Shehzad, Umar recalled for SL T20 series | Daily News

Shehzad, Umar recalled for SL T20 series

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday recalled opener Ahmed Shehzad and middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for the three-match Twenty20 International homes series against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday in Lahore.

The 16-member squad was announced for the T20 games being held at the Gaddafi Stadium. The second and third matches of the series will be played on Oct 7 and 9.

National team head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq had already said that both Shehzad and Umar would be part of the T20 series when he announced the team for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Shehzad, 27, last featured in a T20 International in June 2018 against Scotland while Umar’s last appearance in the same format was in September 2016 against West Indies.

The 29-year-old Umar, known for his chequered discipline record, has played 82 T20 Internationals in which he accumulated 1,690 runs at 26.82.

Young all-rounder Faheem Ashraf also made a comeback for the game’s shortest format. Faheem last featured in a T20 Interna¬tional against England at Cardiff in May this year.

Squad:

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Umar Akmal, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz.


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