Pakistan axe Jamshed and Amin for Sri Lanka ODIs

December 13, 2013 - 9:16:11 am

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan left out opener Nasir Jamshed and middle-order batsman Umar Amin from their 15-man squad for the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka starting in Sharjah from Wednesday.

Jamshed and Amin were part of the squad which beat South Africa 2-1 away last month -- Pakistan’s first-ever win against the Proteas.

The 24-year-old Jamshed scored two and 24 in the two matches he played of the series while Umar Amin made 25 in his only appearance.

They beat Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 on Wednesday and will complete the two-match series today before starting the one-day leg.

The second one-day will be in Dubai on December 20, the third in Sharjah on the 22nd while the fourth and fifth one-days will be played in Abu Dhabi on the 25th and 27th respectively.

Pakistan will also play three Tests against Sri Lanka for which a squad will be named later.

Pacemen Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan were not considered as both are recuperating from injuries.

There was also no place for veterans Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq -- who both had to return from South Africa after injuries.

Sharjeel Khan, 24-year-old opener who is also part of the Twenty20 squad, earned a place in the one-day team for the first time, replacing Jamshed.

Meanwhile Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal vowed his team would come back hard at Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai today to keep their world number one ranking intact.

Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets in a thrilling last-over finish in the first match on Wednesday.

If Pakistan, currently fourth, win today they will displace Sri Lanka as number one team in the Twenty20 rankings.

But Chandimal said his team was working hard to bounce back.

Squad: Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti.

AFP

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