Five uncapped players in Pakistan squad

Monday 16th April 2018

Five uncapped players in Pakistan squad

Pakistan will have several new faces in their Test squad for their forthcoming tour of England and Ireland.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed (pictured above) leads a 16-man squad who start their tour with a four-day match at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, starting on Saturday 28 April (11am).

Click here to buy tickets to save £5 on gate prices

The squad has a combined total of 242 caps with former Kent paceman Wahab Riaz not selected and 2017 overseas player Yasir Shah sidelined with a hip injury.

Nine of last summer’s Champions Trophy-winning squad will feature including former Essex paceman Mohammad Amir and Leicestershire overseas signing Mohammad Abbas.

Left-handed batsman Iman-ul-Haq, 22, nephew of Pakistan legend Inzaman, is given his first opportunity as one of five uncapped players in the party.

Left-handed white-ball international batsman Fakhar Zaman, right-handed batsman Usman Salahuddin, left-handed batsman Saad Ali and bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf are the other newcomers yet to play Test cricket.

Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 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.

Become a Member in 2018 to see Kent, Pakistan and women’s world champions England