A three-match Test series is to be organized between Pakistan and England teams, which will start on December 1. The England team is currently on a tour of Pakistan, the first Test match between the two countries will be played in Rawalpindi, but before this match, a big problem has come for the England team.
14 England players including Ben Stokes sick with unknown virus in Pakistan, 14 out of 16 players of the England team that came to play the Test series have been hit by some virus and have become ill. Captain Ben Stokes is also included in these players. According to the report of TMS, such a condition has arisen due to some virus. If 14 players of the team are not good, in such a situation, suspense has arisen on whether the first test match will be held or not. Although the first match will be played from Thursday, in such a situation, everyones eyes will be on whether the first Test match can start on time or not.
The second Test match between the two countries will be played in Multan from 9 December while the third Test match will be held in Karachi from 17 December. Prior to this Test series, a 7-match T20 series was played between England and Pakistan just before the T20 World Cup 2022 between the two countries, in which the visiting team won 4–3. After this, the England team went to Australia to play the T20 World Cup and then became the champion. At the same time, after this tournament, the England team played a three-match ODI series with Australia, in which it was defeated 0–3 and now the England team is in Pakistan to play the Test series.
The England team will play the first Test match in Pakistan in 17 years. Only five players of the team Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope and Joe Root arrived for training at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, the rest of the team remained in the hotel.
Team spokesman Danny Reuben did not give detailed information about the illness of the players and did not even tell about how many England players are unwell. But in a statement, he said that players who are unwell have been "advised to stay in the hotel to rest". Which will now be done on Thursday before the toss of the opening test. England toured Pakistan in 2005.
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Significantly, international cricket has returned to Pakistan after a long time, and England has also reached Pakistan after several decades to participate in a Test series. This is the reason why this series was highlighted a lot by the PCB. Many big players, former cricketers, and commentators from England have also reached Pakistan for this series.
Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Joe Root, James Anderson, Harry Brook, Jack Cowley, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (WK, VC), Abdullah Shafiq, Abrar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, and Zahid Mehmood.