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'Unfit' Mohammad Amir picked for Sri Lanka T20s

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 October 2017, 10:30 IST

Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir, who has been struggling with a shin injury, has been named in the squad for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.

Amir, who has been an automatic selection for Pakistan in all three formats of the game since his return to international cricket, had hurt his right shin during the second Test in Abu Dubai.

The left-arm pacer has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan following complaints of pain in his right shin.

However, he has been picked in the T20 squad after rehab in the hope that he will recover in time. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side.

Meanwhile, veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who had been omitted from the squad that played the three-match T20 series against the World XI, has been included in the 16-member squad.

Umar Amin, Faheem Ashraf and Aamer Yamin, among the players brought in for the World XI series, retain their spots.

The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on 26-27 October before teams fly to Lahore for the final game on October 29.

Earlier on 16 October, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed their team will tour Lahore for the third and final T20I.

Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Amir (subject to fitness clearance), Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Umar Amin.


First published: 18 October 2017, 10:30 IST