Shoaib Akhtar Passed Fit

Shoaib Akhtar has been passed fit for the third Test against India at Karachi starting tomorrow after getting over his ankle injury.

With the pitch in Karachi expected to provide more assistance to the seam bowlers, Akhtar’s confirmation that he will take the field is a much needed boost to Pakistan.

Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of the third Test due to his father’s death.

Pakistan from Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Sami, Shoaib Malik, Salman Butt, Naved-ul-Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Arshad Khan, Danish Kaneria, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Asif

India from Rahul Dravid (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Wasim Jaffer, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Parthiv Patel, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Rudra Pratap Singh, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh

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