Amir denied time off, included in T20 and ODI squads for Zimbabwe tour

Mohammad Amir denied time off included T20 ODI squads Zimbabwe Australia Pakistan tri-series cricket

Mohammad Amir was included in both the Twenty20 and ODI squads, despite asking for time off after the tour of Ireland and England

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Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir has been included in both the Twenty20 and ODI sides for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, even though he requested some time off following the national team’s tour of Ireland and England.

However, head coach Mickey Arthur refused to allow him to miss the tour, which consists of a T20 tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia, and a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

For Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad, uncapped opener Sahibzada Farhan has replaced fellow opening batman Ahmed Shehzad.

Batsman Babar Azam has also been left out as he continues to recover from the fractured forearm he sustained in the first Test against England at Lord’s.

However, he has been included in the ODI squad, but his participation in the five-match series, which begins on July 13, will be assessed later.

Asif Ali and Hussain Talat retained their spots in the Twenty20 team, while Asif also received his maiden call-up to the ODI squad.

Veteran batsman Azhar Ali was omitted from the ODI team, meaning that Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are likely to open the batting for Pakistan.

Left-arm seamer Junaid Khan, who last played international cricket in October 2017, has also returned to the side.

Spinner Yasir Shah will also make his return after recovering from a hip bone stress fracture.

Pakistan’s T20 Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan

Pakistan’s ODI Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam (subject to fitness), Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan*, Usman Khan*, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail

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