Pakistan call up uncapped Rafatullah for India pre-series camp
DateLine: 3rd January 2006
Pakistan included uncapped opener Rafatullah Mohmand in their provisional squad of 18 players for a pre-India series camp starting this week, the Pakistan Cricket Board said Monday.
Mohmand, 29, scored 444 runs including three hundreds in Pakistan's premier domestic cricket tournament, the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, last year and has particularly impressed Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq.
He also scored an impressive 55 against England in a limited overs practice match last month.
There were also recalls for fit-again paceman Umar Gul and opener Yasir Hameed for the tune-up camp starting from January 5.
Gul played last of his five Tests against India two years ago before being sidelined due to a back problem.
Pakistan Monday announced a final itinerary for the Indian team's tour, which includes three Tests and five one-day games.
India are scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on January 5 and the first Test in Lahore starts on January 13.
(Article: Copyright © 2006 AFP)