Pakistan vs England: A three-match series against England cricket team will be played in Pakistan commencing on December 1. The first test was supposed to take place in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
But a virus epidemic a day before Pakistan vs England game afflicted many of England’s players, delaying the visitors’ ability to field a team in time. After 17 years, England is making its maiden Test tour to Pakistan.
In 2005, when they last travelled to Pakistan, Michael Vaughan led the team in a 2-0 loss. Ben Stokes, the captain of England, made a noteworthy donation to flood relief in Pakistan before first Pakistan vs England Test by committing his whole match money for the series.
Pakistan vs England: “Ben Stokes’ Gesture Was Amazing”, Shahid Afridi
The monsoon season’s worst floods ever hit Pakistan, which seriously damaged government buildings and educational facilities and rendered many people homeless. Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi discussed Ben Stokes’ gesture and thanked him for it during a conversation on Samaa TV.
“The gesture by Ben Stokes was wonderful and sent a lovely message. Since the participants are now friendlier, such events ought to occur more frequently.”
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“I’ve always held that to be true. I was the captain of the team when we travelled to India for the World Cup. And I had claimed that Pakistan doesn’t even treat us with the respect we receive from India. Because of the circumstances at the time, it was a message of hope. We weren’t sure if we would go to India, to be honest.”
“Everyone in the world is watching you as an athlete. You always want to preserve the good name of your nation.”
Players from different countries now share a dressing room. Before the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, England visited Pakistan for a seven-T20 International series. The two teams also squared off in the tournament’s final last month. Both sides will travel to Multan for the second test after the first test in Rawalpindi, while Karachi will host the third test.
Ramiz Raja for Unavailability of DRS In Test Match
Despite having sick players the day before the first of a three-match Pakistan vs England Test series, the visitors chose to play the game on Thursday as originally planned. In particular, it was England’s first Test match in Pakistan in 17 years, which increased interest among cricket fans.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its President Ramiz Raja had hoped for a better start, but that did not happen. Due to a technical issue, the Pakistan cricket team was unable to appeal the on-field umpires’ rulings during the first session of Day 1 even after making compelling LBW pleas.
Things got worse when England launched an aggressive offensive on a flat Rawalpindi pitch and there was no Speed Gun available during the opening overs of play.