Inzamam and Yousuf included in Pakistan squad

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KARACHI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Pakistani selectors have included former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq in the squad for the second test against South Africa in Lahore from October 8.

Chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed said Inzamam and senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf would play.

''Inzamam and Yousuf should add depth to the batting line-up for an important test,'' he said.

Pakistan lost the first test by 160 runs today.

Yousuf pulled out of the Karachi test at the last moment saying he was not match fit after having not played any cricket or trained since early August.

But the selector said Yousuf had remained with the team and trained with them. He said Inzamam had also been training and had just returned after playing for English county side Yorkshire.

Inzamam has announced he will retire from test cricket after Lahore. He retired from one-day internationals in March this year.

''We will try to make it a great test for Inzamam and I hope he gets a hundred or two hundreds in the match,'' Pakistan's Australian coach Geoff Lawson said.

''There is no doubt he is one of the greats not just for Pakistan but in the world and he deserves a big send off.'' Pakistan squad: Shoaib Malik (captain), Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Salman Butt, Taufiq Umar, Faisal Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Misbah-ul-Haq and Rao Iftikhar.

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