KARACHI - The Pakistan cricket selectors led by former test spinner Abdul Qadir has retained the 15 members of the first test for the second five day game and have also put Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanveer and Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rauf and Nasir Jamshed among the standbys. The second test will be played at Lahore from March 1. Qadir with his co-selectors Shoaib Muhammad and Salim Jaffer told a brief media briefing here Wednesday afternoon at the National Stadium that they have retained the 15 of the first test for the second game as well to provide further chance to the players. The selectors, he said had named five reserves to give more choice to the captain and the coach when they pick up the playing eleven. The captain and the coach after watching the pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium could have more choice to pick his team according to the needs from 15 and the five reserves, he said. The fifteen retained for the second test are: Younis Khan (captain), Salman Butt, Khurram Manzoor, Misbahul Haq, Shoaib Malik, Faisal Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Sohail Khan, Muhammad Talha, Danish Kaneria, Yasir Arafat, Ahmed Shahzad, Asim Kamal and Fawad Alam. When asked why his committee did not think of naming reserves at the first place, he said the selectors and other have had already seen the wicket so they felt no need for naming the reserves for Karachi. But as no one knew the nature of the wicket at Lahore, it was thought to expand the choice for the captain and if they after assessing the pitch felt, they could include any player they wanted. He said criticizing the pitch prepared for the first test at the National stadium was not proper and said only six hundred runs had been scored by the opposition and not six thousand .He said that was not the first time that a track had yielded so many runs. Even more runs had been scored elsewhere across the cricket world in tests but there was no criticism of those pitches. He also refused to criticize the performance of Danish Kaneria and said even more reputed spinner like Muralitharan also did not perform according to his reputation in the test. He did not agree with a question that time had come for a replacement of Kaneria. As the chief selector was speaking to the media, Danish Kaneria added two more second innings wickets to three he picked in first thus finishing the test with five wickets haul the highest by any of Pakistani or visiting bowlers in the test which ended in expected draw. He said the Kaneria and other players had been retained and given proper chance to prove. He said the PCB chairman had asked him and the coach Intikhab Alam to supervise the preparation of Gaddafi Stadium.