Afridi, Azam in Pakistan one-day, T20 squad
KARACHI: Pakistan on Tuesday included all rounders Shahid Afridi and Hammad Azam in its one-day and Twenty20 squads for the rest of this month’s series against England in United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, Azhar Ali has been rewarded for his brilliant batting in Pakistan’s test series sweep against England with a place in the middle order of Pakistan’s the one-day squad.
Ali has played just one limited-overs international —against Ireland last year —but earned the selectors attention after scoring a career-best 157 in Pakistan’s 71-run third-test win on Monday.
Opener Taufiq Umar will return home after the three-Test series which Pakistan won 3-0.
The first of four one-day matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on February 13. The one-days will be followed by three Twenty20 internationals.
Misbah-ul Haq will lead Pakistan in both the formats.
One-day squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Azhar Ali.
Twenty20 squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Awais Zia, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam.