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Pakistan Squad for Zimbabwe

Imran Khan, the rookie paceman from Peshawar, has been rewarded for his excellent performances in the Pakistan domestic circuit with a first-time inclusion in the national T20 squad alongside Amir Yamin, another uncapped player, for the tour to Zimbabwe.

Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, approved the squads on Wednesday (September 16) for the Twenty20 and One-Day International matches for the Zimbabwe tour and the subsequent Test series against England in the UAE, following recommendations from a four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed.

Imran took 16 wickets to help Peshawar defend their national Twenty20 title in Rawalpindi, claiming his second successive best bowler award, having previously won it in 2014.

“We have rewarded some outstanding performers in the recently concluded tournament and Imran was one of them,” Haroon Rasheed, Pakistan’s chief selector, said in a PCB release.

In the naming of the squads, the selection committee consulted the Pakistan team head coach Waqar Younis and captains Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi and Azhar Ali. Several key factors were also taken into consideration, primary being the rebuilding phase of Pakistan team, by retaining a majority of players who were part of the successful tour in Sri Lanka.

“In the light of Misbah-ul-Haq’s recommendations, we have kept the options open for the 16th player in the Test squad against England, picking two left-arm spin bowlers namely Zafar Gohar and Mohammad Asghar for the brace of practice games against England prior to the Test matches in the UAE. Whoever amongst the two performs well would be added to the Test squad,” said Rasheed.

Younus Khan was not selected for the ODI series after a poor run of scores in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February-March this year. Saeed Ajmal was the other senior player who was overlooked after failing to impress the selectors, since returning with a remodelled bowling action.

On the continuous process of building talent, Rasheed said, “Some budding youngsters have been recommended to be included in the Pakistan camp for the Zimbabwe tour to be held from the 17th till the 20th of September 2015 in Lahore.”

Shahid Afridi will lead the T20 side while Azhar Ali will be the skipper for the three ODIs on October 1, 3 and 5, all in Harare.

Some players are also making a comeback from injury. Sohaib Maqsood, the right-hand batsman, makes a return after recovering from an arm injury that ruled him out of the Bangladesh tour. Pakistan will also be boosted by the return of Wahab Riaz to all three formats, after he suffered a serious hand injury inflicted by Dushmantha Chameera during the Sri Lanka tour.

Anwar Ali will miss the T20 series owing to a groin strain, but Fawad Alam has been recalled to the Test team after a five-year absence. Alam last played against New Zealand in November 2009, but has scored loads of runs in first-class cricket, including two centuries and five fifties.

T20I squad: Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Bilal Asif, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Khan.

ODI squad: Azhar Ali (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Immad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Asad Shafiq.

Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiaqr Babar, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan.

Team India ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Squad (Probales)

India has named the preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015.

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh are not on the 30-man probables list.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin are the only players that were part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup.

India Squad for World Cup 2014 (Probables)

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey and Murali Vijay.

Wicket-keepers: MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha, Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Stuart Binny and Parvez Rasool

Spinners: R Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra and Kuldeep Yadav.

Pacers: Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Sharma and Ashok Dinda.

India Squad For Champions Trophy 2013

India have announced squad for 2013 ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales between 6 and 23 June, 2013.

Vinay Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been included while Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir dropped from the 15-member squad.

Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, and Umesh Yadav have also found place in the squad.

India squad for Champions Trophy 2013

MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar.

India Squad For Australia Test Series 2013

Gautam Gambhir was dropped for the first two Test matches against Australia while Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were named in the India squad.

Harbhajan Singh

Gambhir will now replace Dhawan in the India ‘A’ side for the three-day game against Australia, to be played from 16 February 2013 to 18 February 2013.

Harbhajan Singh, who was dropped for the third and fourth Tests against England, is back in the squad while Piyush Chawla was left out. R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha are the other spinners.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who impressed in the recent ODIs against Pakistan and England, has been picked ahead of Parvinder Awana.

India squad for first two Australia Tests

MS Dhoni (capt.), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Ashok Dinda

In: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh

Out: Gautam Gambhir, Piyush Chawla, Parvinder Awana

Mohammad Irfan, Shoaib Malik retained in Pakistan ODI squad

Left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Shoaib Malik will remain in India with the national squad for the three-match one-day series, beginning in Chennai on Sunday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a statement that the national selection committee had accepted a request from the tour management to retain Malik and Irfan in the one-day squad.

“These two players will now also be part of the one-day squad in India,” the statement said.

Malik and Irfan were originally only selected in the national Twenty20 squad for the two matches in India that ended in a 1-1 draw last night.

Shahid Afridi though has not been retained for the one dayers and will return to Pakistan along with those players who were only selected for the T20 series.

India ODI, T20 Squad For Pakistan Series (2012-2013)

National cricket selectors have picked the Indian squads for the two T20s and three ODIs against Pakistan to be played from 25th December 2012 to 6th January 2013.

