Hyderabad: Pakistan have brought in rookie paceman Sohail Khan for next week's third one-day international against Zimbabwe, selectors announced.
The 23-year-old took 65 wickets in nine first-class matches in last year's domestic season to earn a place in the national side.
"We have made two changes for the third one-day international, bringing in Sohail in place of Samiullah Niazi, and since Sarfraz Ahmed will join a wicket-keeper's camp his place is taken by Khalid Latif," said chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed.
Niazi has failed to take any wickets in the first two matches of the ongoing five-match series against Zimbabwe.
Pakistan lead the series 2-0 after beating the tourists by five wickets in the second match here on Thursday.
"Sohail is an exciting prospect and we hope that he establishes himself as we are in the process of trying some young players before the all-important series against Australia," said Ahmed.
Pakistan are due to host Australia for three Tests and five one-day internationals in March-April this year, although security fears have put the tour in doubt.
Squad: Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Yasir Arafat, Sohail Tanvir, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Fawad Alam, Rao Iftikhar, Sohail Khan and Kamran Hussain.