Pakistan Drop Jamshed & Amin

Nasir Jamshed is stumped
Nasir Jamshed (left) has been dropped following a poor run of form at the top of the order
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Pakistan have dropped batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Umar Amin for the five-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka, replacing them with Sharjeel Khan and Haris Sohail.

The squad is otherwise unchanged from the one that finished the recent three-match series in South Africa, in which Pakistan performed admirably, winning 2-1 to take their first ever ODI series win in the country.

Amin scored 25 runs in the one game he played in the series while Jamshed managed just 26 in two matches.

Left-handed Sharjeel recently made his international debut for Pakistan in the Twenty20 International against Afghanistan, retaining his place for the opening game of this series against Sri Lanka.

Sohail, meanwhile, has played four ODIs and a Twenty20 International, all of them coming this year; three against the West Indies and one against Zimbabwe.

Both Sharjeel and Sohail are part of the Twenty20 International squad so will stay in the United Arab Emirates following tomorrow's (13th December) second and final Twenty20 game.

Misbah-ul-Haq continues to lead the squad.

The first ODI is in Sharjah on 18th December with Dubai and Abu Dhabi also hosting matches. The final game in Abu Dhabi on 27th December precedes a three-Test series between the two sides.

Pakistan ODI squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez (vice-captain), Abdur Rehman, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Haris Sohail, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal (wicket-keeper)

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Fixtures & Results

8th December: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Sharjah
PAK 138-4 beat AFG 137-8 by 6 wickets
11th December: 1st T20I, Dubai
PAK 146-7 beat SRI 145-5 by 3 wickets
13th December: 2nd T20I, Dubai
SRI 211-3 beat PAK 187 by 24 runs
18th December: 1st ODI, Sharjah
PAK 322-5 beat SRI 311 by 11 runs
20th December: 2nd ODI, Dubai
SRI 287-8 beat PAK 284-4 by 2 wickets
22nd December: 3rd ODI, Sharjah
PAK 326-5 beat SRI 213 by 113 runs
25th December: 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi
PAK beat SRI by 8 wickets
27th December: 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi
SRI 235-8 beat PAK 232 by 2 wickets
31st December-4th January: 1st Test, Abu Dhabi
SRI 204 & 480-5d. drew with PAK 383 & 158-2
8th-12th January: 2nd Test, Dubai
SRI 388 & 137-1 beat PAK 165 & 359 by 9 wickets
16th-20th January: 3rd Test, Sharjah
PAk 341 & 302-5 beat SRI 428-9d. & 214 by 5 wicket