April 21, 2009

Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI 2009: Pakistan Squad for Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium

Pakistan has announced probable eleven men squad for the first One-day cricket that is going to take place on 22 April 2009 in UAE. Pakistan lost the last two ODI along side Sri Lanka. Two names are seems new in the 11 man squads. Saeed Ajmal is an oldest man but debuted to international cricket is not old. Rest of the names is well known to all but Shoaib Akhtar who was ruled out from the international cricket for misbehave with the teammate and breaking the rules.

1st ODI cricket - Pakistan v Australia on Wed April 22, 2009

14:30 local, 10:30 GMT

Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium 

Pakistan Squad (probable) 1 Salman Butt, 2 Nasir Jamshed, 3 Younis Khan, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Kamran Akmal (wk), 8 Sohail Tanvir, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Shoaib Akhtar, 11 Saeed Ajmal.  

Nasir Jamshed is a young player in Pakistan side. He just played 9 ODIs and his strike rate is very high of 103.62. From the nine matches he cashed 343 runs and highest scored is 74. He debuted with international cricket alongside Zimbabwe 21 January 2008 and scored 61runs and the last match was along with Bangladesh on 4 July 2008 scored 52 runs and was not-out. I am confused why he was kept out long time from the international cricket.