Ajinkya Rahane has been inlcuded in place of Sachin Tendulkar who has announced retirement from the 50-over format of the game.

Virender Sehwag was not named in the T20 squad, but will be playing in the ODIs.

Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have been dropped from the ODI and T20 squad.

Yuvraj Singh, who made a successful comeback into the T20 cricket, has been included in the squad.

Uttar Pradesh seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bengal seamer Shami Ahmed have also been named in the ODI squad.

T20 squad: MS Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu.

ODI squad: M S Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Amit Mishra.

Pakistan T20, ODI Squad For India Tour (2012-2013)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced the squads for the two Twenty20 and three one-day internationals against India starting later this month.

Mohammad Hafeez will lead the Twenty20 squad while Misbah-ul-Haq will captain the one-day squad.

All-rounder Shahid Afridi was selected for the Twenty20 team but was dropped from the ODI squad while all-rounder Abdul Razzaq was dropped from both T20 and ODI squads.

Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar was picked for both, T20 and ODI, while paceman Asad Ali was selected for the shorter format only.

Imran Nazir was dropped, while batsman Asad Shafiq and left-arm spinner Raza Hasan were ruled out through injury.

“We have selected a balanced team with the consensus of the selection committee, both the captains and the coach with a hope that these teams will give good results on the India tour,” chief selector Iqbal Qasim told reporters.

“We have selected Afridi in the Twenty20 squad only and have given Zulfiqar Babar a chance in both the teams as he has been performing well in domestic cricket,” said Qasim of the uncapped 34-year-old left-arm spinner.

The Pakistan team will fly to New Delhi on December 22 and play the first Twenty20 match in Bangalore three days later.

The second Twenty20 match will be played in Ahmedabad on December 27 followed by one-day matches in Chennai (December 30), Kolkata (January 3) and Delhi (January 6).

Pakistan Squad For India Tour

T20 Squad

Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Gul, Asad Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Ahmed Shahzad.

ODI Squad

Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Haris Sohail, Kamran Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Anwar Ali.

Brisbane Heat name squad for Hobart Hurricanes

The Brisbane Heat have named squad for tomorrow night’s opening T20 Big Bash League clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba.

Heat have included Shane Watson, Luke Pomersbach, Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Cameron Gannon, Chris Sabburg and Thisara Perera in his 13-man squad.

Perera, who arrived yesterday from Sri Lanka, trained this morning with the Heat for the first time while 22-year-old Toombul club cricketer Sabburg is poised to complete a rags-to-riches tale if he plays tomorrow night after being the 18th player contracted less than a week ago.

Cutting, who was ruled out on the eve of the tournament last year, and youngsters Gannon and Burns, who were squad members without playing in BBL|01, join former Australian T20 International rep Pomersbach as the other potential first gamers.

Watson will play his first game for the Heat since switching from the champion Sydney Sixers during the off-season.

Squad: Alister McDermott, Nathan Hauritz, Dan Christian, Ben Cutting, Luke Pomersbach, Joe Burns, James Hopes, Chris Hartley, Shane Watson, Peter Forrest, Cameron Gannon, Chris Sabburg, Thisara Perera

England Squads for India T20, ODI Series (2012-2013)

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have named squad for the two-match T20 series against India next month as well as a squad for the five-match ODI series against India in January.

Stuart Broad will lead the T20 side with Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker the only player included in the squad not to have played a T20 match for England before.

The ODI series begins on January 11 in Rajkot. Five players included in the squad did not take part in England’s most recent ODI tour of India in 2011: Danny Briggs, Eoin Morgan, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “We know that playing limited-overs cricket in India can be challenging but the T20 and ODI series provide an excellent opportunity for these players to show that they have learnt valuable lessons from the last ODI series against India and improved as players in sub-continent conditions.

“We have selected squads containing experienced international players alongside younger players who have impressed playing for England Lions and the England Performance Programme recently and who deserve an opportunity to establish themselves in the England side.

“We are constantly looking to manage the workload of players as effectively as possible and this winter is no different so there are number of players who are being rested for parts of the winter programme. This will enable them to take part in fitness and conditioning programmes in preparation for a busy 2013.”

England T20 squad

Stuart Broad (c), Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Luke Wright

England ODI squad

Alastair Cook (c), Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, James Anderson (first three matches), Stuart Broad (final two matches)

India Squad For England Test Series 2012

The Indian national selection committee on Monday announced a 15-member squad for the first two Tests against England.

The first Test will be played at Ahmedabad from 15 November to 19 November and the second Test will be from 23 November to 27 November in Mumbai.

Yuvraj Singh has made a comeback to the Test, while struggling off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was also in the 15-member squad.

Selectors decided to drop Suresh Raina to include Yuvraj, while Harbhajan was in the squad for injured leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

India Test squad: MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Murali Vijay, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma.