Pakistan Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2013
Shahid Afridi was left out of Pakistan's squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on Monday after the allrounder's poor one-day international form during the past year. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim believes Afridi could still make a comeback to international cricket if the veteran of 354 ODIs lifts his game. Fast bowler Asad Ali is the only uncapped player in the 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy.
The squad includes six specialist batsmen, with experienced captain Misbah-ul-Haq forming the nucleus of the middle order. Offspinner Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are the allrounders, while Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman are the specialist spinners. Click here to check full Squad of Pakistan team for ICC Champions Trophy 2013