Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir has been ruled out of the upcoming One-Day International series against Sri Lanka to be played in the United Arab Emirates.
The decision follows after he suffered a shin injury during the opening day's play in the ongoing Test against the same opposition in Dubai.
Amir left the field during his 17th over at the stroke of stumps and was kept under observation overnight. Even though the 25-year-old did return to bowl on day two, he once again left the field with discomfort after bowling just three overs.
A statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that Amir underwent a scan and will need rest for about two to three weeks.
"The fast bowler has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan today following complains of pain in his right shin," a PCB statement said.
"Amir will not bowl in the ongoing Test match at the Dubai Cricket Stadium but would be available to bat."
Meanwhile, the selectors have named uncapped Usman Khan Shinwari as the replacement for Amir in the ODIs to follow. The 23-year-old has played four T20Is with two out of it coming in the recently concluded series against World XI at home but is yet to make an appearance in the other two formats.
Pakistan squad for ODIs:
Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Ruman Raees, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq
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