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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 16, 2018

Ignored Fawad wishes good for team

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Apr, 18

LAHORE: Despite being neglected once again by the national selectors, cricketer Fawad Alam has sent good wishes for the players selected for the England series.

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Sunday named four uncapped players, including the nephew of former captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, in their test squad for the team's upcoming tour of Ireland and England but Alam was not considered.

The left handed batsman from Karachi on Monday tweeted: "Congrats to all members of the squad. I will be cheering for all of you from home".

His exclusion from the squad has drawn ire from the cricket-loving nation on the social media. Legend fast-bowler Wasim Akram also questioned this.

"I can't understand why Fawad is not getting an opportunity, he is still out from the squad despite scoring runs in domestic on an average of 50 in the last three-four years. It's beyond me," Akram said.

The other new faces in the 16-member squad include batsmen Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali and Usman Salahuddin.

Ireland play their inaugural test against Pakistan from May 11-15 before the South Asian team take on England in tests at Lord´s (May 24-28) and Headingley (June 1-5).

Pakistan will also play two Twenty20 Internationals against Scotland on June 12 and 13, both at Edinburgh´s Grange Cricket Club Ground.

Squad: 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.