Pakistan ignores Razzaq for World Twenty20

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Pakistan has left out all-rounder Abdul Razzaq while including Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal in the list of 30 probables for World Twenty20. Photo: Tertius Pickard

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – Pakistan has left out all-rounder Abdul Razzaq while including Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal in the list of 30 probables for World Twenty20 in March.

Razzaq, who has played 32 Twenty20s, made an unimpressive return to shortest format last November against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates when he could score only 10 runs in two matches and didn't take a wicket.

He went to South Africa in the subsequent series, but returned home with a hamstring injury without playing a match.

The probables also include fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who is expected to return from a hip fracture which had sidelined him for nearly two months.

Pakistan won the World Twenty20 in 2009 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final at Lord's.

Probables:

Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Shahzaib Hasan, Nasir Jamshaid, Khurram Manzoor, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Harris Sohail, Yasir Arafat, Yasir Shah, Hammad Azam, Kamran Akmal, 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, Sarfraz Ahmed. – Sapa-AP


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