Pakistan Recall Fawad, Kamran, Malik

Umar Gul, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal
Umar Gul, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal are in Pakistan's ICC World Twenty20 squad
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Pakistan have named their squads for the Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20, handing recalls to Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik.

Akmal and Malik are named in the ICC World Twenty20 squad while Fawad is back in the One-Day International squad for the Asia Cup.

Both tournaments are to be held in Bangladesh.

Pakistan are the reigning Asia Cup champions and have dropped batsmen Asad Shafiq and Haris Sohail to make way for Fawad while Sohail Tanvir also misses out from the squad which took on Sri Lanka recently.

Fast bowler Mohammad Talha is in and Umar Gul, now back to full fitness, is also included.

Fawad last played ODI cricket in November 2010, and has scored 603 runs in 27 matches with four half-centuries.

Pakistan play Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup, which begins on 25th February with the final on 8th March.

Pakistan have reached at least the semi-finals of all four previous ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, going on to win in 2009.

Sohail is also dropped from the Twenty20 squad with Anwar Ali, Umar Amin and Usman Shinwari also missing out as Akmal, Malik and Talha come in.

Pakistan take on Australia, India, the West Indies and a qualifier once the tournament begins on 16th March.

Pakistan Asia Cup squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Abdur Rehman, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul

Pakistan ICC World Twenty20 squad: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar

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