Sami because he has pace, Arafat because he has alot of experience, I'm so confused here. Another thing is that i don't think so that PCB is going to drop Umar Gul for this event, it's sad to me because he's not performing at all. All the Best PAKISTAN.

Posted by DaDaL0G on (July 12, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

Where is Ramiz Raja Jr ????

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 10:20 GMT)

Can't you give a chance for Mohamed Amir??I'm a sri lankan fan but i like the way he bowl.

Posted by Komail_Haider on (July 12, 2012, 10:10 GMT)

Muhammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Abdur Razzaq, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan/Anwar Ali.

That is what the squad should be!!

Posted by X.2. on (July 12, 2012, 10:03 GMT)

kamran akmal , imran nazir, umar akmal, asad shafiq, muhammad hafeez,shoaid malik, abdul razzak/ hammad azam, shahid afridi, sohail tanvir, saeed ajmal, umar gul

Posted by Taz786 on (July 12, 2012, 10:01 GMT)

My Playing 11 would be...

Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal

The 4 Reserves would be...

Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Aizaz Cheema and Abdur Rehman

If they pick this 15 man squad, they will lift the trophy. In Sha Allah

Posted by FAnon on (July 12, 2012, 9:23 GMT)

Why dont they just go ahead and select Kaneira and Asif and Amir etc etc, as well. Talk about giving a cat nine lives. Will cricket ever rid itself of this blight, does it have the will to?

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 9:20 GMT)

The squad should be:

1) Ahmed Shehzad/Nasir Jamshed 2) Imran Nazir 3) Umar Akmal 4) Mohammad Hafeez (c) 5) Shoaib Malik 6) Kamran Akmal (wk) 7) Shahid Afridi 8) Abdul Razzaq 9) Umar Gul 10) Saeed Ajmal 11) Junaid Khan

Posted by Gunners2026 on (July 12, 2012, 9:09 GMT)

yr putting sami into the team will be a big chawali

Posted by Saad.Navaid on (July 12, 2012, 8:42 GMT)

Imran Nazir and Ahmed Shehzad are very similar batsmen and with hafeez the captain it will be really hard to choose the 2nd opener between them although i would prefer Shehzad, and if kamran is to play as an opener then it will be really hard to pick one. but if kamran has to play as a wicket keeper lower down the order than the team combination will have to undergo major changes... pretty hard job for the selectors to pick he right combination. but lets hope for the best and wish the best of luck. May Allah grant Pakistan victory in this series and many more to follow...(Aameen) i would go with Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Khalid Latif, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam/Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz/Junaid Khan/Aizaz Cheema, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Kamran Akmal.

I would prefer junaid over aizaz & wahab and hammad over razzaq...

Posted by rydberg on (July 12, 2012, 8:39 GMT)

what about farhat and taufeeq

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

M.Hafeez . Imran nazir . Nasir Jamshed . U AKMAL . Ahmed Shezad . Shahid Afridi , Abdul Razza . Shakeel Ansar . Sohail Tanvir . Saeed Ajmal . Umar Gul.... (Hamad Azam) ( Kamran Akmal )( Shoaib Malik) (muhammad sami )

Posted by Ajronald on (July 12, 2012, 8:04 GMT)

Why can't Kamran accept another Akmal? Why can't Pakistan have a keeper other than the Akmals? Confusing story ...

Posted by vakeel on (July 12, 2012, 8:04 GMT)

Nice to see IMRAN NAZIR in T20 provisional squad. Kindly give him a little more chance. Surely he will make place in T20 as well as ODI..

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 7:59 GMT)

WORLD CUP T20 2012 Team Pakistan 1.Mohammad Hafeez (captain) 2.Imran Nazir 3.Khalid Latifl 4.Umar Akmal 5.Shoaib Malik 6.Shahid Afridi (voice captain) 7.Kamran Akmal (wicket kiper) 8.Sohail Tanvir 9.Mohammad Sami 10.Saeed Ajmal 11.Wahab Riaz insallah PAKISTAN will win the second T20 WORDCUP My best pakistan team

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 7:56 GMT)

Looking forward to adding a few more clips to Drop It Like It's Hot ft. Kamran Akmal.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 7:53 GMT)

My 15-man squad for T20s: OPENING BATSMEN: 1> Imran Nazir 2> Ahmed Shahzad 3± Awais Zia

MIDDLE-ORDER BATSMEN: 4> Umar Akmal 5> Asad Shafiq 6± Nasir Jamshaid

ALL ROUNDERS: 7> Shahid Khan Afridi 8> Mohammad Hafeez 9± Hammad Azam

WICKET-KEEPER: 10> Kamran Akmal

BOWLERS: 11> Sohail Tanvir 12> Junaid Khan 13> Anwar Ali 14> Saeed Ajmal 15± Umer Gul

Posted by Napster-04 on (July 12, 2012, 7:41 GMT)

All the players have got the ability to win matches for us. I must say best squad selection by far. Best of luck to team Pakistan. Hopes are very high for getting our tittle back.

Posted by ic0n on (July 12, 2012, 7:08 GMT)

1) hafeez2) nazir/ nasir jamshed 3)ahmed shehzad 4) umer akmal 5) shoaib malik 6) afridi 7) hammad/Razzaq 8) Kamran 9) sohail tanvir/ muhammad sami 10) umar gull 11) saaed ajmal last 16 would be yasir arafat :)

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 6:58 GMT)

People really have very short memory. Now all the fans want kamran akmal in the team, he drop soo many catches from 2006-2011, Pak lost a lot of matches due to it. Fans were abusing him during 2011 WC, now everyone wants him back. Short term memory these Pakistani fans have.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 6:57 GMT)

1. Hafeez 2. Nazir 3. A. Shehzad 4. S. Malik 5. U. Akmal 6. K. Akmal + 7. S. Afridi * 8. A. Razzak 9. S. Tanvir 10. U. Gul 11. S. Ajmal

Posted by zaf100 on (July 12, 2012, 6:35 GMT)

