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Malik and Farhat axed for Asia Cup

Malik and Farhat axed for Asia Cup

Former captain Shoaib Malik was among three players dropped as Pakistan's new selection committee made major changes Saturday in naming a squad for this month's Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
Malik, opening batsman Imran Farhat and wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal were all dropped as the selectors reacted to a 4-0 whitewash by England in last month's one-day series.
Chief selector Iqbal Qasim, who was only appointed last week, said "the best possible" 15-man squad has been picked despite just one day's consultation with captain Misbah-ul-Haq and fellow selectors.
Batsman Nasir Jamshed was recalled 2-1/2 years after his most recent international while Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Akmal.
Fast bowler Junaid Khan was ruled out by a knee injury he sustained during the one-dayers against England.