Pakistan on today included all rounders Shahid Afridi and Hammad Azam in its ODI and T20 teams for the rest of this month’s series against England in UAE.
Meanwhile, Azhar Ali has been rewarded for his outstanding batting in Pakistan’s test series sweep against England with a spot in the middle order of Pakistan’s the ODI team.
Ali has played only 1 ODI match against Ireland in 2011 but received the selectors focus after scoring a career best 157 in Pakistan’s 71-run 3rd test win on yesterday. Opener Taufiq Umar will go back home after the 3 Test series which Pakistan won 3-0.The first of four ODI matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on Feb . 13. The ODIs will be followed by 3 T20 internationals. Misbah-ul Haq will lead in both the formats.
ODI team: Misbah-ul-Haq (skipper), Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Azhar Ali.
T20 team: Misbah-ul-Haq (skipper), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Awais Zia, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam.