"We have tried to strengthen our batting and also considered giving a chance to youngsters [on the tour] as the next World Cup is in England", said Inzamam while justifying his selection. Despite it being one of his worst seasons in the domestic circuit, Fawad was the sixth highest run-scorer of the tournament with 570 runs at an average just above 40.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Inam-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Amir, Muhammad Abbas, Saad Ali, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Rahat Ali.
"This is a great opportunity for us, particularly our batsmen, to gain experience in this conditions". His average from 145 games is 55.3 which comfortably the best in Pakistan's recent history.More news: First game of Detroit Tigers doubleheader vs. Yankees postponed due to weather
Pakistan will be without the services of Yasir Shah, who misses out due to a hip injury.
Alam played his last Test match against New Zealand in 2009.
Haq said selectors had tried strengthen the side's batting, which was weakened after the retirement a year ago of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.More news: Sexual assault survivors can now report anonymously through Manitoba community agencies
The chief selector of Pakistan cricket team, Inzamam Ul Haq selected five uncapped players for the all-important tour of UK. "If we look at his numbers for the last two years, he has more wickets than any other bowler for Pakistan".
Mohammad Amir will lead a relatively inexperienced pace attack, which includes Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Rahat Ali. He was our strike bowler, all the games we've won he played a big part in.
All-rounder Faheem Ashraf is the other rookie named in a 16-man party that will be captained by wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed.More news: Commonwealth Games: England stun Australia to take last-gasp netball gold
Pakistan's Test match against Ireland, which will get underway on May 11 in Dublin, will be a historic fixture as it will be the latter's first-ever Test match. Pakistan then travel to England for a two-Test series beginning on 24 May at Lord's.