England have announced their squad for the first Test against Pakistan starting on August 5.
For the first match of the Test series against Pakistan next month, England has retained the team that won against the West Indies. England have beaten the West Indies 2-1 in a three-match series after losing the first Test against the hosts.
An announcement by the England Cricket Board has clarified that the winning team against the West Indies has been retained.
Pakistan and England will play the first match of a three-Test series on August 5 at Old Trafford.
Commenting on the announcement of the squad for the first Test, England national selector Ed Smith said: Test cricket will be played for 15 days. Our 14-member team has been retained.
According to the selector, the team and reserve players will report to Old Trafford on August 2.
According to Ed Smith, county cricket is also starting from August 1. We want to ensure the right number of reserve players for the BioSecure Test match as well as allow reserve players to play county wherever possible.
He also hinted that reserve players could be changed during the three Test matches against Pakistan.
English squad for the first Test against Pakistan.
Jorot (captain), James Anderson, Joffrey Arch, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jose Butler, Zack Crawler, Sam Curran, Oli Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Vokes, Mark Wood.
James Bracey, Ben Fox, Jack Leach, Dan Lawrence have been named as reserve players.
After the announcement of the team, a large number of cricket fans seemed to agree with the names included in the playing XI. However, some social media users mentioned the absence of their favorite players and wanted to know why they were not included.
Some users continued to share their concerns about the announced players as part of the conversation, while others insisted on justifying the selection by citing the recent performance of the players.
Some Pakistani cricket fans described the absence of Alastair Cook and Johnny Barstow in the English team as useful for the Green Shirts.
The recent Test series against England has been hailed as important for Pakistani batsman Babar Azam in that if he scores 300 to 450 or more in six innings of three Test matches, he will be ranked in the Test batsmen’s rankings. Improve rankings to come to the top.
Earlier on July 27, Pakistan had shortlisted a 20-member squad for the Test series against England.
Pakistan Test squad against England:
Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fahim Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr., Kashif Bhatti, Muhammad Abbas, Muhammad Rizwan (wicket keeper), Naseem Shah, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket keeper) , Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shaun Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.