Pakistan have named their Test squad to tour Ireland and England, which includes five uncapped players, one being the nephew of former captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, First Cricket report.
Opener Imam-ul-Haq has already made his ODI debut, where he scored a century against Sri Lanka last October and is set to make his Test debut during the English summer.
Joining Imam-ul-Haq are fellow uncapped batsmen Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Usman Salahuddin.
Spinner Shadab Khan has also been chosen to replace the injured Yasir Shah, who is set to miss the tour with a hip problem.
Talking about Shah’s hip injury, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said:
Yasir’s absence is a big loss, if we look at his numbers for the last two years, he has more wickets than any other bowler for Pakistan. He was our strike bowler, all the games we’ve won he played a big part in.
Shah has enjoyed playing in England in the past, with his last visit seeing him take 10-wickets at Lords as Pakistan defeated England, drawing the series 2-2.
Overall, the 31-year-old has taken 165 wickets in 28 Tests since making his debut back in 2014, a phenomenal record which the visitors will surely miss.