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Umar and Riaz back for Pakistan

Pakistan have recalled batsman Umar Akmal and seamer Wahab Riaz for the five one-day internationals with South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.

Umar was not considered for Pakistan’s previous ODIs, a 2-1 defeat of Zimbabwe in late August, after suffering a seizure on a flight to Jamaica during the Caribbean Premier League. He has since been cleared by a neurologist but was not considered for the current Tests versus South Africa.

Sohaib Maqsood, a batsman who played in August’s two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe, has also been named in the 16-man squad.

The selectors left out three players who featured in the Zimbabwe ODIs: seamers Anwar Ali and Asad Ali plus batsman Haris Sohail.

Pakistan squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt) Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed.

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