Saqlain Mushtaq dropped from squad

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Shahrukh Khan

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Saqlain Mushtaq has been dropped from Pakistan's squad for the second Test at Lahore, which starts on April 5. Imran Nazir has been called up to replace him.

Nazir stroked four centuries during the ongoing first-class season, and was backed by Wasim Bari, the chairman of selectors: "Imran Nazir has been included in the side because he is in top form. We think he can make a difference to this Pakistan team that is more talented than the first Test results show.

"The defeat in the first Test is disappointing. But the Pakistan team is capable of bouncing back," Bari said. "All they need is to learn from their mistakes and revise their game plan."

Saqlain was dropped after an indifferent showing in the first Test at Multan. He dismissed Aakash Chopra, but was handled competently by the batsmen. At the end of the Test, his figures were 1 for 204 in 43 overs.

Squad Imran Farhat, Taufeeq Umar, Yasir Hameed, Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Yousuf Youhana, Abdul Razzaq, Moin Khan, Mohammad Sami, Shoaib Akhtar, Shabbir Ahmed, Imran Nazir, Misbah-ul-Haq, Danish Kaneria, Asim Kamal, Umar Gul, Shoaib Malik.

Posted 02 Apr 2004

MrDeath says
koi faida nahin.
Posted 03 Apr 2004

~Fragi~ says
well lets see kiya hota hai .. but imo us ko eik match aur dena chaiyee tha
Posted 04 Apr 2004

Saki says
WHAT...he's quite a good cud they do this...cchhhchhhh
Posted 05 Apr 2004

Xtreme says
Because his body language was that of a loser ! opss we lost but dont want real losers who dont care in the team!
Posted 08 Apr 2004

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