England National Cricket team has arrived in Pakistan yesterday, and they will have their first practice session tomorrow at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Captian Ben Stokes and his 15 teammates arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to receive a warm welcome from local officials ahead of the three-match series that begins December 1 in Rawalpindi.
England Team Matches and Practice sessions.
England played a seven-match T20I series in Pakistan ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, but the three-match Test series marks the first time since 2005 that both countries have played a red ball game in their country. .
The series forms part of the current World Test Championship period, with Pakistan vying for a spot in the final at The Oval next year.
Fifth-placed in the World Test Championship standings, Babar Azam’s side are ahead of their home series against England and New Zealand, boosting their chances of a top-two finish and securing a place in next year’s decider.
England were no longer in contention for a final place after being too busy to stay in the mix after a disastrous Ashes series in Australia late last year and a disappointing series in the West Indies in March.
They have recently returned to their best form, with home wins against New Zealand and South Africa ushering in a new era under New Zealand manager Brendon McCallum.
England eye Mark his Wood’s fitness. That’s because Mark Wood is still grappling with a hip injury that kept him out of the T20 Worlds his cup final against Pakistan in Melbourne.
England Test Squad for Pakistan Tour 2022:
Ben Stokes (captian), James Anderson, Harry Brooke, Zach Crowley, Ben Duckett, Ben Fawkes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed.
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