Pakistan excludes Yousuf
Pakistan on Tuesday left out experienced batsman Mohammad Yousuf from
their final 15-man squad for next month's cricket World Cup hosted by
India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The selectors also surprisingly deferred naming the squad's captain,
raising doubts over whether all-rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the side
after Pakistan's 2-1 defeat in the Twenty20 series against New Zealand
Thirty-six-year-old Yousuf was deemed not fit enough to warrant a
place in the squad. His future was thrown into doubt last week after he
was omitted from the one-day team due to play a six-match series in New
Zealand from January 22.
Squad: Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal,
Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Saeed
Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanveer, Ahmed