Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too; Imad Wasim returns

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who had been eliminated for the test series against Australia, has also been left out of the Pakistan team for the subsequent three-round T20I, which begins on October 24 in Abu Dhabi.

Amir's recent form in international cricket is far from encouraging: he has lost the expertise in his last five ODIs, and has only taken three windows since the Champions Trophy final last year. Waqas Maqsood, a sailor from Faisalabad with a 30-year-old left arm, was summoned as a similar substitute for Amir.

Maqsood was rewarded for his impressive performances for Pakistan A against New Zealand A in the three -T20 series. He finished as the second best applicant, with five windows at 10.2 over an average of 8.80 and an economy rate of 4.25. In total, he has played 19 T20, taking 20 windows at an economy rate of 6.58, since his debut in 2011. Earlier this year, Maqsood had been the best contender in the Pakistan Cup of 50 out of 50, with 14 windows in five. games for Federal Areas.

Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Sohail, who had been part of the team for the triple T20I series in Zimbabwe, gave way to Imad and Babar Azam. Starter Sahibzada Farhan, who had bagged a duck in T20I's debut against Australia in Harare in July, kept his place in the team. He is the third starter in the team behind Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez.

Team T20I : Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz (capt & wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf


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