Fit-again Imam returns to Pakistan ODI squad

Karachi: Fit-again Imam-ul-Haq was Friday included in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the One-Day series against New Zealand. Imam fractured his finger while fielding during the first Test against Australia last month and was sidelined for the second Test and the subsequent T20 series against Aussies and New Zealand.

After undergoing a surgery on his injured finger, Imam returned to action on Friday in the semi-final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy One-Day tournament in Lahore. Apart from Imam, they are no surprises in the squad that will play three ODIs against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Nov 7 and 9 and in Dubai on 11.

The national selectors have also included experienced all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez in the ODI squad after he got a lucky break and was called up as the 18th player for the Tests against Australia. Also recalled is left-arm pacer Junaid Khan, who was overlooked for Australia series after getting a chance in one match in the Asia Cup and bowling well against Bangladesh.

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