KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Friday named Pakistan’s Test, One-day International and Twenty20 teams for upcoming tour of Bangladesh starting with first ODI on April 17.
Teams were named by newly installed Chief Selector Haroon Rashid as veteran batsman Younis Khan was given rest from ODI squad while Umar Akmal faced the total axe.
Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who was cleared of his suspect action staged a comeback in all three formats.
Selectors inducted rookie openers Babar Azam, Sami Aslam in Test squad while Babar was also named in ODI team.One-day performer Muhammad Rizwan also got a place in ODI team.
Muhammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Saeed Ajmal and world cup pace trio of Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan were named in all the three teams.
Consistent performances at the domestic circuit by all-rounder Fawad Alam also gives him a place in ODI team.Asad Shafiq, dropped Pakistan’s World Cup squad, was named in both Test and One-day teams.
Left arm spinner Zulfikar Babar was recalled for Test and ODI and all-rounder Sohail Tanvir for T20 team.
Sohaib Maqsood was retained in ODI and Twenty20 despite disappointing performances in world cup.
Misbah, who retired from ODI will continue to lead the Test side while Azhar Ali will lead the team in ODI and Shahid Afridi lead the team in the lone T20.
Opener Ahmed Shahzad, who at one point tipped as future captain was dropped from Test and ODI team and was just named in T20 team.
Pace man Umar Gul was named in T20 team.
Pakistan will play three ODIs, one-off T20 International and two Test matches during the tour.
Tour ends with the second Test match on May 10.
Test squad: Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam (openers), Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali (Vice Captain) Younis Khan, Haris Sohail (middle order batsmen), Saeed Ajmal Yasir Shah, Zulfikar Babar (spinners), Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper). Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali (Fast bowlers).
Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed (Vice Captain), Mohammad Hafeez (openers), Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Sohaib Maqsood (middle order batsmen), Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan.
Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed (Vice Captain), Mohammad Hafeez (openers) Mukhtar Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (middle order batsmen), Saeed Ajmal (spinner), Shahid Afridi (Captain), Sohail Tanvir, Saad Nasim (all-rounders), Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Umer Gul and Junaid Khan.