Pakistan ODI Squad For Sri Lanka Announced: Imam-ul-Haq Replaces Azhar Ali

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15 members ODI squad led by wicket keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmad for the five match ODI series against Sri Lanka in the UAE.

Chief Selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq, after consultation with Head Coach Micky Arthur and captain Sarfaraz Ahmad, announced the 15 man squad. Middle order batsman, Azhar Ali, has been left out of the squad which played in the Champions Trophy.

Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said:

The victorious Champions Trophy team has been retained, except Azhar Ali, who has been rested for the ODI series to gain full fitness.

Young left handed batsman Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq, has been added as the replacement for Azhar.

Imam-ul-haq has been among leading run scorers in the domestic circuit for some time. During his time at Pakistan Under 19 Cricket team Imam has been the top performer. He has been knocking on the selectors’ doors eventually forcing the selection.

Imam-ul-Haq has been selected in the squad, keeping his performance in the domestic circuit, and to give a chance to a youngster in home conditions.

The ODI series will commence from 13th October and will end on 23rd.

ODI SQUAD:

  • Ahmed Shehzad,
  • Fakhar Zaman,
  • Mohammad Hafeez,
  • Babar Azam,
  • Shoaib Malik,
  • Sarfraz Ahmed (capt),
  • Imad Wasim,
  • Shahdab Khan,
  • Faheem Ashraf,
  • Hasan Ali,
  • Mohammed Amir,
  • Ruman Raees,
  • Junaid Khan,
  • Haris Sohail,
  • Imam-ul-Haq.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.


  • fawwad alam again left out, faheem ashraf only making tours, what a lovely selection!

  • We don,t have any better option than this 74 strike rate which imam have.
    shame on you inzi you were legend but now you are doing blunders by this type of selection.
    you are not selecting guys who have better average and strike rate. once again shame on you.(koi sharm hoti hy koi haya hoti hy).

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