In preparation for their first trip of Pakistan in 17 years, England’s Test team is now in the United Arab Emirates for a training camp. Before departing for Pakistan later this week, the national squad is currently playing a three-day practise match against the England Lions. Star pacer Jofra Archer, who has been sidelined with an injury, started bowling for the Lions on the first day of practise. Archer bowled nine overs, according to Telegraph.co.uk, and recorded statistics of 9-1-38-0. Archer plagued the England openers despite not picking up a wicket, even hitting Zak Crawley in the helmet.
Pakistan-bound England Test side playing three-day practice game against The Lions (England second XI) in Abu Dhabi
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) November 23, 2022
On the other side, Ollie Pope led the team in place of England captain Stokes, who opted not to play. Next month, England and Pakistan will face off in three tests. Beginning on December 1, the first Test will be played in Rawalpindi. The final test will take place at Karachi’s National Stadium from December 17 to 21, while the second test will begin on Friday, December 9, in Multan.
Rehan Ahmed, an all-rounder from Leicestershire who is 18 years old, has been added to England’s squad for the tour of Pakistan, it was announced on Wednesday. If given the opportunity, Ahmed will exceed Yorkshire’s Brian Close, who played for the Three Lions at the age of 18 years and 149 days against New Zealand in July 1949, as the youngest player to represent England in Tests.
Here’s the England’s Test team against Pakistan:
Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, and Rehan Ahmed are among those who take the field with Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, and Ben Foakes (wk).