Pakistan name four uncapped batsmen, including Inzamam-ul-Haq's nephew Imam, in their Test squad to tour Ireland and England.
James Vince hopes early-season County Championship runs will strengthen his case as England's number three.
England captain Joe Root will miss Yorkshire's first two games of the season as the ECB announces player availability.
There are "chances available" for domestic players to make their way into the England Test team, says head coach Trevor Bayliss.
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