Five uncapped players in Pakistan's Cricket Test squad

Inzamam's nephew Imam-ul-Haq named in Pakistan Test squad

Inzamam's nephew Imam-ul-Haq named in Pakistan Test squad

Batsmen Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali received maiden Test call-ups as Pakistan named a 16-man squad for the tour to England and Ireland in May.

With Pakistan Super League's (PSL) top performer Wahab Riaz being excluded, Pakistan will use the talent of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Rahat Ali, Hassan Ali and Faheem Ashraf in the pace department.

Imam, the 22-year-old nephew of Inzamam who made a century on his ODI debut against Sri Lanka late last year, was given a chance in the longer format of the game.

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan replaced the injured Yasir Shah.

Saad scored 935 runs at an impressive average of 68.35 in a season that was dominated by bowlers.

"Yasir's absence is a big loss", Inzamam was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Led by Sarfraz Ahmed, the squad includes Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Fakhar Zaman, Imamul Haq and newcomer Saad Ali in the top order while Harris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Usman Salahuddin were included as middle-order batsmen. Shadab is the only specialist spin-bowling option in the squad, with Haris Sohail's part-time slow left-arm orthodox potentially a useful addition.

"If we look at his numbers (of wickets) for the last two years, he has more wickets than any other bowler for Pakistan".

Nine batsmen have been included in the squad to counter the hard playing position in England.

The two Test matches against England will be played on May 24-28 and June 1-5 at Lord's in London and Headingley in Leeds, respectively.

Ireland will be making their Test debut against Pakistan at Dublin on May 11.

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