Ahmed in favour of Pakistan fielding Shadab and Shah together

Ahmed in favour of Pakistan fielding Shadab and Shah together

Ahmed in favour of Pakistan fielding Shadab and Shah together

The West Indies and Pakistan will aim to consolidate their positions in their bid to qualify directly for the ICC World Cup 2019 when they will feature in a three-match ODI series starting in Guyana on Friday.

"The Test team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in the West Indies and the recent performances of players during the domestic and worldwide season.The team is a fine blend of experience and youth, and we believe that team will do well", the Express Tribune quoted Inzamam as saying. Mushtaq Ahmed, who played alongside Abdul Qadir, Shahid Afridi and Danish Kaneria, believed the 18-year-old would gain invaluable learnings playing with Yasir, who has established himself as Pakistan's finest and one of the best in the world now.

"However, a consensus has been reached that the Test matches against West Indies will be his last series", Khan said.

"Two leg-spinners against a western team will have a positive impact", Ahmed said.

Another left-handed opener, Shan Masood, also made it to the test squad after being ignored for the last two test series against New Zealand and Australia.

From the 17 players called up for Pakistan's recent Test series in Australia, seven have been left out of this 16-man party, announced on Wednesday.

Inzamam said Shadab had performed better than predicted. However, the 28-year-old today took to Twitter to clear the air, saying, "Just to clear up a obvious misunderstanding, I was omitted from the ODI squad, hence my early arrival for IPL".

"Shadab could learn, too, by staying with Yasir, like I learnt from Qadir bhai (brother) and then Danish (Kaneria) learnt from me when I was his senior".

Those hoping for Pakistan Test team captain Misbah-ul-Haq to further continue serving the team for a longer period has some disappointing news to digest.

"The Test team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in the West Indies and the recent performances of players during the domestic and global season", Inzamam said. "Pakistan has not won a test series in the West Indies and I am sure it will be his target and also finish his career on a high".

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