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15-Mar-2017 12:10:00 GMT
Pakistan in West Indies 2016-17

Pakistan recalls Kamran for ODIs and T20s

Lahore: Pakistan on Wednesday recalled opener Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal in squads for the four-match Twenty20 and three-match one-day series in the West Indies starting later this month.

Both batsmen earned their recalls on the back of solid performances in the recently held Pakistan Super League (PSL) where they played for opposing sides in the final.

The limited overs squads will be led by Sarfraz Ahmed, who will also keep wicket, with the first Twenty20 in Barbados on March 26. The remaining three matches will be played in Port of Spain on March 30, April 1 and 2.

The one-day matches are scheduled for April 7, 9 and 11 -- all in Guyana.

Shehzad was dropped from the Twenty20 and one-day squad after former head coach Waqar Younis described him as "undisciplined" following Pakistan's World Twenty20 failure in India last year.

But he has since shown good domestic form, scoring 653 and 286 in two one-day tournaments.

The 35-year-old Akmal last played for Pakistan in the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and has also shown remarkable form to regain his place, finishing as top scorer in PSL with 353 runs.

The limited over series will be followed by three Tests for which a squad will be announced later.

Twenty20 International squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk) Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari

One-day squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Fahim Ashraf, Junaid Khan

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