LAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to find new talent after the seniors flopped in the Champions Trophy. With Shoaib Akhtar already out of contention for a place in the team for this months ODI series against New Zealand, the PCB selection committee is looking at options other than senior players like Misbahul Haq, Rana Naved, Umar Gul, Imran Nazir and the likely chance is that Mohammad Yousuf would also be rested for the Test series later next month. It has been learnt that the selection committee will meet to finalise the team for the New Zealand series to be played at Dubai and Abu Dhabi later during the second round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The national cricket selection committee will watch the national team players as well as other Quaid-e-Azam Trophy players before finalising team for the one-day and Twenty20-match series. The three-match One-day International (ODI) series between Pakistan and New Zealand teams will be held from November 3 in United Arab Emirates (UAE), followed by two T20 matches. That is why we have asked all the senior and Pakistan team players to play in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, it is mandatory, Qasim, a former Test spinner, said. Iqbal Qasim, chairman national selection committee, said that the selection committee have been asked to closely watch the performances of every individual player during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, beginning from October 10. They have been asked to cover all the stations and watch closely all the players of the national team, under-19 players and other individuals, he added. He also made it clear that the selection of national team depends upon their performance in the countrys premier ODI tournament. But reports suggested that the selection committee has already prepared a list of 25 probables that does not include Shoaib Akhter and Misbah-ul-Haq. It is also likely that Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Muhammad Yousuf will be replaced by young players as per rotation policy. The success of youngsters Umar Akmal and Mohammad Aamer has bolstered the argument that Pakistan cricket is in dire need of fresh blood. But Qasim said the selectors would not panic and start dropping the senior players. That is not going to happen but yes, we do want a gradual induction of some new players and we also want to have another look at players who have been dropped from the team recently, he added. The selection of Mohammad Asif remains unclear until the board gets clearance from the Dubai authorities that he can play in the emirates following his 19-day detention in Dubai last year in a drug possession case. Captain Younus Khan has also struggled in the Champions trophy, managing 53 runs in four matches and his form will also be a big concern for the selectors, who would keep a close watch on him in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy starting from October 10. Discarded openers Salman Butt and Imran Farhat, who recently resigned from the Indian Cricket League, are in the running for a comeback to the team for the series against New Zealand. We want to test the form and fitness of every player in the first two rounds of the Quaid Trophy, Qasim said.