LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) selection committee is expected to finalise the squad for the Bangladesh series today, with opening batsman Nasir Jamshed and the mercurial Umar Akmal set to get the axe after their World Cup flops.
Under the chairmanship of newly-appointed chief selector Haroon Rasheed, captains for all three formats will also be giving their input in the meeting at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
While it is expected that the limited-overs squads will wear a similar look to that of the World Cup team, Akmal and Jamshed are the two players who will most likely miss the Bangladesh trip.
During the World Cup, Akmal managed to score 164 runs in seven matches at an average of 23.42, whereas Nasir Jamshed could only manage to score five runs in three matches.
Left-arm pace bowler Sohail Tanvir may also be dropped despite giving a good performance in the Twenty20 format against New Zealand in December 2014.
The meeting of top PCB officials in Lahore is also expected to devise new central contracts for players.
Pakistan is to play two Test matches, three One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International against Bangladesh, for which team’s training camp is likely to commence from April 6.