Pakistan squads have been named. Misbah axed from all 3 formats.
Tests: Salman Butt, Khurrum Manzoor, Imran Farhat, Younis Khan (capt), Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Fawad Alam, Faisal Iqbal, Kamran Akmal (wk), Danish Kaneria, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamer, Abdur Rauf, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmad
One-dayers: Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif, Younis Khan (capt), Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (wk), Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Wahab Riaz
Twenty20: Khalid Latif, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi (capt), Kamran Akmal (wk), Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Farhat, Fawad Alam, Sohail Tanvir
So why is Fawad alam dropped from ODI?
Franklin took 76 Test wickets @ 28 before his injury as well. The fact that he's always been poor in one day cricket combined with the fact that he's not the bowler now he once was seems to make people forget what an effective Test bowler he was for those few years.
I think the test selectors are showing faith in Salman Butt his average is only 28 but his FC average is 41 so he has to come good. plus he is only 25.
This article says Southee has worked a lot on his fitness in the off-season and also stopped himself falling away in the delivery stride to get his outswinger back. Sounds positive anyway - I can only think he must be bowling a lot better in front of the selectors to be picked ahead of O'Brien for the ODIs.
I have memories of him bowling to mike hussey and every time he swung it into Mike hussey - hussey smiled and worked through midwicket for two.
The other article on that site said that they were thinking of bringing bond back for tests. Maybe we should just play him as an ODI specialist so that he won't break down on us.
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