Uncapped Imam-ul-Haq included in Pakistan squad for SL ODIs




Imam-ul-Haq recently scored a century for Habib Bank against FATA in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Imam-ul-Haq just lately scored a century for Habib Bank towards FATA in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy © Getty

Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Pakistan‘s chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq, has received his maiden ODI simply call up for the 5-match series towards Sri Lanka in the UAE.

The 21-yr-outdated still left-handed opener just lately scored a century for Habib Bank towards FATA in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy – Pakistan’s to start with-course competition – and had also amazed in matches towards Nepal and Hong Kong in March, registering 3-determine scores towards each teams playing for Pakistan Under-23.

Azhar Ali, the previous ODI captain, has been still left out of the 15-member squad although Wahab Riaz as well wasn’t regarded as. Imam changing Azhar was the only modify from Pakistan’s Champions Trophy squad, which was pruned to 15 after Wahab was ruled out of the tournament mid-way due to an ankle injuries.

The 5-match series towards Sri Lanka, which commences on October 13 in Dubai, is the to start with ODI assignment for the Sarfraz Ahmed-led aspect considering that their Champions Trophy triumph. The 2nd and 3rd ODIs, scheduled for October 16 and 18, will be played in Abu Dhabi following which the teams will go to Sharjah for the last two matches on October 20 and 23.

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

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