Ajmal overlooked again as Sami, Malik return

Pakistan recalled Mohammad Sami and Shoaib Malik for the one-day internationals against Zimbabwe, but there is no place for Saeed Ajmal.

Saeed Ajmal is among those to have been omitted from Pakistan's one-day international squad for their three-match series with Zimbabwe, which begins on Tuesday.

Ajmal returned to international cricket last month, having undergone remedial work on his bowling action following an International Cricket Council (ICC) suspension, but struggled to make an impact.

The veteran spinner was dropped for his side's final ODI with Bangladesh, missed the subsequent Tests between the sides and remained on the sidelines for this week's Twenty20s against Zimbabwe.

And Ajmal has once again been overlooked for Pakistan's latest three-match rubber, although there are recalls for Mohammad Sami and Shoaib Malik in a much-changed 50-over squad.

Sami's last ODI appearance came in June 2012, while Malik has not featured in the format since 2013, but both were involved in Pakistan's 2-0 T20 series victory over Zimbabwe.

Imad Wasim has also been included in a 16-man party after making his T20 debut on Sunday.

Pakistan ODI squad to face Zimbabwe: Azhar Ali (captain), Sarfraz Ahmed (vice-captain), Anwar Ali, Babar Azam, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Yasir Shah, Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim.

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