Misbah gets the boot; Farhat recalled
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Asif
Event:New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2009/10

DateLine: 22nd October 2009


Pakistan have dropped senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq from the squad to play New Zealand and recalled opener Imran Farhat after nearly three years out of the team.


Pakistan are scheduled to play four one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches against the Kiwis in Abu Dhabi and Dubai before travelling to New Zealand for a test series.


It is the first time Misbah, 35, has been dropped since he returned to the national team before the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.


Pakistan recalled regular openers Salman Butt and Imran Farhat in their squads for next month's limited over series and Tests against New Zealand. Farhat, 27, last played for Pakistan in 2007.


Shahid Afridi will lead the team in the two Twenty20 matches.


The selectors were forced to leave out Mohammad Asif after Dubai authorities confirmed the controversial paceman cannot travel to the UAE following his deportation on charges of possessing a banned drug last year. He was however selected for the Tests in New Zealand.


Pakistan one-day squad for series in Abu Dhabi and Dubai :


Younus Khan (Capt), Shahid Afridi, Salman Butt Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Muhammad Aamer, Rao Iftikhar, Wahab Riaz.


Twenty20 squad :


Shahid Afridi (Capt), Khalid Latif, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved, Umar Gul, Muhammad Aamer, Rao Iftikhar, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Farhat, Fawad Alam, Sohail Tanvir


Test squad :


Younus Khan (Capt), Salman Butt, Khurrum Manzoor, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Fawad Alam, Faisal Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Danish Kaneria, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aamer, Abdul Rauf, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed.


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