Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad make comeback ahead of West Indies tour

Umar out, Kamran in as Pakistan ODI, T20 squads for West Indies announced

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced one day International (ODI) and T-20 squads for the West Indies tour.

Good domestic batting form and a starring role in the latest Pakistan Super League have led to his recall but he will not fill the wicketkeeper-batsman role in the Caribbean as that will go to captain Sarfraz Ahmad in both formats.

Kamran Akmal has been recalled to the Pakistan squads for the Twenty20 and one-day global series in West Indies after three years in the worldwide wilderness.

Akmal forced his way back into worldwide cricket after top-scoring with 353 runs in the recent Pakistan Super League which was eventually won by his team Peshawar Zalmi. The Chief Selector praised former ODI captain Azhar Ali, stating that he was a fine cricketer.

Seamer Mohammad Amir has been rested for the four T20 matches, but is included in Mickey Arthur's squad for the three ODIs that follow in April.

Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was dropped after failing the fitness test, Inzamam said while addressing the media at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

"The squads were also weighed on fitness and that's why Umar Akmal failed to get a place on lack of fitness", he said, referring to Kamran's younger brother.

Shehzad has not featured in an ODI since January 2016 and he was dropped from the T20 side after the World Cup last March due to disciplinary issues.

Sarfraz Ahmed, (capt) Ahmad Shahzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Imad Wasim, Shahzad Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Amir, Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar.



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