Sources: Pakistan squad will be same against upcoming home series with England.
According to sources, the first test match will go ahead as planned in Rawalpindi on December 1, the second in Multan on December 9 and the third in Karachi on December 17. added.
Sources said PCB made the announcement with the consent of the relevant authorities. It should be noted that Rawalpindi is gearing up for his PTI’s long march currently heading towards Islamabad.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) security team also endorsed the security measures introduced by Pakistan. The security delegation, which reports to the England Cricket Commission, is completely satisfied with the safety of the tour, the sources added. The England team will arrive in Pakistan on November 27th for their much-anticipated tour.
The series is important for Pakistan as they look to keep fighting for the Test World Championship finals.
The unit, led by Baba Azam, currently holds him fifth in the World Test Championship standings with 51.85% of the points.
“The series against England and New Zealand is important to us because of the World Test Championship,”Babar Azam
Pakistan opener Imam Ul-Haq said in an exclusive interview with Geo News.
“If he wins three or four games in the series going forward, he will be in contention for the finals,”Imam Ul Haq
He added. The current cycle runs from July 2021 to June 2023 and includes the top nine test teams, each playing six series. The top two teams will advance to the finals hosted by The Oval in June 2023.
Pakistan has yet to name a team for the Test series.
England national team:
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brooke, Zach Crowley, Ben Duckett, Ben Fawkes (wk), Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingston, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood.