India & Pakistan Name Preliminary ICC WT20 Squads
Previous and current ICC World Twenty20 champions India and Pakistan have named their 30-man preliminary squads for the 2010 tournament, to be held in the West Indies in May and June.
India will play South Africa and Afghanistan while Pakistan's defence of their title sees them up against Australia and Bangladesh.
There is no place in Pakistan's squad for controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar or fellow pacer Sohail Tanvir, while India's squad contains few surprises although Manish Pandey, Wriddhaman Saha, Vinay Kumar and Naman Ojha have earnt their places in the squad on the back of impressive performances in the 2009 Indian Premier League and other domestic competitions.
India preliminary squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Sudeep Tyagi, Rohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma, Abhishek Nayar, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, Piyush Chawla, Abhimanyu Mithun, Manish Pandey, RP Singh, Munaf Patel, Murali Vijay, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Virat Kohli, Ravi Ashwin
Pakistan preliminary squad: Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif, Muhammad Hafeez, Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hassan, Shoaib Malik, Umer Akmal, Naveed Yasin, Hassan Raza, Kamran Younis, Misbah ul Haq, Babar Azam, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Hammad Azam, Rana Naveed, Umar Gul, Muhammad Aamir, Mohammad, Asif, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hassan, Abdul Rehman, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulqarnain Haider.
Pakistan women's preliminary squad: Sana Mir, Bismah Maroof, Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi, Syed Sajida Shah, Javeria Wadood, Almas Akram, Nida Rashid, Zeba Manzoor Hussain, Kainat Imtiaz, Faryal Awan, Armaan Khan, Sumaiya Siddiqui, Urooj Mumtaz Khan, Nazia Sadiq, Sabeen Abdul Samad, Masooma Junaid Farooqi, Qanita Jalil, Sadia Yousaf, Sania Iqbal Khan, Marina Iqbal, Sana Gulzar, Ayesha Qazi, Sukhan Faiz, Rabia Batool, Saima Jamil, Syeda Batool Fatima Naqvi, Asmavia Iqbal Khokhar, Rabia Shah, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz
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