Pakistan give final chance to former captain Afridi
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan have given former captain Shahid Afridi a final opportunity in international cricket by including him in their team for one-day series in South Africa next month.
"Shahid Afridi should consider this is a final chance to hit form for Pakistan in limited overs' cricket," chief selector, Iqbal Qasim told a news conference in Lahore on Wednesday.
All-rounder Afridi, 32, who has played 349 one-day internationals, was named in both the 50 overs and Twenty20 squads after he was dropped in December for a one-day series against India due to poor form.
Pakistan, who trail South Africa 2-0 in their three-match test series, will play two Twenty20 matches and a five-match one-day series.
The selectors have also included left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz, former captain Shoaib Malik, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and his brother Umar in both squads.
(Editing by John Mehaffey)
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