Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik and Adnan Akmal dropped from Pakistan’s Asia Cup Squad

Tags: Asia Cup - 2012, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Imran Farhat

Published on: Mar 03, 2012

News Update on Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2012 in Bangladesh

Pakistan have named a 15-man squad for the Asia Cup making atleast three changes to the team that was whitewashed by England in the ODI Series in UAE. Former Skipper Shoaib Malik who has been struggling to score runs of late along with opening batsman Imran Farhat has been dropped. Wicket Keeper Adnan Akmal too has been dropped while left-arm pacer Junaid Khan has been ruled out with a knee injury.

The Pakistani Selectors have recalled Nasir Jamshed and Wicket Keeper Sarfraz Ahmed. The duo have played for Pakistan in the past although limited number of matches.

According to a PCB Media release, following are the players selected by the National Selection Committee headed by Iqbal Qasim to represent Pakistan in this month’s Asia Cup:

Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)
Mohammad Hafeez
Nasir Jamshed
Younis Khan
Umar Akmal
Hammad Azam
Asad Shafique
Shahid Afridi
Azhar Ali
Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicket Keeper)
Saeed Ajmal
Abdul Rehman
Umar Gul
Aizaz Cheema
Wahab Riaz


1. Ahmed Shahzad
2. Rahat Ali
3. Bilawal Bhatti
4. Afaq Rahim
5. Mohammad Khalil

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