Karachi, Jan 21: The national selection committee has axed experienced allrounder, Abdul Razzaq from the preliminary list of 30 probables for the forthcoming World T20 Cup in Bangladesh.
Though the selectors recalled discarded wicketkeeper, Kamran Akmal and former captain, Shoaib Malik and also kept injured pacers, Umar Gul and Muhammad Irfan in the preliminary squad but they ignored Razzaq who had to return home from South Africa in December due to a injury.
The experienced allrounder had yesterday claimed that he still had two years of cricket left in him and he was working hard on his fitness but the rest was up to the selectors.
Gul and Irfan have been retained despite not being considered for the recent test series against Sri Lanka due to fitness issues, while Kamran returns to the squad after not playing for the national team since last years Champions Trophy.
The selectors also announced the 15-member squad for the ICC Youth World Cup being held in UAE in March.
Probables: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Shahzaib Hasan, Nasir Jamshaid, Khurram Manzoor, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal (wicket-keeper), Harris Sohail, Yasir Arafat, Yasir Shah, Hammad Azam, Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper), Shahid Afridi, Zohaib Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Anwar Ali, Asad Ali, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Raza Hasan, Abdul Rehman, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper).
Pakistan under-19 squad: Sami Aslam (Capt), Inam ul Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Hasan Raza, Saud Shakil, Imran Rafiq, Ameer Hamza, Zia ul Haq, Irfanullah, Muhammad Aftab, Salman Saeed, Zafar Gohar, Karamat Ali, Saifullah Bangash, Muhammad Umair. Azam Khan (Coach) and Ali Zia (Manager).