Pakistani selectors have left out experienced allrounder Mohammad Hafeez and mis-firing opener Kamran Akmal from the 16-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against a World XI next month.
Hafeez and Kamran were part of Pakistan’s squad for the tour of the West Indies in March this year, but were unable to keep their spot due to lack of performances.
Also out from that squad are Sohail Tanveer and Wahab Riaz.
Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq believed the series will give youngsters a chance to mature.
“The squad is a combination of the fine blend of youth and senior players. It would be good for the young players to get a chance to play on the home ground and perform in front of the local public”, said Inzamam.