Pakistan’s Farhat recalled from international ban
Farhat, the 27-year-old left-handed batsman last played a test against
Farhat was one of seven players named in the squads for all three formats, along with allrounder Shoaib Malik, batsman Umar Akmal, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and fast bowlers Umar Gul and Mohammad Aamir.
Younis Khan, who was named captain earlier this week through to the 2011 World Cup, will lead the side in ODIs and tests while Shahid Afridi will be the skipper for the T20 games in Dubai.
Out-of-touch batsman Misbah-ul-Haq was left out of the squads, but chief selector Iqbal Qasim hoped the middle-order batsman would find form before
“He has been given rest because we think he is under pressure and needs time to regroup himself,” Qasim told reporters.
Left-handed opener Salman Butt – ignored for the Champions Trophy – was named in ODI and test squads as Qasim wanted to avoid reliance on makeshift openers.
“Opening is a specialized field and we want to hand over this job to regular openers,” Qasim said.
Paceman Mohammad Asif will join the team in
All-rounder Abdul Razzaq also returns in ODI and T20 teams after he was ignored for the Champions Trophy.
Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and Faisal Iqbal were ignored for ODIs and T20s, but were named in the test squad.
The series begins in Abu Dhabi with a one-dayer on Nov. 3.
Younis Khan (captain), Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq Rana Naveed, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir, Rao Iftikhar, Wahab Riaz.
Shahid Afridi (captain), Khalid Latif, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naveed, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir, Rao Iftikhar, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Farhat, Fawad Alam, Sohail Tanvir.
Younis Khan (captain), Salman Butt, Khurrum Manzoor, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Fawad Alam, Faisal Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Danish Kaneria, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamir, Abdul Rauf, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmad.