Shake-up in Pakistani team

LAHORE — The Pakistan selectors decided to drop the senior trio of Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat from the probables list in the wake of the team’s failure in the Champions Trophy but at the same time recalled veterans Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan for the West Indies tour.

A reliable source in the board said that the 20-member list had been submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

“The list also includes several new players who have done well at the domestic level or have played in the recent past for the national team,” the source disclosed.

The new players in the list include openers Ahmed Shahzad and Khurrum Manzoor, middle order batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Haris Sohail, all-rounders Hammad Azam and Muhammad Nawaz.

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