Pakistan name Zimbabwe squad
Misbah-ul-Haq has been chosen to lead Pakistan's Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams for their tour of Zimbabwe.
Last Updated: 28/07/11 2:31pm
Misbah-ul-Haq has been chosen to lead Pakistan's Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams for their tour of Zimbabwe in September.
Misbah-ul-Haq was named as captain by selectors on Thursday, who have included three uncapped players in the16-man squad.
Middle-order batsman Ramiz Raja, leg-spinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Aizaz Cheema are the rtio who could make their international debuts in Zimbabwe.
Senior players Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Abdur Rehman have been rested for the tour in which Pakistan will play one test match, three ODIs and two Twenty20 games.
"We have to bring in young players along with seniors so that they could be groomed," said chief selector Mohsin Khan.
The have been recalls for Left-arm quick Sohail Tanvir, wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal and opening batsman Imran Farhat, who all missed the series against the West Indies.
Pakistan also named six-standby players including former captain Shoaib Malik who has been sidelined since playing his last test against England in Aug 2010.
Malik has reportedly been asked to submit details of bank accounts and assets from the last three years to the Pakistan Cricket Board's integrity committee.
Khan said the former captain would need to get clearance from the committee before he could be welcomed back into the international fold.
"We will welcome any player if he gets clearance from the PCB and performs well in the domestic first class competitions," he said. "If Malik gets clearance we will welcome him."
Pakistan squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Imran Farhat, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Ramiz Raja, Adnan Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema.
Standby players: Sarfraz Ahmed, Khurram Manzoor, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Talha, Hammad Azam, Shoaib Malik (subject to clearance from integrity committee).