LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee is et to call discarded batsmen Yasir Hameed, all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Fawad Alam for the Australia One-day series to be played in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from August 28, to strengthen the national team’s batting line up that lacks firepower, it has been learnt.Sources revealed that in the first stage the selectors will recall discarded opener Yasir Hameed, middle-order batsman Fawad Alam and Shoaib Malik in the one-day squad.Shoaib Malik has been named in the national T20 squad for the Australia series and Twenty20 World Cup but the selectors are yet to announce the One-day squad for the Australia series. Yasir Hameed has not been selected to play for Pakistan since 2010 and Fawad has also been out of favour with the selectors. One source said the selectors were concerned with the inconsistent form of the batsmen barring the exception of youngsters Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.“Their feeling is that the time is right to start planning ahead to stabilise the batting line-up in the ODI and Test formats,” the source added. “Basically, the selectors feel that the batsmen are not showing consistency in their batting and are not getting big scores as was the requirement of the team. The planning is to not only recall some discarded players like Yasir Hameed and Fawad Alam but also give more responsibility to Shoaib Malik and also try out some new faces,” the source stated.The source said the selectors were worried since Pakistan will travel to South Africa for a full series early next year. “The idea is to start rebuilding the batting line up by adding fresh players. That is one reason why the selectors have also picked the top performers of the last domestic season to attend a conditioning camp at the national cricket academy,” the source said. Yasir Hameed, who has played 25 Tests and 56 ODIs, was not considered for selection after he was involved in the News of the World interview when Pakistan were touring England in 2010.Meanwhile, a PCB committee has recommended that wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal and M Sami be offered central contracts for the year 2012, it has been learnt.A source revealed that the committee headed by Intikhab Alam, had recommended that Akmal, fast bowlers Sami and M Talha should be offered central contracts. All these players were ignored when new contracts were offered in May.“A decision on offering central contracts to additional players will be announced after the approval of Chairman PCB Zaka Ashraf after his return from abroad, currently on vacations in the United States,” one source said. Sami’s exclusion from the contract had caused a big debate in Pakistani cricket circles in May as at that time, he was recalled to the national team for the tour of Sri Lanka but ignored for contracts. Kamran was recalled to the T20 side for the coming series against Australia and the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.The wicket-keeper batsman in the past has been given category A contracts. The Board pays a monthly retainer of 313,000 rupees to the category A players, 218,000 to the B category players and 125,000 to the C category players.