First of all well done to selectors for selecting best 20/20 players and now the headache of selecting best 15 or 16 for the final team. My selection will be 1. Imran Nazir, 2. Muhammad Hafeez, 3. Umer Akmal, 4. Ahmed Shezad, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6. Kamran Akmal, 7. Shahid Afridi, 8. Abdul Razzak, 9. Sohail Tanvir, 10. Wahab Riaz, 11. Saeed Ajmal. 12. Awais Zia, 13. Umar Gul, 14.Nasir Jamshed, 15. Abdul Rehman. 16. Hamad Azam. Good luck selectors and hope you select game changing players capable of winning the 20/20 world cup.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 6:28 GMT)

1.Hafeez 2.imran nazir 3.K AKMAL 4.S MALIK 5.U AKMAL 6.S AFRIDI


Posted by AmjadZork on (July 12, 2012, 6:13 GMT)

Picking the playing Xi is really difficult here. But mine would be 1) Imran Nazir 2) Ahmed Shehzad 3) Hafeez 4) Asad Shafiq 5) Umar Akmal 6) Kamran Akmal 7) Afridi 8) A Razzaq 9) Saeed Ajmal 10) Gul 11) Sohail Tanvir

Posted by khurramsch on (July 12, 2012, 6:03 GMT)

1- imran 2- shehzad/naisr 3- kamran 4- umar akmal 5- hafeez 6 - malik 7- razaq/hammad 8- afridi 9 sohail 10 ajmal 11- gul/junaid

Posted by anver777 on (July 12, 2012, 6:03 GMT)

Nice to see Pak have recalled three T20 specialists for WT20.......... they're highly explosive batsmen in this format & on their day, can change the complexion of the game any time !!!!!

Posted by ALEEEY on (July 12, 2012, 5:59 GMT)

I would take 1. Mohammad Hafeez 2. Ahmed Shahzad 3. Umer Akmal 4. Malik 5. Afridi 6. Kamran Akmal 7. Razzaq 8. Saeed ajmal 9. Imran nazir 10. Gul 11.Sohail tanvir 12. Asad shafique 13.Sami 14.Junaid Khan 15. Harris Sohail 16. Raza Hassan which i think is the best possible combination amongst the available players. Imran Nazir to have a one last go Hammad Azam is not international standard so id rather take Razzaq as he can be a match winner any day, Shahzeb, Kahlid Lateef, Awais Zia, Shakeel Anser, Anwar Ali pls stick to domestic cric and the rest might get a chance here n there.................

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 5:38 GMT)

This has to be the best news ever!! For every other nation that is. While the poor hapless Kamran can hit the ball around a bit, I wouldn't let him keep wicket in game of garden cricket.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 5:04 GMT)

My Team Imran Nazir , Ahmed Shazad, Muhammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed,Shoaib Malik, Umer Akmal,Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi,Sohail Tanveer,Umer Gul, Saeed Ajmal

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 4:23 GMT)

Solid team selection! This is the team that I wanted.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 3:19 GMT)

1.nasir 2.nazir 3.kamran 4.umer 5.hafeez 6.afridi 7.razzaq 8.malik 9.tanvir 10.gul 11.ajmal

i'm sure dis line up will thrash all teams but if kamran should play as batsman only and umer as keeper:D In this line up 3 specialist spinners and 3 fast bowlers and malik a part tym option. its non stop quality hitting combination coz its just 20 ovr game n if 11 guyz cant complete just 20 ovr hitting den they dont deserve t20 format.

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 3:18 GMT)

On recent form, my squad would be:

1 Hafeez 2 Ahmed Shehzad 3 Nazir/ Shahzaib 4 U Akmal 5 Asad Shafiq 6 K Akmal (absolutely LAST chance) 7 Hammad 8 Afridi 9 Sohail Tanvir 10 Ajmal 11 Abdur Rehman 12 Gul 13 Junaid Khan 14 Haris Sohail 15 Yasir Arafat/ Sami

Don't think they can keep Sami out and most likely Shoaib Malik will somehow find his way in there as well!!!

Posted by omairhr on (July 12, 2012, 2:46 GMT)

"solid wicketkeeper" LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 2:32 GMT)

It should be good idea to return the littleman to wicket keeping. To best of knowledge, he came in as good wicketkeeper before a formidable batter in different positions. Much like batting, wicket keeping can become a pressure cooker few mistakes here and there. Alternative is also to train his younger brother for a permanent wicketkeeping role while he also good batter in both forms of this game. The third, Adnan is short on batting. ........

Posted by   on (July 12, 2012, 2:23 GMT)

Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Kamran Akmal, Hammad Azam, Abdul Razzaq. Thus is a perfect 16 man squad. Junaid Khan probably misses because he is not regular part in T20s. Wahab deserves a chance because he has good pace and can hit block holes with swinging deliveries. He can bat also. Sami on other hand can leak lots of runs as we saw against Srilanka. Playing 11 will be a difficult task to pick. Mine would be: 1. Hafeez 2. Nazir/ Shahzad 3. Asad Shafiq 4. Umar Akmal 5. Malik 6. Kamran akmal 7. Abdur Razzaq/ Azam 8. Afridi 9.Wahab Riaz/Tanvir 10. Umar Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal

Posted by cricketfanlongtime on (July 12, 2012, 0:23 GMT)

pakistan can win this t-20 worldcup if they have players exactly players line up like this

1.muhammad hafeez. 2. nasir jasmshed 3. ahmad shahzad 4. imran nazir 5. umar akmal 6. kamran akmal. 7. shahid afridi 8. abdul razzaq 9. sohail tanvir 10. umar gul 11. saeed ajmal

Posted by aqibfidamughal on (July 11, 2012, 23:53 GMT)

dear friends we don't lack anything in the squad..we have hard hitters , we have champion bowlers and fielders....what we need is solid captain both mentally and performance wise....hafeez is lacking both the qualities....apart from one bad performance from misbah, he has got a good record in t20...moreover he is mature and solid the race of efficiency hafeez would do something real silly,my gut feeling is saying so...lets hope for the best...pakistan zindabaad

Posted by gunnerr4life on (July 11, 2012, 23:47 GMT)

shahzaib hasan and imran nazir should open for pak with khalid latif as no.3 ... my line up would be : Shahzaib hasan , imran nazir , khalid latif , asad shafiq , umar akmal , shahid afridi ( Captain ) , sarfaraz ahmed , mohd. sami , umar gul , saeed ajmal and amwar ali / raza hasan /yasir arafat . Inclusion of kamran akmal would cause disturbance in the dressing room , otherwise there is no doubt that he is a very good batsman ...

