Azam proved yet again why he is one of the top batsmen in white-ball cricket with an attractive 55-ball 82 to anchor Pakistan's chase of a modest 157-run target in 18.5 overs.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Manvinder Bisla, who played 35 IPL matches, also withdrew from the tournament, scheduled to be held from 21 November to 13 December.
Rashid Khan, the world's No 1 T20 bowler, will be back for the Adelaide Strikers. His return follows the signings of England batsman Dawid Malan by the Hobart Hurricanes and Afghan allrounder Mohammad Nabi by the Melbourne Renegades.
England vs Australia: Will be tough for Dawid Malan to break into one-day unit, says hosts' coach Chris Silverwood
But Malan was only drafted into England's squad for a three-match one-day international series against Australia on Wednesday, and just as a reserve batsman.
Dawid Malan has progressed four places after a series-topping run aggregate of 129 in England's T20 series against Australia, which included a player of the match effort of 66 in the first fixture.
England vs Australia: Dawid Malan plays down comparison with Virat Kohli, feels he's not 'anywhere near' him
Although Malan’s numbers have been improving, his average is still not at India skipper’s level as Kohli averages at 50.8 and is also the highest run scorer currently in T20 internationals with 2,794 runs in 76 innings.
England beat Australia by two runs in a last-ball thriller as they won the first Twenty20 international at Southampton on Friday to go 1-0 up in a three-match series.
England vs Pakistan: Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan slam fifties to guide hosts to five-wicket win in 2nd T20I
Victory, achieved with five balls to spare, saw England go 1-0 up in a three-match series following Friday's rain-marred no result in Manchester.
Eoin Morgan believes England must field their strongest Twenty20 side as often as possible if they are to triumph at next year's T20 World Cup and replicate their 50-over global triumph.
England vs Pakistan: Hosts appoint Azhar Mahmood into backroom staff for T20Is, recall Dawid Malan into squad
Mahmood will now support England bowling coach Jon Lewis during a series at Old Trafford starting on 28 August.
Deepak Chahar jumps 88 places in T20I rankings after Nagpur heroics; Rohit Sharma remains India's top ranked batsman
With his world-record haul of six for seven against Bangladesh on Sunday, India fast bowler Deepak Chahar has moved up 88 slots to 42nd in the latest ICC T20I rankings for bowlers.
New Zealand vs England, Highlights, 5th T20I at Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Visitors claim series after winning Super Over
Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary on the fifth and final T20I between New Zealand and England at the Eden Park in Auckland on our live blog.
New Zealand vs England: Dawid Malan's stellar maiden century powers visitors to series-levelling win in fourth T20I
Malan finished 103 not out, extending his extraordinary record in Twenty20 internationals. The left-hander now has a century and five half centuries from nine innings and a batting average of 57.25.
New Zealand vs England: Colin de Grandhomme blitz gives Kiwis 14-run win in third T20I, Black Caps take 2-1 lead in five-match series
Player of the Match de Grandhomme smacked 55 off 35 while Taylor produced a more sedate 27 from 24 in a 66-run stand after New Zealand were three down in the eighth over.
New Zealand vs England: Kiwis beat visitors by 21 runs in second T20I at Wellington, level series 1-1
New Zealand beat England by 21 runs in the second T20I at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday to level the series 1-1.
De Villiers kept on hammering Essex bowlers all around the park and he went on to score 88 runs off just 43 balls. This knock by the right-handed batsman enabled Middlesex to register an easy win by seven wickets with three overs to spare
AB de Villiers retirement from international cricket earlier this year means that the league will be his only appearances on South African fields this season.
AB de Villiers included in Mzansi Super League T20 draft; Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan named among overseas players
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan and fellow England players Jason Roy and Dawid Malan will join West Indians Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan as the leading overseas players.
India vs England, 2nd Test, stats preview: From spin-friendly Lord's track to case for Cheteshwar Pujara's inclusion
As India prepare to face England at Lord's, here's a statistical preview of the 2nd Test
India vs England: Joe Root confirms Ollie Pope's inclusion in playing XI; says Surrey batsman will bat at four in Lord's Test
This season has seen Pope make 684 runs for Championship leaders Surrey at an average of 85.5, including three centuries