Pakistan premier quick bowler Mohammad Amir has been ruled out of the forthcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka due to suffering from a leg injury. The left-arm quick seen going off the field with visible discomfort in his leg on Day 2 of the first Test played against Sri Lanka at Dubai.
Amir only send down two overs in the whole day as he was taken to hospital for further scans in order to assess his intensity of the injury. The pacer has been advised to take adequate rest for atleast three weeks.
Left-arm quick Usman Khan Shinwari is named replacement for Mohammad Amir in the one da squad for the series against Sri Lanka. Amir suffered an injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka as he was taken to hospital for further scans. He will be out of action for atleast three weeks.
Usman Khan has done well in the domestic cricket and produced a match-winning spell for his side to defeat Rawalpindi. He has made his debut for Pakistan in the T20 format and did not anything special in the games played so far. He played his initial games against Sri Lanka in the T20 series in 2013 in UAE but had to wait for his comeback at the international level.
The left-arm seamer played for Karachi Kings in the second edition of Pakistan Super League. He picked six wickets in the competition and has decent numbers to his name with 30 wickets at an average of 26.6 in the 50-over domestic cricket. The first game of the five-match one day series will be played on 13th October in Dubai.
Pakistan squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq