Pakistan Cricket Board today announced their squads for T20Is and ODIs to be played in the West Indies this month. Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi and busy middle order batsman Umar Akmal have been recalled to the Pakistani team.
The Indian team’s capitulation in the first T20 against Pakistan at Bangalore was reassertion of the fact that they are struggling with their game big time, in all departments of the game and in all formats of the sport.
Pakistan clinched a thrilling victory over India in the first T20I at a packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Chasing just 134, Pakistan were rocked by a triple blow early in their innings by debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar who swung the ball both the ways for terrific returns of 4-0-9-3.
A day after insisting that former captain Shoaib Malik would not accompany the Pakistan team immediately to Zimbabwe, the cricket Board here on Sunday did a U-turn and announced his inclusion in the full squad.