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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sohail Tanveer to lead Pakistan “A” against Afghanistan

Left arm Test pace bowler, Sohail Tanveer has been named to lead Pakistan “A” squad in three match One-day series against the visiting Afghan team, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday. Selectors announced 15-member squad besides picking 4-member management for the series.
Coached by former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, neighboring Afghan team is due to arrive here on May 23 for the series with opening day/night game at Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad on May 25. Second match will be played at Rawalpindi on May 27 and third final match on May 29 at Abbotabad.
Sohail Tanveer, who toured New Zealand with Pakistan team last year and was not picked in the national team for the World Cup on fitness ground, has been named the captain.
Karachi’s talented Test wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, who failed to get selectors’ nod  for current West Indies tour, has also been named in the squad with another Karachi Test paceman Sohail Khan.  Pakistan “A” squad included Sohail Tanveer (Captain) Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Sharjeel Khan, Umer Amin, Naveed Yasin, Usman Salahuddin, Rameez Raja,  Mansoor Amjad, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Muhammad Talha and Sadaf Hussain.
Sajjad Akbar (Coach-cum-Manager), Imranullah (Trainer), Iftikhar (Physiotherapist) and Muhammad Imran (Masseur) are officials of the team.
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