Junaid had missed the second half of the second Test after he was hit on the head by a bouncer from Dhammika Prasad during Pakistan’s first innings.
According to team Manager Moin Khan, “Junaid is getting better and has started practicing.
“We just want to strengthen the bench, in case anything goes wrong with Junaid, then we can have a bowler to replace him”, he added.
Irfan, 32, has 39 wickets from 27 ODIs at 27.12, will leave for Sri Lanka on Wednesday. He has not played international cricket since November 2013 due to a hip injury.
Pakistan will play three ODI’s against Sri Lanka. The Schedule is as follows,
1st ODI – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota, 09:30 PKT.
2nd ODI – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 14:00 PKT.
3rd ODI – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, 09: 30 PKT.
Earlier, Sri Lanka had white washed Pakistan in the Test series by 2-0.