Agence France-PresseFebruary 23, 2013 08:00
Pakistan Saturday rested five of their key players in a bid to try out some youngsters for next month's Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Malaysia.
The six-nation tournament will be played in Ipoh, Malaysia, from March 9-16.
The 18-man Pakistan squad will be led by Mohammad Imran, but senior players Shakil Abassi, Mohammad Waseem, Kashif Shah, Mohammad Kashif and Rizwan Senior will be rested.
Coach Akhtar Rasool said the team is a blend of youth and experience.