Shinwari replaces Amir in ODI series against Sri Lanka

Usman Khan Shinwari

Young left-arm pacer, Usman Khan Shinwari has been selected as the replacement for his senior bowling partner, Mohammad Amir, who suffered a shin injury during the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka.

Amir, who is the spearhead of the team, had an MRI scan after which doctors advised him two to three weeks of rest.

“Amir has been ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a stress-related injury in the right shin. The fast bowler has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan,” said a PCB release.

Amir walked off the field on Friday during the first day’s play in the second Test, but was cleared to bowl on Saturday.

He managed to bowl just three overs though, 19.3 in the match, before once again limping off the field.

The 23-year old, Usman Khan Shinwari has represented Pakistan in four T20 internationals, while he is yet to make his ODI debut.

He is one of the few players who Karachi Kings have retained for the third edition of Pakistan Super League.