Lahore: Mohammad Amir, the pace spearhead, and Mohammad Hafeez, the allrounder, staged a comeback in Pakistan's Twenty20 International squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting next week.
Both men were included in a 16-man squad to be led by Sarfraz Ahmed. The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27 before the teams fly out to Lahore for the final game on October 29.
Amir suffered a shin injury during the second Test match in Dubai, which ruled him out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International series in the United Arab Emirates. His selection is subject to being declared fit, but the team management was confident that Amir would feature in the series.
Hafeez is also back after being dropped from the team which played a three-match T20I series against a World XI team in Lahore last month.
Aamir Yamin, the bowling allrounder, was also back in the team, coming in for the first time in two years, while Ahmed Shehzad, who has been out of form in the ongoing ODI series, was retained.
Pakistan T20I Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Amir Yamin, Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Umar Amin, Mohammad Amir (subject to fitness clearance).