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Pakistan drop Hafeez from test squad for Lanka tour

Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

cricket Updated: Jul 09, 2014 14:34 IST
Reuters
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Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Middle order batsman Umar Akmal was recalled to the 15-member test squad named on Wednesday, the 24-year-old returning after three years out of the side, having played the last of his 16 tests against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2011.

Beginning on August 6, Misbah-ul-Haq and his men will play two tests and three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka.

Test squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Talha, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz.

ODI Squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Talha, Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar.

First Published: Jul 09, 2014 14:33 IST