Imam, Inzamam’s nephew, in line for Test debut

The younger ul-Haq is a left-handed batsman and he announced his arrival with a match-winning ton on ODI debut last year.

The younger ul-Haq is a left-handed batsman and he announced his arrival with a match-winning ton on ODI debut.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of former Pakistan skipper and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, is in line for a Test debut. The 22-year-old — who made his ODI debut last year — earned a call-up for the tour of Ireland and England next month.

The younger ul-Haq is a left-handed batsman, unlike his uncle, and he announced his arrival with a match-winning ton on ODI debut.

The 16-member squad also includes Champions Trophy hero Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali and Usman Salahuddin.

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan replaced the injured Yasir Shah. Khan has done well in limited-overs cricket but is yet to prove his worth in whites. Pakistan also have an option in Harris Sohail, who could bowl left-arm spin.

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

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