Pakistan to bleed two fresh pacers in Australia

Published: Monday, November 22, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan will take two uncapped pace bowlers among a battery of five quicks on next month's tour of Australia, selectors announced.

Promising right-arm bowler Mohammad Asif and left-armer Mohammad Khalil will strengthen the attack after fast bowler Shabbir Ahmed was ruled out after a knee operation.

Inzamam-ul-Haq will lead the side while Yousuf Youhana will be vice-captain for the three-Test tour, starting in Perth on December 16, and tri-series One-day tournament which also includes West Indies.

All-rounder Shahid Afridi will tour as the 17th member.

Squad: Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Yousuf Youhana (vice-capt), Imran Farhat, Yasir Hammed, Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, Danish Kaneria, Rana Naveed-ul-Hassan, Asim Kamal, Mohammad Khalil, Mohammad Asif and Shahid Afridi.

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