Allrounder Mohammad Hafeez returns to Pakistan’s squad for the three T20Is against Sri Lanka, which begin on October 26. Hafeez had been omitted from the squad that played Pakistan’s previous T20I assignment: the home series against the World XI. He has been a part of Pakistan’s squad for the ongoing ODIs against Sri Lanka.
Mohammad Amir, who is recovering from a stress-related injury of his right shin, has been picked subject to fitness. He had first shown signs of the injury during the second Test against Sri Lanka in the first week of October, and a subsequent MRI scan revealed the injury to his right shin and he was advised two to three weeks’ rest.
Umar Amin, Faheem Ashraf and Aamer Yamin, among the players brought in for the World XI series, retain their spots. The only player to miss out from the squad which played the World XI is pacer Sohail Khan.
Pakistan won that series – a landmark one which mark the return of top-flight cricket to Pakistan for the first time since March 2009 – by two games to one.
The first two T20Is will be played Abu Dhabi, before the teams move to Lahore to play the much-anticipated final game on October 29.
Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir (subject to fitness), Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Umar Amin
In: Mohammad Hafeez
Out: Sohail Khan
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo