Amir, Azhar come back to ODI squad for NZ series

Muhammad Amir and Azhar Ali are set to come back to the Pakistan facet for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, set to start from January 6. Amir (shin injury) and Azhar (knee injury) have recovered from their several injuries that had dominated them out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka in Oct.

Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Imad Wasim (knee injury), and left-arm pacers Junaid Khan (foot stress fracture) and Usman Khan (back stress fracture) are dominated out of the series.

While Mohammad Nawaz, who last vie ODI in Jan, has are available in as a replacement for Imad, uncrowned pacer Aamer Yamin has additionally been enclosed. Ahmed Shehzad has been unseen of the aspect to accommodate Azhar.

The rest of the squad, led by Sarfraz Ahmed, wears an equivalent look to the one that beat Sri Lanka 5-0 within the UAE. aside from Yamin, Umar Amin and Sohaib Maqsood were additionally demanded a fitness check by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), however could not build it to the ultimate squad.

“The team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions and also the recent performances of some players within the domestic tournament,” Inzamam-ul-Haq, chief selector, said. “Azhar Ali makes a comeback to the ODI squad once being invigorated within the ODI series against Sri Lanka. he’s creating a comeback, having regained full fitness.

“Junaid Khan has been dominated out of the ODI squad as a result of a fracture in his right foot and doctors have suggested him to rest for 6 weeks. Aamir Yamin comes in to exchange the left arm pacer within the squad. Imad Wasim is once more feeling discomfort in his knee, and has been told to figure on his fitness within the NCA.”