Pakistan Name 30-Man Preliminary ICC WT20 Squad
Pakistan have named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, leaving out current Test and One-Day International captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
Misbah played a key role during Pakistan's run to the final in 2007 but no longer features for the Twenty20 side, Mohammad Hafeez being named as captain earlier this year.
Wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal is also included despite not having played for his country since the 2011 World Cup. He appeared before a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Integrity Committee earlier this month.
Pakistan followed up their 2007 runners-up performance by winning the tournament in 2009 although they fell at the semi-final stage in 2010.
Pakistan preliminary ICC WT20 squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Imran Nazir, Shahzaib Hasan, Awais Zia, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Rameez Raja, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Raza Hasan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Shakeel Ansar
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