The Champions Trophy winners Pakistan have announced their 15-member squad for the five-match One Day International series against Sri Lanka. Uncapped Imam-ul-Haq who is the nephew of chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq has been included in the squad.
Pakistan has almost retained the same squad that featured for them in the Champions Trophy with only veteran batsman Azhar Ali and fast bowler Wahab Riaz missing out. The 21-year old southpaw opener Imam-ul-Haq has impressed everyone with his recitals and thus has been given the chance for the first time in the Pakistan squad.
Pakistan will like to continue their Champions Trophy form
Pakistan has lost the first Test match against Sri Lanka and would aim to make a comeback in the second match. The first match of the One-Day series will kick start on 13 October in Dubai. This would be a first time in the ODI setup that the Pakistan team will take the field after their emphatic Champions Trophy win.
The second and third One-Dayer will be played in Abu Dhabi on 16th and 18th October respectively after which both the teams would move to Sharjah for the final two matches on 20th and 23rd October.
The Sri Lankan team will be without their veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga who has been dropped and former skipper Angelo Mathews has also been ruled out due to a calf injury in the right leg. Pakistan was able to beat Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy encounter.
Here is the Pakistan squad for five ODIs against Sri Lanka: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Ruman Raees, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq