Lahore, May 3: Middle-order batsman, Younus Khan and fast bowler, Umar Gul have been named in the15-member Test squad for two matches against West Indies. Both were rested for the ongoing five-match one-day international series against West Indies following Pakistan's loss in the World Cup semifinals to India.
According to Daily Times, the team will be led by Misbahul Haq who has already proved his captaincy in the Test matches after the spot-fixing scandal. The only surprise was the exclusion of Adnan Akmal, who has been the Test wicketkeeper in charge after his elder brother Kamran Akmal lost his place in spot-fixing scandal.
The series beginning on May 12 , has its first match scheduled at Guyana and the second match at St. Kitts. The Test series against Windies is Pakistan's best chance to win their first-ever Test series in the Caribbean, against a weak West Indies side.
Squad: Misbahul Haq (captain), Younus Khan, Taufiq Umar, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Salman, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Tanvir Ahmed, Junaid Khan and Hammad Azam.