Pakistan's Amir fit for Australia ODI series

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will be fit for their one-day international series against Australia, despite missing part of their third Test match in Sydney.

After suffering a muscle strain in training, Amir did not take to the field in Australia's second innings - and instead went for a scan.

However, taking just three to four days to recover, the 24-year-old will be available to bat in the fourth innings before bowling in the ODI series, which starts on January 13.

"Amir has returned to the ground after the scans," Amjad Hussain, the PCB media director, told journalists on Friday. "The MRI reveals a mark showing strain. Amir will take three to four days to recover and will be available for the ODI series in Australia.

"He will be unavailable to bowl in the third Test in Sydney, but will be available to bat if required."

Younis Khan, meanwhile, has encouraged Pakistan to deliver on the final day of the Test as they bid to avoid a whitewash, the tourists trailing by 410 runs with nine wickets remaining.

"We want to finish this series on a good note," Younis said. "It will be better for us if we show some fight. It will not be easy. Fifth day of a Test, in Sydney, they have two spinners and they have good fast bowlers.

"You can't say [which Pakistan will turn up], but my wish and effort is - though we cannot win the series, we were capable of winning it but we didn't - at least, if we do well tomorrow [Saturday], if we fight tomorrow, it will be very good for the Pakistan cricket and the side."

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