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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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