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Ajmal back in Pakistan squad

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Karachi, April 3: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Friday med in the Pakistan cricket team for all three formats for the tour of Bangladesh starting April 17.

Ajmal was not in the tiol squad for the World Cup as he was undergoing remedial treatment after he was banned for illegal bowling action in September last year. His action has since been cleared by the Intertiol Cricket Council (ICC).

The 37-year-old has taken 446 wickets in 209 matches in all three formats of the game.

Wicket-keeper batsman Umar Akmal was dropped from all the three formats while opener Ahmed Shehzad was left out of the One-Day-Intertiols (ODI) and Test squads, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Veteran batsman Younis Khan was rested for the ODIs.

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who was injured during the World Cup, was not part of any of the squads.

Pacer Juid Khan returned to the Test and T20 squads after he missed the World Cup due to injury, while all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who also missed the World Cup, was picked for all three formats.

Opener sir Jamshed was also dropped for the ODIs after he played three matches in the World Cup, making scores of 4, 1 and 0. He last scored an ODI fifty in July 2013.

The tour will begun with a three-match ODI series starting April 17 followed by a Twenty20 match (T20) on April 24 and a two-match Test series.

The first Test begins on April 28 with the second match scheduled to start on May 6. IANS

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