Selectors announced on Monday that all-rounders Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz have been recalled to Pakistan’s team for the one-day international series against the West Indies next month.
Shadab, 23, and Nawaz, 28, both played in Pakistan’s Twenty20 series against the Windies in December but have been injured since then.
Rawalpindi will host the three-match series against the Windies on June 8, 10, and 12.
The ODIs were supposed to be part of the West Indies’ tour to Pakistan in 2021, but they were postponed due to an outbreak of Covid cases in the visitors’ camp.
“We were able to leave out Asif Afridi and Usman Qadir since Nawaz and Shadab are now totally fit,” stated chief selector Mohammad Wasim in a statement.
“We have given the squad the best chance to win the series.”
The 16-man group will meet in Rawalpindi for a training camp on June 1st, though English County Championship stars Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shadab will arrive later.
The West Indies series is part of the ODI Super League, which serves as a qualifier for the World Cup in India in 2023.
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Zahid Mahmood.
West Indies Squad: Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (VC), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.
West Indies Tour Of Pakistan Fixture:
June 8: 1st ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi
June 10: 2nd ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi
June 12: 3rd ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi