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Shoaib Akhtar did not like the decision of the Pakistani selection committee to name Nasir Jamshed as the replacement for the injured Mohammad Hafeez in the World Cup squad.
According to Akhtar, Shoaib Malik should have got the nod ahead of Jamshed because of his experience of playing on bouncy pitches in the past.
Jamshed is a lot younger as compared to Malik and he has played most of his cricket in subcontinent only.
But, because of the fact that he would form a left-right pair with Ahmed Shehzad at the top of the order, the selectors got him in.
The captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, Misbah-ul-Haq is not going to play the limited-over formats of the game following the upcoming World Cup.
The 40-year old right hander would keep representing Pakistan in 5-day Cricket however.
There have been concerns over Misbah’s form in the recent times. He has not been scoring too many runs. He had even dropped himself on one occasion last year to give the other young batsmen in the team a look in.
He then occupied his place again in the games versus Black Caps, but, was forced out by a hammy injury.