England stars receive warm welcome from Pakistan cricketers

The Ben Stokes-led unit arrived in Pakistan on Sunday

By Web Desk
November 27, 2022
Ben Stokes reacts during a Test match — AFP

ISLAMABAD: The England cricket team received a warm welcome from Pakistan cricketers after arriving in Islamabad ahead of the three-match Test series against the home side.

The England team arrived in Pakistan earlier today, Sunday, for the much-anticipated tour.

Taking to Twitter, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Syeda Nain Abidi were among the Pakistan cricketers who welcomed the visitors.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is also “delighted to host” the England cricket team and “can't wait” for the Test series to begin.

After the first match in Rawalpindi, which begins on December 1, the second Test moves to Multan starting on Friday, December 9, and the final Test of the tour will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi, commencing on Saturday, December 17.

Squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (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, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Zahid Mehmood.

England: Ben Stokes (c), 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 and Mark Wood.