Younis, Intikhab want new team for series against Aussies
Pakistan captain Younis Khan and coach Intikhab Alam have asked for a new look squad for the forthcoming one-day series against Australia in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from April 22.cricket Updated: Mar 28, 2009 12:22 IST
Pakistan captain Younis Khan and coach Intikhab Alam have asked for a new look squad for the forthcoming one-day series against Australia in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from April 22.
Both of them rejected chief selector Abdul Qadir's suggestion that the 16-member squad selected for the postponed tour of Bangladesh earlier this month would play against Australia.
Qadir had surprised everyone by announcing that except for omitting the reserve wicket-keeper in the Bangladesh bound squad, the same set of players would be retained for the Australia series.
Khan told reporters at the Gaddafi stadium that playing against Australia was a different ball game.
"You tell me does it sound right that the same squad that was picked for Bangladesh should be retained for the Australia series?," Khan asked.
"I have asked for a few changes to be made in the squad as Australia is one of the top sides in the world and we need experience in our line-up. The players know that performing well against Australia would put them in the higher grade," he said.