Five uncapped players in Pakistan's Cricket Test squad

Fakhar Zaman has played 13 ODIs and 15 T20 Is for Pakistan

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

Many are believing that a case of nepotism and favouritism is prevailing in Pakistan, as the current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq selected his nephew Imam-ul-Haq over Alam despite his average of 55 in first-class cricket. His highest score of 232 came earlier this season. Alam last played a Test in 2009 and his last ODI was in 2015.

With spinner Yasir Shah sidelined by a hip problem, fellow slow bowler Shadab Khan - a regular for his country in their limited-overs sides - could get the chance to add to his solitary Test cap.

Dennis, who had launched a crowdfunding campaign a year ago in a bid to visit Pakistan and help revive cricket in the country, uploaded a video of the left-arm spinner with captions, that did not attribute to what Fawad was saying.

Pakistan are the opponents for Ireland's first Test match in Malahide, with the historic game getting underway on May 11.

Inzamam-ul-Haq has said at a press conference that the World Cup next year is in England, so we have chose to make several young players a part of the England and Ireland tests to give them exposure to the conditions. He was our strike bowler, all the games we've won he played a big part in. Secondly, we've borne in mind that the World Cup next year is in England. When asked whether Wahab was excluded because of Head Coach Mickey Arthur's recent criticism of the player, Inzi said the pacer "has not performed well recently".

Pakistan will leave for England on April 30th and play a warm-up game against Kent before facing Ireland in their debut Test match.

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