Pakistan have named Mohammad Amir in their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in India.
The 23-year-old paceman has played two one-day internationals and three Twenty20s for Pakistan since returning from a five-year ban for spot-fixing.
The Pakistan party includes four uncapped players in T20Is – fast bowler Rumman Raees, all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz plus batsmen Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam – the quartet having recently represented their A side against England Lions in Dubai.
Batsman Ahmed Shehzad and paceman Umar Gul are the big-name omissions from the squad, while Yasir Shah has been banned for three months for breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-doping code.
Chief selector Haroon Rashid said: “The T20 team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions during Asia Cup and World T20 and the recent performances of some players in domestic and A Team tours.
“The team is a fine blend of experience and youth and the selectors believe that team will do well in both tournaments.”
Pakistan squad: Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees.