It has been brought to my notice that you have announced the Pakistan squad for the ODIs against Sri Lanka.
As always, you have surprised me; both pleasantly as well as otherwise.
Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on finally putting Salman Butt out of his misery. You have done yourselves proud and I am sure that the entire country is unanimously happy with this decision of yours.
Even moreso because this brings Imran Nazir back into the fold!
We all just love him, don't we?
Although I feel that he is more of a T20 batsman, but anyone instead of Salman Butt is a welcome change.
You have also done well in maintaining your faith in Nasir Jamshed.
I understand that it is not your fault that he has had several injury problems in recent times; it is clear to me that he is your first choice ODI opener and I am glad to see this continuity.
But where is Ahmed Shehzad?
He had a good debut ODI series against Australia and now he is off the radar and doesn't even find himself a place as a reserve opener?
But coming back to the good things, I was pleased to see Umar Akmal's name in the 16-man squad that you announced.
That really made me feel good.
I had been talking about Umar's outstanding performances for Pakistan A during their tour to Australia; I had also mentioned that his inclusion in the Pakistan team was not far off.
This time you exceeded my expectations by inducting him in the senior side so quickly.
But then where you guys display great decisions, you also display some strange ones.
Why is Rana Naveed back in the team?
When he was dropped two years ago he was clearly out of form and not even close to the kind of bowler he was during that India tour in 2005-06.
His bowling had become wayward, he had lost his swing, he had lost his hair, and he looked more like a club bowler.
So what has changed since then? Why are we going back to him?
Where is Sohail Tanvir? Where is Sohail Khan? Where is Mohammad Talha? Where is Anwar Ali?
Why didn't you guys look to blood a promising, young, upcoming fast bowler instead of Rana?
Overall, however, I believe you have given Younis Khan a very good squad. It is up to him now to find the best XI and take them on to the field.
I feel it will be a difficult task chosing an XI from the squad, but that is something for another post.