Misbah ul Haq has been appointed as captain for two ODI match series against Ireland. Ijaz Butt told media that the test captain of Pakistan team Misbah ul Haq has also been appointed as captain for ODI. Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan are also in 16 men squad.
Misbah is almost 37 years old, he will celebrate his 37th birthday on May 28 2011. It’s very strange decision from PCB chief Ijaz Butt. Misbah is playing his end years while Afridi has many years to play cricket.
Few days back Awamiweb reported that PCB is set to remove Shahid Afridi and Misbah is strong candidate for captaincy. String protest expected from Afridi’s fans against this decision.
Squad for Ireland series: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain),Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez Taufeeq Umar, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Salman (wicket keeper), Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Hammad Azam, Tanvir Ahmed, Junaid Khan