Imad missed the Renegades last match against Perth Scorchers due to border restrictions.
Shaun Marsh has remained in Perth ahead of the birth of his third child.
South African batsman Rilee Rossouw will also miss the match against the Strikers after suffering a hamstring injury against the Scorchers.
The match will be broadcast on Channel 7 and Fox Cricket.
Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers
Tuesday January 5
Melbourne Renegades Squad
Aaron Finch (Captain)
Noor Ahmad (AFG)
Brody Couch (Local Replacement Player for Marcus Harris)
Peter Hatzoglou (Local Replacement Player for James Pattinson)
Mohammad Nabi (AFG)
Imad Wasim (PAK)
Calling all junior Renegades - https://t.co/5e4V6SginB— Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) January 4, 2021
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