Pak team arrives in Lanka

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

The Pakistani cricket team arrived in the Sri Lankan capital to take part in the six-nation Asia Cup.

Pak team arrives in Lanka

Colombo:

The Pakistani cricket team arrived in the Sri Lankan capital to take part in the six-nation Asia Cup. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong will contest the Asia Cup between July 16 and August 1. Star attraction The main attraction in the Pakistani team was fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, whose coming to Sri Lanka was not certain. Akhtar joined the Pakistani training camp on July 5 and went through a strenuous fitness test. Opening batsman Imran Nazir also returned to the national squad after a nine-month break dating back to the South African tour of Pakistan in October 2004. Vice captain Yousuf Youhana, Younis Khan, skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan form a strong middle-order batting line-up. Paceman Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammad Sami will supplement Akhtar in the pace department, while Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik are the two all-rounders. Pakistan plays Bangladesh in their first match on Saturday. Team: Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Yousuf Youhana, Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed, Imran Nazir, Younis Khan, Moin Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik, Rana Naveed-ul-Hasan, Mohammad Sami, Shoaib Akhtar, Shabbir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria. (AP)

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