Umar Akmal out of Zimbabwe tour due to back strain


Umar Akmal is out of the upcoming Zimbabwe Tour due to a strained back that requires a few weeks of rest. 

Specialists have asked the cricketer to take time to recover.

For upcoming One-day Internationals (ODIs) and T-20 matches, he will be replaced by Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Pakistan began their five-day training camp on August 12, for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe looking to continue the winning momentum that started with their limited series triumph in the Caribbean.

They will play two Tests, as many Twenty20s and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) as part of the tour that will start later this month.

Pakistan opener Imran Farhat withdrew from the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe on Tuesday citing ‘domestic issues’ as a reason.