Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the One-Day International squad for five-match series against Sri Lanka on Friday, where selectors’ panel, led by Inzamam-ul-Haq, named uncapped 21-year-old Imam-ul-Haq in the 15-member team.
Imam was in good touch with the bat as he notched up a ton while playing for Habib Bank in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He also managed three-figure scores for Pakistan U-23 against Nepal and Hong Kong both.
Thus, he replaced former skipper Azhar Ali in the team. Wahab Riaz has been dropped as well from the ODI team.
Pakistan’s last One-Day assignment was during the Champions Trophy, where they came victorious after beating arch-rivals India in the finals.
The series against Sri Lanka will be played from October 13 to 23 across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Pakistan squad: 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