Shoib Malik & Muhammad Irfan included in Pak ODI Squad against India 2012-13.PCB select Maik and Irfan for ODI Pakistan squad for India tour 2012-13 after best performance in T20 matches so they are join ODI team squad and Afridi, Shahzad etc. will return home.Keeping in view impressive performances of all-rounder Shoib Malik and fast bowler Muhammad Irfan in the first T20 against India which led to Pakistan’s maiden T20 win over archrival, both the players have been included in one-day squad, quoted sources as saying on Saturday.
Flamboyant Shahid Khan Afridi, Asad Ali and Ahmed Shehzad have been sent back to Pakistan after India leveled the two-match T20 series on Friday in Ahmedabad.The green-shirts would take on India in the first one day international contest on Sunday.
Malik & Irfan included in Pak ODI Squad against India 2012-13
Pakistan ODI Squad against India:
Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Mohammed Hafeez (Vice Captain), Kamran Akmal (Wicketkeeper), Younis Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal & Zulfiqar Babar.
Former Pakistan captains Rashid Latif and Moin Khan on Thursday urged the ICC to give India-Pakistan series the iconic status.
“The response to this ongoing short series and the way people followed the first T20 match in Bangalore, it is a clear indication that the ICC needs to give iconic status to Indo-Pak matches,” Rashid said.
“The ICC needs to keep a window open for Indo-Pak series in its FTP with special status after taking both Boards into confidence.That is the only way cricket relations between Pakistan and India will not be affected by the political scenario,” Rashid added.
Moin argued that the Indo-Pak matches are bigger than even the traditional Ashes contests.“The huge interest around the world when Pakistan and India play against each other is enough to convince the ICC that iconic status must be given to such series,” Moin said.
The two former captains also urged the Pakistan and Indian Boards to schedule a Test series next year.
“Two T20 and three ODI matches is enjoyable but not enough to whet the appetite of cricket fans who want to watch Tests between the two countries,” Moin said.
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