Malik back on Misbah appeal

Malik back on Misbah appeal

Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik was dropped from the limited-overs squad for the series against England only to be drafted back hours later after a request from captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday.

Malik's struggles on the tours of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh led to his axing from the Test squad in the United Arab Emirates and selectors ignored him once again before Misbah's intervention.

"On the request of Pakistan team captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, the national selection committee has agreed to send Malik to join the squad for the ODI and T20 matches," the PCB statement said. All-rounder Shahid Afridi returned to the one-day squad.

Pakistan one-day squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Younus Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafique, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman.

Twenty 20 squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Ovais Zia, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafique, Adnan Akmal, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman.