KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced their 16-man squad for the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.
The Shahid Afridi led side saw young middle-order batsman Umar Akmal brought into the squad after being overlooked for the ODIs against the Islanders.
Muhammad Hafeez was also selected as a specialist batsman despite facing a 12-month long bowling ban by the International Cricket Council.
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Youngsters, Nouman Anwar and Imad Wasim were also given a chance to prove their talent while the inclusion of Wahab Riaz was subjected to his match fitness after he incurred an injury during the Tests against Sri Lanka.
Squad: Shahid Afridi (captain), Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shahzad, Nouman Anwar, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Hafeez, Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Ziaul Haq/Wahab Riaz (subject to fitness)