Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has wants senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq to be included in the preliminary list of 30 probables for the ICC T20 World Cup and has conveyed the message to the selectors.
Well informed PCB sources said that Whatmore had sent a request to the national selection committee to consider Misbah again for the T20 format.
“Whatmore has requested the selectors from Sri Lanka to include Misbah’s name in the T20 World Cup preliminary squad that has to be sent to the ICC this week,” one source said.
The request comes just few weeks after the national selectors dropped Misbah from the national T20 team and the Board also replaced him as captain with Mohammad Hafeez.
Misbah was retained as captain of the one-day and Test sides with Hafeez leading the team in the two T20 matches against Sri Lanka recently.
However another source said that,”the selectors are not keen on having Misbah back in the T20 format and have informed Whatmore about this.”
Interestingly,another source said when the decision to replace him as captain and drop him from the team was conveyed to Misbah by the selectors and senior board official Intikhab Alam,he had reacted strongly.