Wednesday 2 November 2011 

Afridi And Razzaq Return For Sri Lanka ODIs

Afridi And Razzaq Return For Sri Lanka ODIs
Afridi And Razzaq Return For Sri Lanka ODIs
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Experienced all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq have been recalled to Pakistan's squad for the five-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.

Afridi withdrew his retirement last month while Razzaq was dropped following the World Cup, when Afridi captained the side to the semi-finals.

Wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed also makes a comeback, having not featured for his country since February 2010, and he replaces Adnan Akmal.

Akmal's brother, Umar, was dropped from the Test squad but remains in the ODI squad while young batsman Ramiz Raja and leg-spinner Yasir Shah who toured Zimbabwe, make way for the return of Afridi and Razzaq.

Left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who was rested for the Zimbabwe series, is back as Sohail Khan, Azhar Ali and opener Taufeeq Umar also miss out.

The series begins in Dubai on 11th November.

Pakistan ODI squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Younus Khan, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq

ODI/T20I Series Schedule:

11th November: 1st ODI, Dubai
14th November: 2nd ODI, Dubai
18th November: 3rd ODI, Dubai
20th November: 4th ODI, Sharjah
23rd November: 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi
25th November: T20I, Abu Dhabi

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