Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal removed for World T20

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal removed for World T20


Pakistan have removed wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik in their patrol for a World Twenty20, that starts in Bangladesh in March.

Malik final played a T20 for Pakistan in Nov 2013 opposite South Africa in a UAE though was forsaken for a array opposite Sri Lanka. Akmal, meanwhile, has not been a partial of Pakistan’s T20 personification XI given Mar final year.

Pacer Mohammad Irfan has been left out of a squads for a Asia Cup and World T20, after injuring himself in a domestic game.
The quick bowler had suffered a hairline detonate on his hip in early Dec and was ruled out of a array opposite Sri Lanka though had returned to rival cricket recently. However, he aggravated a damage during a compare in a ongoing T20 tournament. A medical comment during a National Cricket Academy showed a bowler was unfit.

“Irfan was left out as he fell and was harmed again, and he needs some time for recovery,” Azhar Khan, a halt arch selector said.

Asad Shafiq, who has scored only one fifty in his final 11 ODI innings was forsaken from a Asia Cup patrol in foster of Fawad Alam. Mohammad Talha, who is still uncapped in ODIs and T20s, was named in both squads following his opening in a Sharjah Test opposite Sri Lanka in January.

Pakistan patrol for Asia Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Talha

Pakistan patrol for World Twenty20: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Junaid Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Talha, Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad

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