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PCB Announces Squad For Tour Of England And Ireland

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It is to be noted that Pakistan players are not included in the IPL. They recently played Windies at home and won the T20 series comfortably by 3-0.

Pakistan will play against Ireland at Dublin on May 11. This will mark the entry of Ireland to the test arena after getting their full member status earlier this year.

They will also play two match test series against England at Lords and Headingley.

The Cheif selector Inzamam has announced the squad for the tours and it included as much as five uncapped players.

Imam ul Haq, the nephew of Inzamam has also been included in the squad. He is one among the few Pakistanis to score a century in his ODI debut. The squad also included Fakar Zaman, who rattled Indian bowlers in the CT 2017 at England.

Fawad Alam who has been one of the best performers for Pakistan in the domestic circuit has been ignored from the squad. Pakistan will also play two T20 internationals against Scotland on June 12 and 13, at Edinburgh’s Grange Cricket Club Ground.

Please find the squad below:

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Faheem Ashraf.

Please find the schedule below :

May 11-15 – Pakistan vs Ireland (only test) – Dublin

May 24-28- Pakistan vs England (1st test) – Lords

June 1-June 5-Pakistan vs England (2nd test) – Headingley

England who lost Ashes and the test series in Newzealand will be trying to make use of this opportunity to bounce back.

It will be interesting to see the battle between the bowlers as Pakistan have a formidable bowling lineup.