In preparation for their first trip of Pakistan in the past 17 years, the England Test squad is currently participating in a training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Before departing for Pakistan later this week, the national squad is now engaged in a practise match against the England Lions, which is taking place over the course of three days.
Jofra Archer, a star pacer for the Lions who has been out with an injury, got the team off to a strong start on Day 1 of the practise game by bowling the first over. Archer delivered nine overs of bowling and his final stats were 9-1-38-0, as reported by Telegraph.co.uk.
Archer caused problems for the England openers and even hit Zak Crawley in the head with his helmet. However, Archer was unable to gain a wicket.
Ollie Pope led the team as captain in place of Stokes, who was England’s captain at the time. Stokes, on the other hand, did not take the field.
In the following month, England and Pakistan will each play three tests against the other. Rawalpindi will be the location of the first test match, which will begin on December 1.
The second test match will begin on Friday, December 9, in Multan, while the third and final test match will take place in the National Stadium in Karachi beginning on Saturday, December 17, and continuing through December 21.
On Wednesday, England made the announcement that they would be touring Pakistan with a new player named Rehan Ahmed, an all-rounder who is 18 years old and plays for Leicestershire.
Ahmed will break the record for the youngest player to represent England in a test match if he gets the opportunity to do so. The previous record holder was Yorkshire’s Brian Close, who played for the Three Lions against New Zealand in July 1949 when he was 18 years and 149 days old.
England’s Test Team to Face Pakistan Is As Follows:
Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wicketkeeper), Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, and Rehan Ahmed are the members of the England cricket team.