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Pakistan's Imad Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of New Zealand T20Is

Sohaib was under consideration due to his fine form in domestic cricket but got ruled out because of his back problem.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 10, 2018 23:50 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Imad Wasim in action during a cricket match

After losing first two ODIs of the five-match series to New Zealand, Pakistan suffered another blow on Wednesday as their two players all-rounder Emad Wasim and batsman Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of the the T20I series, due to injuries.

Chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq while naming a 15-member squad for the three match T20 series in New Zealand said Wasim is yet to recover completely from a knee injury, while Maqsood was also ruled out with a back problem.

"Both Emad and Sohaib have been told to work on their fitness at the National Cricket Academy under supervision of the PCB medical panel," Inzamam said.

Emad also missed the ODI series due to the knee problem.

He said Sohaib was under consideration due to his fine form in domestic cricket but got ruled out because of his back problem.

Due to the fitness issues faced by Emad and Sohaib, Inzamam said that batsmen, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Amin had been included in Pakistans T20 squad.

"The rest of the players are the same, who are presently representing Pakistan in the ongoing one-day series," he added.

Shehzad replaces Azhar Ali who is playing the five match ODI series in which Pakistan are 2-0 down while Umar Amin replaces Imam-ul-Haq.

Pakistan T20I squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Aamir Yamin, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Aamir, Hassan Ali, Rumman Raees, Muhammad Nawaz, Umar Amin

(With PTI inputs)

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