Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Inzamam, earns Pakistan ODI call
Azhar Ali has been rested for Pakistan's one-day internationals against Sri Lanka, with Imam-ul-Haq given an opportunity to shine.
The nephew of former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been included in the country's one-day international squad to face Sri Lanka.
Imam-ul-Haq, a 21-year-oldÂ batsman who has impressed in domestic cricket, gets hisÂ opportunity in the absence of former skipper Azhar Ali.
Inzamam, now theÂ head of Pakistan's selection committee, said: "The Champions Trophy team has been retained except Azhar Ali, who has been rested for the ODI series to gain full fitness.
"Imam-ul-Haq has been selected in the squad...Â to give a chance to a youngster in the home conditions."
Pakistan, who won the Champions Trophy, will face Sri Lanka in five one-day internationals, starting on October 13.
The second Test between the two sides begins in Dubai on Friday, Sri Lanka holding a 1-0 lead following theirÂ surprise victory in Abu Dhabi.