Posted by pak78 on (July 11, 2012, 22:28 GMT)

please please bring back imran nazir for the world t20 squad.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 22:13 GMT)

Why is there no name of RANA NAVED-UL-HASAN ?? He has been performing consistently in County for years now, and was the best bowler in Big Bash, and a very handy batsman with 5 centuries and many fifties under his name

Posted by vrn59 on (July 11, 2012, 22:08 GMT)

Although it can be argued that he is too old, I feel that Misbah-ul-Haq at least deserves a place in the 30-man squad.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 21:42 GMT)

Well, Its a good mx of boys in 30 man squad........I would like to request to selectors that PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE............give the chance to most awaited player and he is centrally contracted for two years in a row......His name is SHARJEEL KHAN..............a blistering opening batsman.......SHARJEEL KHAN has a electrifying record in T20's in domestic since three years and he is the one who made Pakistan win in Hong KOng Super Sixes last year under the captaincy of Abul Razzak.......He is the right choice..............Please give him the chance first against Australia in UAE in T20's at least and if he proves the point then take him to World Cup otherwise simply get him out of the scene...Simple and straight.........But at least please please give a chance to the most dashing batsman SHARJEEL KHAN..........

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 21:34 GMT)

Solid squad of players..

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 20:54 GMT)

1)Hafeez 2) Ahmed 3)Nasir 4)Umar 5)Asad (some one who can handle the suitation if our batting line up fails again) 6)Afridi 7)Kamran 8)Razaq/Azam 9)Tanvir/Junaid 10)Gul/Sami 11) Ajmal To be honest i feel imran nazir is just over-rated bkz of his hard hitting no1 knows his avg :) he sucks to the core he can hit runs only in BPL bkz there is no quality bowlers :/ and always fails in faysal bank

Posted by Mr.Shani on (July 11, 2012, 20:22 GMT)

I agree that Pak does not have any WK at this moment who can bat so Kamran is the only & best option. Although he is not solid behind the stumps but he can cover his keeping faults with his bat in this short format. My best squad for WT20 is: 1) A Shehzad 2) I Nazir 3) K Akmal 4) U Akmal 5) M Hafeez 6) S Afridi 7) S Malik 8) A Razzaq 9) S Tanvir 10) U Gul 11) S Ajmal. Bench Players: H Azam, N Jamshed, A Shafiq, A Cheema & W Riaz.

Posted by haquetalha on (July 11, 2012, 20:11 GMT)

Hi Guys! Kamran akmal should not be included in the squad. He deliberately and intentionallly made a mistake in the past. He is not good at all behind the wickets. He missed so many oppurtunities when Pakistan was playing against Australia test series, dropped so many catches in the World Cup, he dropped many catches against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in previous tour or in 2009 or 2008. He never gave good response to his captain Muhammad Yousuf in Australia. He finished many of his teammates career. He did not make responsible innings in World Cup. It does not matter he was being cleared by PCB integrity but he has strong relationship with match fixers like Waseem Akram had with them. Indian bookies and their board de stabilizing Pakistani Cricket. Why Sri Lanka tour was scheduled this time when Monsoon happens all the time in SL? Why DRS was not used? Why elite Umpires were making mistakes & wrong decisions against Pakistan? It is not ICC it is Indian Cricket Council.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 20:01 GMT)

None of the alternate wicket keepers (ansar, Kamran's own brother and the karachi wala guy). How can you judge any one ability so quickly. Further we are in the habit of just forgetting everything. Boycott has once said that his mother in law can be better wicket keeper then Kamran Akmal. we are still repeating the same mistake.

Posted by PakPacer on (July 11, 2012, 19:48 GMT)

My lineup would be : Jamshed, Nazir, Asad, Hafeez, Akmal,Sarfaraz, Afridi, Razzaq, Gul, Ajmal, Tanvir.

This is the most balanced lineup we can have, you got Jamshed and Nazir who can play strokes all around, Asad as an anchor in case wickets start falling early, then Hafeez and Akmal to accelerate the innings again, with Sarfaraz to balance the innings again in case we lose quick wickets again b'c we always do, following by Afridi and Razzaq to hit big and then the tail. Also this lineup has 6 bowlers so plenty of options.

Posted by jabrankundi on (July 11, 2012, 19:28 GMT)

With Malik and Kamran Akmal in the team, we will surely have the disciplinary and attitude problems creep back in. And have we forgotten the Sydney test where Kamran apparently didn't run watson out? This guy will ruin the team...

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 19:23 GMT)

My team would be:

1.Hafeez 2 Imran Nazir 3.Ahmad Shahzad 4.Shoaib Malik 5.Umar akmal 6.Kamran Akmal 7.Shahid afridi 8.Abdul Razzaq 9.Sohail Tanvir 10.Umar Gul 11.Saeed Ajmal

I think this is potentially a world cup winning squad because our top 3 can take their chances since we have so much adequate backup and our batting goes all the way down to number 9 with sohail tanvir. Balling is solid too with 2 fast bowlers Gul and Tanvir + 2 specialist spinners Ajmal and Afridi + 3 good bowlers with Hafeez being the best then Malik and Abdul Razzaq following.

Posted by waseemkiyani on (July 11, 2012, 19:10 GMT)

A good decission to include imran nazir and Abdur razzaq, also to mention kamran akmal has remained a very mischevious figure but @ d moment no better alternative is available which is a dilemma for the nation. But the team comprising 1) Imaran nazir, 2) Hafeez, 3) Umar akmal, 4) Asad shafiq, 5) Afridi 6) Kamran akmal 7) Umar gul 8) Saeed ajmal 9) A Razzaq 10) Awais Zia 11) Junaid khan, should be an ideal of the lot available.

Posted by davidatlas999 on (July 11, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

please please don't add Abdur Rehman in final 16.because he is not have any place in final 11 what ever plz in place of abdur rehman select any pacer in 16.please we can't select in 11 5 spinners.

Posted by Crazy4cricket40 on (July 11, 2012, 18:34 GMT)

Azhar Mammood should have been clled up too. recently he has been really doing goog. 11 should be from the 30 selected. 1)nazir, 2)kamran, 3) ahmed sahezad/jamshed 4)hafeez, 5)umar akmal, 6)shafiq/malik, 7)afridi, 8)razzaq, 9)gul, 10) ajmal, 11) junaid/tanveer. these r 14. 15) hammad/arafat 16) riaz. i personally would like to add misbah and mahmood too. misbah always gives solidity to middle order speccially when top order flops the only problem with hi m is sometime he does strange things

Posted by HishamRasheed on (July 11, 2012, 18:18 GMT)

My perfect team would be: 1. Nasir Jamshed / Ahmed Shahzad, 2. Imran Nazir, 3. Mohammad Hafeez, 4. Umar Akmal, 5. Shoaib Malik / Asad Shafiq, 6. Kamran Akmal, 7. Shahid Afridi, 8. Abdul Razzaq, 9. Sohail Tanvir, 10. Umar Gul, 11. Saeed Ajmal.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 18:15 GMT)

please dump these biggest losers of ckt , i,e KAMRAN AKMAL AND SHOIB MALIK ....kick them away ...

Posted by skalam on (July 11, 2012, 18:15 GMT)

Aha ! Thats nice Selection Pakistan ! My Best 11 anytime will be 1)Imran Nazir 2)Mohammad Hafeez 3)Abdul Razzaq 4)Asad Shafiq 5)Umar Akmal 6)Shoaib Malik 7)Shahid Afridi 8)Kamran Akmal 9)Umar Gul/Hammad Azam 10)Saeed Ajmal 11)Junaid Khan/ Aizaz Cheema.

So this is best possible Great Line-up from my End with Wherein 9 Players Can Bat *Exp Gul* Wherein 7 Players Can Bowl Wherein 8 Players Are good Fielder

Take this On Ground N Beat Other"s ! Watch out For Hammad and Nazir !

Posted by Muhtasim13 on (July 11, 2012, 18:00 GMT)

its sad but true that Kamran Akmal is the best wicketkeeper-bastman Pakistan has at the moment. I haven't seen Kamran play for a while now, so I hope that his keeping skills have improved. Best of luck

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 17:58 GMT)

in place of Misbah or Asad u can also adjust hafeez in the final lineup coz he might be handy as a attack boowler

Posted by 14.08.1947 on (July 11, 2012, 17:57 GMT)

1. Shahzaib Hasan 2. Shezad Ahmed 3. Shahid Afridi* 4. Umar Akmal 5. Haris Sohail 6. Abdul Razzaq 7. Shaqeel Ansar+ 8. Umar Gul 9. Sohail Tanvir 10.Yasir Arafat 11.Saeed Ajmal ; 12. Awais Zia 13. Sharjeel Khan 14. Anwar Ali 15. Raza Hassan.........Bowling Coach for the WC'12 preperation?? Wasim Akram!!

Posted by fatherofcricket on (July 11, 2012, 17:54 GMT)

1.Imran Nazir 2.Kamran Akmal.(Openers) 3.Nazir Jamshad 4. Misbah, 5.Shoaib Malik 6.U.Akmal. 7.Afridi. 8.Tanvir. 9.Umar Gul 10.Saeed AJMAL 11.Aizaz Cheema

This team can bring the WCT20 TO PAKISTAN.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 17:53 GMT)

(1) Nasir Jamshed/Kamran Akmal.(2) Imran Nazir (3) Abdul Razzaq. (4)Shahid Afridi. (5) Umar Akmal. (6) Shoaib Malik (capt). (7) Misbah ul Haq/ Asad Shafeeq. (8) Hammad Azam. (9) Sohail Tanveer. (10) Saeed Ajmal. (11) Junaid Khan/ Aizaz Cheema.

surely will win the world cup INSHALLAH by the mentioned team

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 17:53 GMT)

@syed imran abbas.........i am totaly agree with your PLAYING XI.......this is best for Pak

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 17:48 GMT)

BST 11 A shazad,I nazir,m hafeez,u akmal,s malik,k akmal,s afridi,a razzaq,s tanvir,u gul,s ajmal

Posted by 14.08.1947 on (July 11, 2012, 17:47 GMT)

I dont know why everybody is happy to have KAMRAN AKMAL alias DROP KING back in the SELECTION OPTION...Guys did you forget, that he drooped valuable catches for Pakistan....ANd his behaviour on and off the field is a shame!!!In Past pakistan had GENTLEMEN Players in the Team (Imran Khan, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas etc.)..And now players like Kamran who has a bad influence on Umar Akmal, which is very talented....We should forget players like Asif, BUTT, Amir, KAMRAN, IMRAN NAZIR,Shoaib MALIK,FAISAL Iqbal. We need to integrate the U19 players step by step into the National Squad or other HUMBLE and SOBER Players!!!! Iam very disappointed by the TEAM SELECTION Comitee and Mr. Zaka Ashraf....

Posted by applethief on (July 11, 2012, 17:26 GMT)

Pakistan cricket: 1 step forwards, 2 steps back. Razzaq is the only sensible inclusion - it's a big tournament, you should go with your best players, not with one eye on the future

Posted by vampire.25 on (July 11, 2012, 17:24 GMT)

i think it should be

imran nazir shahid afridi kamran akmal umar akmal shoaib malik hafeez abdul razzaq hammad azam sohail tanvir saeed ajmal umar gul/junaid khan

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 17:03 GMT)

My XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir,Kamran Akmal,Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat, Junaid Khan ,Saeed Ajmal,

Posted by s.a.91 on (July 11, 2012, 17:01 GMT)

1- Mohammed Hafeez, 2- Imran Nazir, 3- Ahmed Shehzad, 4- Umar Akmal, 5- Shoaib Malik/Abdul Razzaq, 6- Shahid Afridi, 7- Kamran Akmal, 8- Umar Gul, 9- Junaid Khan, 10- Saeed Ajmal, 11- Abdur Rehman. Sohail Tanvir, Hammad Azam and Asad Shafiq could also be there. If we have that playing XI, then we have 4 spinners, 3 seamers (with Abdul Razzaq in place of Malik) and 7 batsmen. It would be awesome!

