Thatscricket - News - Afridi in Pak squad for One-dayers against India

Published: Sunday, February 22, 2004, 18:19 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan have recalled popular all-rounder Shahid Afridi in the preliminary squad for next month's One-day series against India, chief selector Wasim Bari said. "We have included Afridi along with openers Imran Nazir, Salim Elahi and middle order batsman Naved Latif in the squad of 26," Bari said.

Faisal Iqbal, Asim Kamal, Shadab Kabir and Bazid Khan have been excluded from the preliminary squad but would be considered for the Test matches, said Bari. Afridi, who turns 24 on March 1, was dumped after Pakistan's failed campaign in last year's World Cup in South Africa where they were knocked out in the first round.

"I am delighted at being included in the camp and would do my best to get a place in the final side and perform well against India," Afridi said. Afridi who has played 14 Tests and 176 One-day games for Pakistan, was one of eight players dumped in March last year after he managed 16 in three matches.

Naved played a One-day game against South Africa last year, Nazir's last match was against Bangladesh last year while Elahi was part of the team on last month's tour to New Zealand.

Pakistan's tune-up camp for the series starts in Lahore from February 24.

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