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Fawad misses out again as Pakistan announce squad for Ireland, England Tests

News Summed Up 2018-04-15 05:30:00

Fakhar Zaman, Usman Salahu­ddin, Saad Ali and Imamul Haq receiv­e maiden calls for longes­t format­National selection committee on Sunday announced a 16-man Test squad for the tour of Ireland and England and as expected Fawad Alam was once again not selected. At first glance, the squad looks very inexperienced with the inclusion of five players who will make their Test debut over the course of three Test matches. Limited-overs opener for Pakistan Fakhar Zaman will make his first appearance in the white jersey for Pakistan, while Imamul Haq, Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali received their maiden calls for the longest format. Leggie Yasir Shah, who will miss the tour due to a hip injury, was replaced by Pakistan’s limited-overs-favoured leg-spinner Shadab Khan. “If we look at his numbers for the last two years, he has more wickets than any other bowler for Pakistan.