Posted by John-Price on (July 11, 2012, 17:00 GMT)

He's certainly a solid wicket keeper - that's why everything bounces off him.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:58 GMT)

Hafeez has been opening for a long time for Pakistan; he can't play at No.5 or 6 now he'll take a long time to adjust and probably fail often. We don't have any genuine 3 down now, but a lot of potential openers so either of those guys will have to come down the order. By the looks of it we now have a lot of Power Hitters in the team after such a long time; which is good news! Umar Gul has to spear head the pace attack with good support from the likes of Sohail Tanveer and Aizaz Cheema. Junaid Khan is in with an x-factor. Saeed Ajmal and Afridi will round up the middle spin overs thats why Hafeez needs to be there as a third spinner option. Tough choices....

My team is batting-centric with a good pace attack complemented by world-class spin: 1. Imran Nazir/Hafeez, 2. Nasir Jamshed, 3. Ahmed Shehzad, 4. Asad Shafiq, 5. Umar Akmal, 6. Abdul Razzaq, 7. Shahid Afridi, 8. Sohail Tanveer, 9. Umar Gul, 10. Saeed Ajmal, 11. Junaid Khan

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:52 GMT)

Nice Selection! Because of his batting abilities,Kamran Akmal is the best available option to keep wickets in T20s . And this playing XI would be great, Nazir, Kamran, Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shafiq, Malik,Afridi,Razzaq, Ajmal, Gul,Junaid, 8 batsmen + 3 Pacers + 4 Spinners

Posted by naveed_allam on (July 11, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

1-Imran Nazir 2-Abdul Razzaq 3-Umar Akmal 4-Shahid Afridi 5-Kamran Akmal 6-Asad Shafiq 7-Mohammad Hafiz 8-Sohail Tanveer 9-Umar Gul 10-Saeed Ajmal 11-Aizaz Cheema/Yasir Arafat/Junaid Khan

Posted by Baber_Baloch on (July 11, 2012, 16:48 GMT)

welcome back,,now team power is coool. good luck ,,plez play for pakistan

Posted by Classy.Nerd on (July 11, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

It doesnt matter to me who plays in the Final XI..What matters is PCB has Finally Opted for EXPERIENCE over YOUNG TALENT for this World Cup. Good Job Selectors. Alot of Big names in 30 man squad, it's gonna b irking to select 15 guys from this lot! Pakistan Zindabad..

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:34 GMT)

Imran Nazir is really a choice fo T20, Kamran returns back really strength the team. i believe if they can give the chance to Amir will be an advantage in bowling strength. BOOM Boom will change the game any time to his side. i believe the umar akmal should be concentract Positively and i am sure he can do best this time.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:30 GMT)

Pakistan must take a chance from Afridi's batting, so he must be the opener, There are high chances he can score fast runss during powerplay,

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:24 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:24 GMT)

1) Imran nazir 2) Hafeez 3) umer akmal 4) Afridi 5) umar gul 6) saeed ajmal 7) sohail tanvir 8) Kamran akmal 9) abdul razzak 10) Awais 11) Nasir 12)shahzeb 13) abdul Rahman 14) Hammad azam 15) asad shafique 16) Junaid

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 16:19 GMT)

MY best playing eleven will be : 1. AHMED SHAHZAD 2.IMRAN NAZIR 3 . Kamran Akmal 4. Umar Akmal 5. Shoaib Malik 6. Shahid Afridi 7.Hammad Azam 8. Sohail Tanvir 9. Junaid Khan 10. Umar Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal


Posted by Syed_imran_abbas on (July 11, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

Very good decesion. no doubt we have not find any replacement of kamran akmal. Razzaq is going to be very handy in srilankan conditions as i saw other medium pacers like kulsekara and perara doing very well. and we need a fire power on top from nazir and he can save 10 to 15 runs in 20 over game by his feilding. my t20 team would be... (1) Imran nazir (2) Ahmad shazad/ Nasir jamshed (3) Hafeez (4) Umer Akmal (5) Malik (6) Afridi (7) Kamran Akmal (8) Razzaq (9) Sohail tanvir/ sami (10) Gul (11) Saeed ajmal/ Rehamn... this is a dynamite team.

Posted by likeintcricket on (July 11, 2012, 16:11 GMT)

Any team without Misbah is silly. He is the only world class player in Pak 11.

Posted by ashikcool on (July 11, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

Wow Nice to hear razzaq and nazir and kami is back.So squad for the t20 world cup would be 1.Shehzad 2. Nazir.3.Jamshed.4.Kamran.5.Zia.6.Hafeez.7.U Akmal.8.Malik.9.Azam.10.Afridi.11.Gul.12.tanveer.13 sami.14.Ajmal.15.Junaid Khan.... and my playing 11 would be 1.Nazir.2.Shehzad.3.Kami.4.U akmal.5.Hafeez.6 Malik.7.Boom Boom.8.Razzaq.9.tanveer.10.ajmal.11.gul. So we have 2 fast bowlers, one medium pacer and 4 spinners in my playing 11

and depent on match situation hafeez can move razzaq and afridi up the order

Posted by LeftBrain on (July 11, 2012, 16:07 GMT)

Oh God, please make Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat disappear forever............ WHy do we travel backwards all the time. kamran has cost Pakistan enough already, no matter what he does for the rest of his life can make up for shame and disgust and pain he brought o Pakistan through is thirdclass keeping

Posted by ahmad.gorsi on (July 11, 2012, 16:05 GMT)

my selection is... 1.Imran Nazir (Opening batsman) 2.Muhammad Hafeez(Allrounder) 3.Shahid Afridi(Allrounder) 4.Hammad Azam(Alrounder) 5.Kamran Akmal(wicket keeper batsman) 6.Umar Akmal(Right hand middle order batsman) 7.Abdul Razzaq(All Rounder) 8.Saeed Ajmal(Right arm off break) 9.Umar Gul(Right arm fast) 10.Muhammad Sami(Right arm fast) 11.Asad Shafique(Right hand middle order batsman) 12.Sohail Tanvir(Left arm fast medium) 13.Abdul Rehman(left arm spin) 14.Nasir Jamshed(Opening batsman) i dont think so v need shoaib malik becoz hammad azam is good enough than shoaib malik becoz some pitches in sri lanka like pallekeli supports the medium fast bowler and he can hit the ball long way we had seen shoaib malik struggle against srilanka on to hit the ball out of the park at the slog overs when he was batting with afridi although shoaib malik was quiet settle that time with over 30 runs he seems very weak against slow deleviries bowled by sri lankan bowlers .

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

1:Imran Nazir 2:Kamran Akmal 3:Muhammad Hafeez 4:Umar Akmal 5:Asad Shafiq 6:Shahid Afridi 7:Shoaib Malik 8:Abdul Razzaq 9:Umar Gul 10:Saeed Ajmal 11:Junaid Khan 12:Abdur Rehman 13:Shakeel Ansar 14:Muhammad Sami 15:Sohail Tanvir

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 15:41 GMT)

my 11: shezad and nazeer (openers),umer akmal,shoaib malik and asad shafiq (middle order) AFRIDI and RAZZAQ(all-rounders) sami,gul and tanvir (fast bowlers) ajmal(spinner)!!!!!! or u can replace shezad with hafeez and tanvir with junaid aur wahab!!!!! but tanvir has done well in odi's!!!!!! the best thing will be to wait for slpl and then announce the squad!!!! so that we would know hu is good in srilankan conditions!!!!!!

Posted by Hasan999 on (July 11, 2012, 15:34 GMT)

Why are you all adding Shoaib MALIK in the team/squad for T20 ??????

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 15:29 GMT)

It seems like all these old dogs did use BPL and Dhaka league to get back into competitive cricket... Akmal, Shohail Tanveer, Sami, Imran Nazir etc. all revived their career playing in Bangladesh. But for T20, its a wide open team even for Bangladesh because Shehzad, Jamsheed like players can really contribute as much..

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

My team ( 11 players ): Mohommad Hafeez, Ahmed Shezad , Kamran Akmal , Umar AKMAL ,Asah Shafeq , Shahid Afridi , Abdul razaq , Saeeed Ajmal , Abdur Rehman , Umer Gull

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 15:19 GMT)

8 openers in squad of 30, wow!

Posted by Suliman_Paracha on (July 11, 2012, 15:18 GMT)

Good selection of players by PCB this time mix of experience and some new blood...but for me the best t20 dream for Pakistan would be 1.Imran Nazir 2.Awais Zia 3. Hafeez 4.Umar Akmal 5. Shoaib Malik 6.Afridi 7.Razzak 8.Kamran Akmal/Shakeel Ansar 9.Umar Gul 10.Junaid Khan/Sohail Tanvir 11.Saeed Ajmal............. I want hafeez to be one down because since he became the capitan pressure to perform well on the top is doubled on if imraz nazir and awais zia will open and give good start on top which they are fully capable of there will be less pressure on hafeez ultimately. in middle order umar akmal can socre fast and shoaib can safe the wickets..........Later on we got big guns like afridi,razzak and kamran..........i hope coach and captain should think right tim for the team selection................Best of Luck team grean

Posted by pkcricfan101 on (July 11, 2012, 15:08 GMT)

Pak has a very long tail that is why they dont do as well as they should. Five man tail including Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Mohamamd Sami, Saed Ajmal. Gone are the days Shahid Afridi was considered an all rounder, he bats well 1 in 10 games. On top of that they have a wicket keeper that cant bat (shakeel anser/ sarfraz ahmed). Kamran Akmal is desperately needed as a wicket keeper batsman. Also Abdul Razzaq should replace Moahmmad Sami because he wont leak as many runs as him and can score runs down the order. 1)Kamran Akmal (wk) 2)Imran Nazir 3)Asad Shafiq 4)Umar Akmal 5)Shoaib Malik 6)Hafeez (c) 7)Shahid Afridi 8)Abdul Razzaq 9)Sohail Tanvir 10)Umar Gul 11)Saed Ajmal

Posted by Mafzaal23 on (July 11, 2012, 15:07 GMT)

Ok guys heres my team and im sure u guys will agree im trying to balance with bowling batting and performence 1) I.nazir 2) A. Shahzad 3) M Hafeez 4) A.shafiq 5) U.Akmal (wk) 6) S.Afridi 7) H.Azam 8) A Razzaq 9) S.Tanvir / U.Gul 10) S.Ajmal 11) J.Khan Back up 1) awais shah 2) kamran akmal 3) Yasir Arafat 4) wahab riaz / anwar ali

Wat u think guys

Posted by umairasgharbutt on (July 11, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

best ix nazir, ahmed, hafeez, kamran, shafiq,umar akmal, afridi, razzaq, sohail, gul, ajmal.. we goona surely win t20 wc in sl

Posted by Riz000 on (July 11, 2012, 14:56 GMT)

Why da hellllll are every one are so keen on MOHMAAD HAFEEZ???? wat has he done so special plz plz explain u people i dnt understand suportes of mohmaad hafeez we shld be happy Razzaq and imran nazir are in plz get rid of hafeez he is no whr near a batsman

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

I think yasir arafat must be in playing 11.whenever he got chance he performed proving that he is better all rounder..........................

Posted by NicoD on (July 11, 2012, 14:47 GMT)

Unbelievable. And how is it that Fawad Alam is not among the top 30 cricketers in Pakistan?

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

a perfectly dream team weldone selectors finally you are getting sincere with the pakistanination and same like wicb u have picked your best now i hope you select the best 16 as wellthat must be

hafeez, imran nazir, karmaan, ahmed, nasir, malik, afridi, razzak, umer, ajmal, rehman, junaid, gul, haris, anwer ali and sohail tanveer

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

Good to see Razzak back. Please leave out SAMI ...we can do without him, he is the most expensive bowler in the world in any form of game

Posted by myaqoob on (July 11, 2012, 14:19 GMT)

Kamran Akmal Imran Nazir Abdul Razack Shahid Afridi Mohd Hafeez Umer Akmal Asad Shafiq Shaoiab Malik Umer Gul Mohd Sami Wahab Raiz Saeed Ajmal Anwar Ali

Posted by axe_hay on (July 11, 2012, 14:17 GMT)

Where is FAWAD ALAM ??? Have the selectors forgotten him ?? Players like Ahmed Shahzad, Khalid Latif,Asad Shafiq,Shoaib Malik are not T20 players and have flopped in T20.Also we need some experience hence AZHAR MAHMOOD should be recalled. He has so much on T20 experience in England. If Razzaq has been recalled then Azhar Mahmood should have deserved a call up.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 14:15 GMT)

My xl: 1.Imran nazir. 2.Ahmed sehzad. 3.Mohammad hafiz. 4.Kamran akmal. 5.Umar akmal. 6.Asad safiq. 7.Shahid afridi. 8.Abdul razzaq. 9.Shoail tanvir. 10.Umar gul. 11.Saeed ajmal. should be world champion

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 14:11 GMT)

my own playing 11.....hafeez imran nazir ahmad shehzad kamran akmal umar akmal asad shafiq shahid afridi abdul razzaq umar gul saeed ajmal junaid khan...

Posted by Stark62 on (July 11, 2012, 14:02 GMT)

It's simple!!

Play Kamran as a pure batsmen and have Umar behind the stumps.

No need for Malik or Shafiq.

The playing 11 should be: Imran, Shezhad, Jamshed, Umar (wkt), Hafeez, Kamran, Razzaq/Hammad, Afridi, Gul/Tanvir, Junaid and Ajmal.

Three spinners + three fast bowlers and plenty of batting!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:56 GMT)

Afridi better bat higher up the order...

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:47 GMT)

My team ( 11 players ): Mohommad Hafeez, Ahmed Shezad , Kamran Akmal , Umar AKMAL ,Shoiab Malik , Shahid Afridi , Abdul razaq , Saeeed Ajmal , Abdur Rehman , Umer Gull

Posted by ahilcool on (July 11, 2012, 13:44 GMT)

my 16 man squad would be 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Imran Nazir, 3 Awais Zia, 4 Umar Akmal, 5 Asad Shafiq, 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Hammad Azam, 9 Abdul Razzaq, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Mohammad Sami, 12 Sohail Tanvir, 13 Junaid Khan, 14 Saeed Ajmal, 15 Abdur Rehman, 16 Kamran Akmal

Posted by Israr75 on (July 11, 2012, 13:43 GMT)

Here is Fresh approach......the fresh blood..

1.Ahmed Shahzad 2.Nasir Jamshed 3.Imran Nazir 4.Awais Zia 5.Umar Akmal 6.Hammad Azam 7.Shahid Afridi 8.Saeed Ajmal 9.Sarfraz Ahmed 10.Sohail Tanvir 11.Umar Gul

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:43 GMT)

the best playing XI for World T20I could be imran, hafeez, kamran, ahmed, shoaib, umar, afridi, tanvir, junaid, gul and ajmal

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:40 GMT)

Misba ul Haq is missing??? Most of us would agree that he is a real fighter and plays according to the situation, either it is Test / ODI or T20 match. He was dropped from the team because of his slow inings against England in UAE where he could not finish the match. But I think it was more of bowler's (Dernbatch) skill on that occasion and Misbah got over-confident that he would finish the match. I want to see him in every format of the game. Good luck Misbah and keep on trying.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:39 GMT)

selectors ,please do favor to your country by not selecting these average guys i,e KAMRAN AKMAL AND SHOIB MALIK ,but good to ABDUL RAZAQ back and also imran nazir.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:31 GMT)

kamran akmal and shakeel ansar both should play . kamran should bat with nazir , and shakeel should keep the wickets , frnds kamran is an outclass attacker with bat

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:30 GMT)

Good to see Razzaq back in international cricket. Pakistan team should use him at 1st down instead of 5th or 6th down.Also Afridi should be coming as opener in T20's. I would expect Nazeer and Afridi to open the innings with razzaq at fist down and sohail tanvir should be there in the team.Unfortunately still best bowlers like amar and asif are not part of PCB yet..

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:30 GMT)


Posted by hussain333 on (July 11, 2012, 13:27 GMT)

wow...RAZZAQ & IMRAN NAZIR...... thats gr8888....................

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:18 GMT)

my pick for wk?! Shakeel Ansar; stylish wk bat I've seen in a lonk time in the Pak team

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:18 GMT)

I am happy to know that Kami , Nazir and razzaq are in provisional squad, I hope they make in the final cut too coz we really need Kami behind the wickets in shorter formats , tests we can afford the younger akmal, our team has suffered alot since Kami has been out but i hope he wont drop any more catches and wont favor groupism if he was involved before , Pakistan really has all the potential to be champions of t20 format for many coming years , we have the best hitters in the form of Professor,Nazir, Jamshed, Shahzad, Umar, Kami , Fauji, Boom Boom, our bowling has killer instinct with likes of Ajmal, Gul, Afridi, hafeez who all have proven track record in t20's, But i would suggest selectors to select the same Squad for Australia t20's and world cup , i mean the players will be benefited in all ways coz Aussies are always tough opponents. We need to win such major tournaments to let the ppl know we are there even if our country is starving for international cricket , GO PAKISTAN <3

Posted by khurramsch on (July 11, 2012, 13:16 GMT)

I am not his fan but the batting horror shows we have seen from his replacements made me appriciate this anouncment. good to see razak/nazir in list.3rd seamer should always be mediumpace batting allrounder. my palying 11, must: hafez,afridi,ajmal,umar 2 seamers of gul/sohail/junaid/cheema/sami batsman keeper: kamran akmal. batting mediumpace allrounder as 3rd seamer: razak/hammad 3 batsman of malik/nazir/shazaib/ahmed/asad/ that gives 3 seamers, 3 spinners & if malik in he can bowl as well, good batting as well. i would not play uncapped in directly world cup unless given games vs AUS.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

who could forget that fateful day during 2010test series when he dropped 20 catchs in a single match , when pak could a won easily that test , since 1996 in aus ,oh that is k. akmal ,leave that guy ,kick him out ...

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 13:02 GMT)

Good to see, Abdul Razaq and imran nazir in pak squad ,but please leave out those avg. guys like kamran and s. Malik ,these are liabilites on pak team , kick them out ,...

