Pakistan cricket board(PCB) announced Pakistan cricket team squad for T20 and ODI against India tour series 2012-2013. PCB select Pakistan Boom Boom all-rounder Afridi for Twenty20 game only and put Younis Khan his place in One Day international game. fans expect that Shahif Afridi will play whole series but PCB chose for short format game. Pakistan and India cricket series most important for both countries and their fans all over world so PCB make some careful decision to announce a powerful and strong squad to play in India and make victory sure in Ind vs Pak series.
Pakistan Team Squad for India Tour 2012-13 Players List.Pak team squad for India tour 2012-2013 players list for ODI and T20 announced on Monday.Pakistan team selectors make change for Afridi axed from ODIs, Younis returns in so check more team players names from asportsnews here.
Former captain Shahid Afridi was axed from the one-day international (ODI) line-up but was retained for Twenty20 internationals when Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) selection committee announced the squads for upcoming tour of India. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim revealed the squads in a delayed press conference at PCB’s headquarters at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Monday.
The cricket team for the upcoming tour of India was announced on Monday.Mohammad Hafeez will captain the T20 squad while Misbah ul Haq will lead the one day side.
Shahid Afridi was selected for the T20 squad but was dropped from the ODI squad. Meanwhile all-rounder Abdul Razzaq was dropped from both squads.
Pakistan is set to tour India in December-January for a series comprising three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20s, the first bilateral series between the two arch rivals in five years.
Pakistan will fly to New Delhi on December 22 and play the first Twenty20 match in Bangalore three days later.
The second Twenty20 match will be played in Ahmedabad on December 27 followed by one-day matches in Chennai (December 30), Kolkata (January 3) and Delhi (January 6).
Pakistan Team Squad for India Tour 2012-13
PCB announced official team squad for India tour 2012 T20 and ODI squad check players team list details here from this page.
Pak Twenty20 squad against India: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Asad Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Ahmed Shahzad
Pak One-day international squad against India: Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Haris Sohail, Kamran Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Anwar Ali.
The selectors picked three uncapped players who have shown impressive performances in domestic tournaments. These include leg-spinner Zulfiqar Babar who was the leading wicket-taker (62 in nine matches) in the recentl concluded President’s Trophy as well as batsman Haris Sohail who scored 673 runs in five matches in the tournament top-scored in the same tournament and pacer Asad Ali, who topped the wickets tally (15) in the domestic Twenty20 competition that ended on Sunday.
Former captain Younis Khan made a surprise comeback into the ODI squad after having been left out of the team for the series against Australia in August-September. The 35-year-old has only managed 167 runs in his 10 ODI performances this calendar year.
Meanwhile, Afridi, who has taken 35 wickets and scored 408 runs in the 23 ODIs since the World Cup semi-final against India last year, which Pakistan lost in Mohali, was left out of the ODI line-up on the basis of poor form.
Opener Imran Nazir, all-rounder Yasir Arafat and pacer Mohammad Sami, who were part of Pakistan’s squad at the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in October, were dropped while left-arm spinner Raza Hasan and middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq miss out due to injuries.
Seven players were recalled by the selectors on back of recent performances. Umar Amin, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan and Ahmed Shahzad were called in for the T20 squad while Anwar Ali, Wahab Riaz and Imran Farhat are part of the ODI squad.
The announcement for the two 15-member squads comes nearly two weeks before the opening match of the tour, a T20 match in Ahmedabad on December 25, and a day after the final of the domestic Twenty20 cup.