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Bangladesh in Pakistan, 2007-08


Pakistan announce squad for first two ODIs

30 March 2008

Pakistan have left out Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from the team for the first two one-day matches against Bangladesh. Umar Gul and Rao Iftikhar have been recalled to the 15-man squad.

Akhtar is facing a disciplinary committee for criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over contracts while Asif faces fitness problems.

"Akhtar is due to appear before a disciplinary committee so he was not considered while Asif has not been cleared on fitness by the team management," chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed said.

Pakistan have also recalled Bazid Khan who played one Test and three ODIs in 2004-05 due to his fine form with bat in the recently concluded Pentangular Cup.

The five-match series starts with a day-night match in Lahore on April 8.

Pakistan squad Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Fawad Alam, Bazid Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk).


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