PAK vs ENG: England cricket team recently played the three-match ODI series against the Australian cricket team. Jos Buttler led the team from the front.
Under his captaincy, the Three Lions failed to execute their plans in Australia. The visitors were battered and bruised at the hands of the Australian cricket team in the 50-over format.
Buttler and Co didn’t stand a chance of competing with the Australian cricketers as they lost the series by 3-0. However, England will take pride in the fact that they won their second T20 World Cup title.
The Three Lions got the better of the Pakistan cricket team in the final at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and lifted the second trophy.
After the tour of Australia, England cricket team players travelled all the way to Pakistan to play the three-match Test series. Earlier, England played the seven-match T20I series against Pakistan.
The T20I series was played ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022. England won the T20I series by 4-3 and it will be quite interesting to see how the Test series between the two teams would transpire.
PAK vs ENG: Security Threats loom Large Over Test Series Opener?
Meanwhile, things are not clear about the possibility of staging the first Test match between England cricket team and Pakistan cricket team.
Security threats loom large over the Test series opener at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on December 1.
Earlier, English Test captain Ben Stokes had addressed the security arrangements in Pakistan. He echoed that he was concerned by the attacks on Imran Khan in Wazirabad.
However, at the same time, he further expressed belief in his team’s security management. As per the latest developments, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) called off ceasefire agreed with the government in June.
The militant group has urged to members to execute attacks in the entire country. Sadly for PCB, the statement followed up just a day after the England cricket team arrived in Pakistan.
For the unversed, in 2021, both England and New Zealand called their respective tours off highlighting security threats in Pakistan. Meanwhile, both teams (England and Pakistan) started practicing for the Test series.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk). Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Azhar Ali. Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz. Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood.
England squad: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley. Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk). Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood