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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 June 2007, 13:43 GMT 14:43 UK
Shoaib fit for games in Scotland
Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib has suffered from knee and ankle problems in recent years
Paceman Shoaib Akhtar and batsman Younis Khan have been named in Pakistan's 15-man squad for one-day matches against India and Scotland.

Injury-plagued Shoaib missed the World Cup because of a hamstring injury but proved his fitness at a training camp.

Younis turned down the captaincy and opted to play for Yorkshire rather than take part in a one-day series against Sri Lanka, but is back in favour.

They face Scotland in Edinburgh on 1 July and India in Glasgow on 3 July.

"Shoaib has bowled with fire and showed his fitness in the training camp. It is a good omen for Pakistan cricket that he is back," said chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed.

"Younis made himself available for the coming matches since he is already in England and given his experience we had no hesitation in selecting him."


Pakistan squad: Shoaib Malik (capt); Shahid Afridi; Younis Khan; Mohammad Yousuf; Yasir Hameed; Fawad Alam; Salman Butt; Imran Nazir; Abdul Razzaq; Kamran Akmal; Shoaib Akhtar; Mohammad Sami; Mohammad Asif; Umar Gul; Iftikhar Anjum



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