Look who is likely to make his Pakistan debut against Ireland

Look who is likely to make his Pakistan debut against Ireland

Pakistan are scheduled to play against Ireland in a one off Test that commences on May 11.

Faheem Ashraf
Faheem Ashraf of Pakistan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Team Pakistan is all set to tour England and Ireland this season. The preparations for the tour have already begun. As per the recent reports, the selectors and the team management have also started working on the permutations and combinations that the team will go ahead with in the matches on the tour. And reportedly, Faheem Ashraf could get a big gain in the series.

Faheem Ashraf, who plays for Habib Bank Limited in the First Class cricket, is a very handy all-rounder. His exploits with the bat were seen during the warm-up fixtures in the Champions Trophy 2017. The left handed batsman is also very capable right arm medium pace bowler. Given his style of play, he can pretty well be suited for the overcast conditions in Ireland and England.

The recent reports in Geo.tv suggest that the four-member selection committee, including Inzamam-ul-Haq, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Arthur, has agreed on Faheem’s inclusion as the fifth bowler in the team, alongside Mohammad Abbas, Rahat Ali, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir for the test squad.

Impressive performances in limited overs

Faheem Ashraf has already played 8 ODIs and 10 T20Is for Pakistan. If the team management gives a green signal to his inclusion in the Test side, he will make his Test debut against Ireland. Pakistan are scheduled to play against Ireland in a one off Test that commences on May 11. This will be a historic game considering the fact that it will be Ireland’s first ever Test match.

Ireland were granted the full member status by the ICC last year. Also, Afghanistan were granted the Test status along with the Irish side. Afghanistan will be making their Test debut against India in June this year. After the conclusion of the Test against Ireland, Pakistan will tour England for two Test matches. The first Test will be played at Lord’s commencing on May 24. The second Test of the series will be played in Headingley.

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