England are set to resume their historic tour of Pakistan with the first Test in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
The Test cricket season is back in Pakistan and England are set to resume their historic tour of Pakistan with the first Test in Rawalpindi on Thursday. England will be playing test cricket in Pakistan after more than a decade, their bowling looks strong with James Anderson leading the bowing attack alongside Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach and Ben Stokes. Pakistan pitches historically support spin bowling, a lot will rely on how Jack Leach bowls. Liam Livingstone could turn his arm around if given a chance in the playing XI. England will most likely go with a long batting lineup, the skills and patience of the Pakistani bowlers will truly be tested in this match.
Pakistan are a powerful side at home. However, they lost to Australia when they last played a Test series on home soil. The men in green will miss the services of Shaheen Afridi, who has recently undergone appendicitis surgery. The home side will go in with two spinners and 2 fast bowlers, their batting looks solid, with Babar Azam looking to lead from the front. Pakistan would wanna start on a winning note at Rawalpindi against a strong-looking England unit.
Sony Sports Network will broadcast Pakistan vs England 1st Test Live on television and the Live Streaming will be available on the SonyLIV app.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), 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 (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Joe Root, James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed.