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ODI squad to be named on Sunday


Pakistan will name their ODI squad for next month’s home series against Bangladesh by tomorrow (Sunday) following a meeting of the national selection committee in Lahore today. Chief selectors Salahuddin Ahmed told ‘The News’ on Friday that the selectors will take a final input from Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and coach Geoff Lawson before finalising the squad for the series that includes five one-dayers and a Twenty20 International. Salahuddin, a former Test cricketer, said that the selectors are yet to make up their mind about the 16-man line-up but said that there is likelihood that most of the front-line players of the country will be selected for the home series. He said that the selectors are still awaiting clearance over the selection of pacers Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul who are both looking forward to making their international returns after recovering from injuries. Pacer Shoaib Akhtar is unlikely to get the selectors’ nod as his case of alleged misconduct is yet to be decided by the PCB disciplinary committee. Salahuddin said that the selectors will meet with Lawson before carrying out their own meeting. He said that the team will be announced for the first two one-dayers and if needed changes will be made to the squad for later games. He said that Pakistan will expose youngsters once the series is secured.Pakistan tried out a number of rookies in the home series against Zimbabwe earlier this year and most of them were quite impressive.

Source:Cricket News

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