Amir, who has been a key man for Pakistan since his reintegration into international cricket, is currently playing domestic cricket to rediscover his rhythm and also missed out on selection for the current Test series.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 18, 2018
All-rounder Imad, who was left out of Pakistan’s Asia Cup squad over fitness concerns, has returned to the squad having not played a T20I for nearly a year. “Imad makes a comeback in the team after his form and fitness was monitored by the selection committee during the current domestic matches,” confirmed selection chief Inzamam ul Haq.
Babar also returns for the shortest format, while 30-year-old Maqsood features in the 15-man squad having impressed during the ongoing domestic season and the T20 series between Pakistan A and New Zealand A at the ICC Academy.
Pakistan T20I squad: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf.