Birmingham (Staff Report): All-rounder batsman Haris Sohail joined the Pakistan team in Birmingham on Friday, as a replacement for Umar Akmal who failed fitness tests ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

According to details, Haris will be making his come back to international cricket after a gap of two years due to a persistent knee injury following a short but impressive stint with the team.

The 28-year-old played his last ODI against Zimbabwe on May 29, 2015 in Lahore. He has featured in 22 ODIs so far and scored 774 runs, with an average of 43. He also has 9 ODI wickets to his name.

Earlier this week, the PCB announced that Haris Sohail was selected to replace Umar Akmal, based on his performance in the domestic cricket and the fitness reports submitted by the trainer at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.