HEADLINE: Inzamam announces squad for West Indies tour

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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3/15/17 8:05:42 AM 

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced the 16-member One Day International (ODI) team and 15-member Test and T20 squads for the upcoming tour of West Indies.

Addressing a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the chief selector said that all factors were taken into consideration when selecting the team.

When asked whether the squad was selected based on their fitness level, Inzamam responded saying "32 players had passed the fitness test but we cannot select a 32-member team".

"Umar [Akmal] was the only player who failed the fitness test," he added. "Of course, fitness is important but performance is the main factor."

When asked about the exclusion of former ODI captain Azhar Ali from the squad, the chief selector said, “Azhar is a very good player. We wanted to give opportunity to the younger players to play the one-day matches.”

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link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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3/15/17 9:19:10 AM 
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The t20s squad looks strong.

link thefacts Joined: May 17, 2008
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3/15/17 10:02:28 AM 
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I felt its not such a strong T20 squad.
Atleast 3 clear vacancies in the starting 11.

Then 6 newcomers in the squad.

Ahmad Shehzad
Muhammad Hafeez
Baber Azam
Shoaib Malik
X1
X2
Sarfraz Ahmad (Captain/WK) ---------- Kamran Akmal
Immad Wasim
X3
Sohail Tanvir
Wahab Riaz

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Fakhar Zaman
Muhammad Nawaz
Hassan Ali
Shadab Khan
Rumman Raees
Usman Khan Shinwari

link thefacts Joined: May 17, 2008
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3/15/17 10:06:34 AM 
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I would say the ODI squad looks 1 spot stronger..

Ahmad Shehzad
Muhammad Hafeez
Baber Azam
Shoaib Malik
X1
X2
Sarfraz Ahmad (Captain/WK)------------Kamran Akmal
Immad Wasim
Wahab Riaz
Muhammad Amir
Junaid Khan
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Fakhar Zaman
Asif Zakir
Shadab Khan
Hassan Ali
Fahim Ashraf
Muhammad Asghar

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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3/15/17 11:50:29 AM 
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Fakhar Zamman will be a crowd favorite in yard

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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3/15/17 12:50:52 PM 
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why./?

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/15/17 1:17:30 PM 
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Fakhar Zamman will be a crowd favorite in yard


Not sure why, BUT lets hope there is a "crowd" and not another empty stadium with groundsmen, officials, players and media being the "crowd"

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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3/15/17 5:05:24 PM 
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is he a truck driver? big grin

link voiceofreason Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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3/15/17 5:50:45 PM 
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Fakhar Zamman will be a crowd favorite in yard


He should join the Barbados squad. He will fit in nicely.

link sandisha Joined: May 24, 2015
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3/15/17 8:40:21 PM 
Like the Barbados / West Indies team. they don't look strong on paper either. I think it will be a good series between two of the former international best teams to two of the worse teams. It will be a series to see who is the weakest team in world cricket today.

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