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Shadab Khan breaks into Pakistan Test squad

Pakistan's Hasan Ali celebrates running out West Indies' Lendl Simmons during the final of four-T20I-match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on April 2, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Eighteen-year-old Shadab Khan has broken into the Pakistan Test squad, 10 days after making his T20 global introduction. Misbah-ul-Haq was named chief, of course, for the three Tests in the West Indies beginning April 21 in Kingston.Four other uncapped Test players, aside from Shadab, were incorporated into the squad – Usman Salahuddin, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Asghar – while Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood came back to the side.

Upwards of seven players out of the 17 that visited Australia in December-January didn’t discover a place this time: Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Khan, Sami Aslam, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz and Imran Khan.

“The Test team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in West Indies and the recent performances of players during the domestic and international season,” chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said. “The team is a fine blend of experience and youth and believe that team will do well in the tour.”

While Shadab foxed the West Indies batsmen in each of the four T20Is as of late, Salahuddin was picked to fortify the center request, and Abbas and Hasan bulked up the pace assault that likewise contained Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. The turn assault would comprise of Yasir Shah and the uncapped left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar, who visited Australia as move down for Yasir.

Shehzad kept going played a Test on the voyage through Sri Lanka in 2015 and was not some portion of the national side since the World T20 because of disciplinary issues. He came back to the T20I and ODI sides as of late, picked for the continuous West Indies visit. Masood, then again, last played a Test last July against England. He has been among the runs as of late in local one-day coordinates in Pakistan, for United Bank Limited in the Departmental One Day Cup and Islamabad in the Regional One Day Cup.

Pakistan Test squad Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk and vice-capt), Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas

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