Zealand, months in the wake of finishing a five-year spot-settling boycott.

Pakistan’s T20 captain Shahid Afridi confirm that backed the return of tainted left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir to international cricket a second chance for speaking the truth.

Amir, who served a five-year ban and jail time for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2010 tour of England, was expected to make the squad after being brought return into the national camp despite resentment by fellow players.

Boss selector Haroon Rasheed said: “Amir’s consideration is liable to his visa and he was accessible for choice in the wake of being cleared by the ICC and Pakistan Cricket Board. His late frame has been amazing and that is the reason we picked him,” said Rasheed.

From his boycott was casual in April a year ago and totally lifted in September, Amir has been in colossal structure, taking 86 wickets in 21 four-day and Twenty20 recreations. The three Twenty20s will happen on January 15, 17 and 22, while the ODIs will be hung on January 25, 28 and 31.

One-day squad: Azhar Ali (skipper), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir

Twenty20 Squad: Shahid Afridi (skipper), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Aamer Yamin, Umar Gul, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Amir, Saad Nasim

Afridi said that former players, critics and fans should back Amir when he returns to the field.

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