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    Tanvir to lead Pakistan A

    Tanvir, who has been sidelined from Pakistan duty because of fitness problems and indifferent form.

    Karachi: Pakistan's out-of-favour Test all-rounder Sohail Tanvir has been appointed the captain of its second string team that will take on Afghanistan in a ground-breaking one-day series to be held later this month.

    Tanvir, who has been sidelined from Pakistan duty because of fitness problems and indifferent form, will lead a 15-man Pakistan A squad that includes a number of players who have either played or are knocking at the doors of international cricket.

    Pakistan A will play a series of three one-day matches against the visiting Afghans (May 25, First one-day at Faisalabad D/N; May 27, Second one-day at Rawalpindi; May 29, Third one-day at Abbottabad - the place where Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces earlier this month).

    Pakistan A squad: Sohail Tanveer (captain), Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Sharjeel Khan, Umer Amin, Naveed Yasin, Usman Salahuddin, Rameez Raja, Mansoor Amjad, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Muhammad Talha, Sadaf Hussain.