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KARACHI: Pakistan Tuesday announced its initial 25-member squad for the upcoming tours of Ireland and England, with fast bowler Wahab Riaz out of favor and key spinner Yasir Shah ruled out with an injury.

The probable team members will join a training camp in Lahore from April 18-22 before leaving for the UK a day later to acclimatize ahead of what is expected to be a tough series.

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Pakistan will play Ireland in the only Test in Dublin from May 11-15 — Ireland’s first since being granted Test status last year — before playing two Tests against England, starting at Lord’s from May 24 with the second at Leeds from June 1.

Express pace bowler Wahab Riaz, believed to be out of favor with the team management, was left off the list despite taking 40 wickets in the 11 Tests he has played since the Lord’s Test against England in July 2016.

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