Posted by Legaleagle on (July 11, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

Kamran Akmal is a liability- He should NOT be included in Pakistan's future consideration. I am sure Pakistan can find a better and more consistent performer. Moin please help Pakistan find a better keeper.

Posted by ExplicitPlatinum on (July 11, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

Expecting people to say, " OH MY GAWD IMRAN NAZIR!! YEEAAAHHH!!"

Posted by adnan_rifat84 on (July 11, 2012, 12:54 GMT)

love to see razzaq is back this man is wasted playing last numbers ..

Posted by malikhan on (July 11, 2012, 12:52 GMT)

My Best team will be as follows:- Hafeez,Ahmed Shahza,Nasir Jamshed,Umar Akmal,Kamran Akmal,Shahid Afridi (Cap),Hamad Azam,Umar Gul,Junaid Khan,Yasir Shah,Saeed Ajmal and Anwar Ali. No need old players.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:50 GMT)

yahoooooooooooooo very happy imran nazir kami and Abdul Razzaq Are Back

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:50 GMT)

My 16 Member Squad will be: 1. Shahid Afridi 2. Ahmed Shahzad, 3. Saeed Ajmal, 4. Kamran Akmal 5. Mohammad Hafeez 6. Umar Gull. 7. Umar Akmal 8. Hammad Azam 9. Junaid Khan 10. Nasir Jamshed 11. Sohail Tanvir 12. Shoaib Malik 13. Asad Shafiq 14. Abdur Rehman 15. Imran Nazir 16. Mohammad Sami

Selected : 5 Opener. (SHahzad, Jamshed, Nazir, Hafeez Afridi) (Hafeez Should Bat down the order as a opener he just just giving presure for the later order in most matches) and In T 20 you just need 2 or 3 over to perform.

Selected 4 Spinners: In Sri Lanka Spinners are more Effective (Ajmal, Rehman, Hafeez, Afridi.. Ajmal Hafeez Afridi is likely to play every match

Selected 5 mediam/fast bowlers : (GULL, AZAM, KHAN, SAMi , Tanvir)

All Rounder 5 All rounders: Hafeez. Afridi, Azam, Malik Afridi

A Good choice is Available in Every Faield

Posted by pak_leo on (July 11, 2012, 12:48 GMT)

My Team (15 players): Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Imran Nazir (opener) Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik (middle order) Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq (Alrounder) Kamran Akmal, Shakeel Ansar (wicket keeper) Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman (spinner) Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan (fast bowler)

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:45 GMT)

Good to see Abdul Razzaq and Imran Nazir back into provisional squad....Love to see them both in final palying 11....good luck guys

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:43 GMT)

shakeel ansar should be made keepeer....................

Posted by davidatlas999 on (July 11, 2012, 12:38 GMT)

welcm kamran don't miss any catch plz.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

1- Mohammad Hafeez 2- Ahmed Shahzad 3- Nasir Jamshed 4- Imran Nazir 5- Umar Akmal 6- Asad Shafiq 7- Kamran Akmal 8- Shahid Afridi 9- Hammad Azam 10- Abdul Razzaq 11- Umar Gul 12- Sohail Tanvir 13- Junaid Khan 14- Saeed Ajmal 15- Abdur Rehman

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:29 GMT)

Glad to have razzaq and imran nazir back in the squad, i hope they get a chance to prove their consistency. Fingers crossed one day PCB will recruit different players for all three formats of the game, its annoying to see players non-performing and then PCB does an inquiry over what went wrong, the selection is the first process to scrutinise.

Posted by IdreesTanoli on (July 11, 2012, 12:29 GMT)

Nice to see Abdul Razzaq in the 30 men squad...;-)

Posted by Cricketer2010 on (July 11, 2012, 12:24 GMT)

No Kamran Akmal again please............. enough is enough

these stupid selectors

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

Few Good Youugsters like Hammad Azam, Nasir Jamshed, Ahmad Shahzad, and Shahzaib selected but this squad will surely missed experience of Misbah, A good step though to include Kamran, Razzaq and Imran Nazir...All the best

Posted by zakryia180 on (July 11, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

Its good to see Akmal back as he is the best opener that Pakistan can offer and has a tremendous record against the Aussies and the black caps . My 11 would be ; 1,k.Akmal 2,M.Hafeez, 3,U.Akmal 4,A.Shehzad 5,Shoaib Malik 6,Shahid Afridi 7,Sarfraz Ahmed 8,Sohail Tanvir 9,Mohammad Sami 10,Yasir Arafat, 11Saeed Ajmal,

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 12:17 GMT)

I Cant believe Imran Nazir is Back .... At least Now We have Some Great Cricket Ahead in World T20 2012 Lets Wait & Watch Hope Nazir Also named 4 the final 11 Good Luck .....

Posted by Shahrukhkazmi on (July 11, 2012, 12:15 GMT)

I have not seen that kind of squad ever of any country : |

Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (July 11, 2012, 12:04 GMT)

1. Ahmed Shehzad. 2. Nasir Jamshed. 3. Mohammad Hafeez. 4. Shoaib Malik. 5. U Akmal. 6. Hammad Azam. 7. Afridi. 8. Kamran Akmal. 9. Sohail Tanvir. 10. Junaid Khan. 11. Saeed Ajmal.

Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (July 11, 2012, 11:58 GMT)

As long as they keep Kamran away from the Test team, then I suppose he's not the worst in the shorter formats. The man can bat.

Posted by Sachit1979 on (July 11, 2012, 11:56 GMT)

There is really no Misbah Ul Haq in this list or my eye sight is week?

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 11:43 GMT)

this very funny to hear, Kamran Akmal migt cost more matches for Pakistan so that can't qualify to the next round. This is very very bad news for Pakistani Players who putting there hardship to win and there is a hole behind the wicket which is going to make their work wast of time.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2012, 11:43 GMT)

Good to see Imran nazir, and abdul razzaq back, love you abdul razzaq.

Posted by NAHEEM on (July 11, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

come on cricinfo we already know about this,,,,

Posted by applethief on (July 11, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

Please, no, say it isn't so. I don't care about his batting ability in the slightest, he shouldn't be anywhere near the team. Pakistan is still in a fragile state, they don't need Calamity Kamran in the team

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