Pakistan recalls Umar Akmal for T20 series against West Indies

Umar Akmal was dropped from the series against England but has made his way back after scoring 304 runs in 5 matches during the National T20 Cup.

By: AP | Islamabad | Published:September 9, 2016 7:15 pm

 

umar-akmal-m Pakistan selectors have recalled Umar Akmal for the three-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies. (Source: File)

Pakistan selectors have recalled middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for the three-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies this month.

Akmal was dropped from the recent limited-overs series against England on disciplinary grounds but forced his way back onto the national team after scoring 304 runs in five matches during the ongoing National T20 Cup with a strike rate of 202.66.

The selectors have also recalled allrounder Saad Nasim, who last played a T20 against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates two years ago.

Pakistan will be led by Sarfraz Ahmed, who won his first T20 as captain by nine wickets against England in Manchester on Wednesday.

Dubai will host back-to-back T20s on Sept. 23 and 24, and the third T20 will be in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 27.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Saad Nasim, Rumman Raees.