Pakistan Squad for West Indies: How players were selected

Pakistan Squad for West Indies: How players were selected

ISLAMABAD: Inzamam ul Huq, Chairman of Pakistan National Cricket Selection Committee has unveiled the factors behind the selection of current squad against West Indies.

Pakistan national selection committee chairman Inzamamul Haq on Thursday said that head coach Mickey Arthur had no role in the non-selection of right-arm pacer Sohail Khan.

Sohail, adjudged the best bowler of the recently concluded Pakistan Super League, was overlooked for the limited-overs series which are going to face West Indies in the upcoming series.

“Arthur didn’t tell us to drop Sohail and [former ODI captain Azhar Ali] from the ODI and T20I squads,” cleared Inzamam while talking to journalists at the Lahore Press Club.

The 47-year-old then shed light on other selections made for the four-T20I and three-ODI series in the Caribbean.

“Kamran [Akmal] was selected as a batsman because of his consistent performances in the domestic circuit and during the PSL2,” said Inzamam. “[Limited-overs captain] Sarfraz [Ahmed] will keep the wickets even in the presence of Kamran.”

Inzamam also backed the selection of veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez. “He [Hafeez] passed the fitness test and the team will also benefit from his all-round abilities.”