England team has reached Pakistan to play Test match after 17 years
The three-Test series will start from December 1
New Delhi. After 17 years, the England team has reached to play Test match on Pakistan’s soil. The three-match series will start from 1 December. The last time England toured Pakistan in 2005, Pakistan won the Test series 2-0. However, this time the England team looks very strong. Coach Brendon McCullum has also warned Pakistan before the start of the series. He said, the English team will not make any change in the way they play and will continue with the attacking approach.
After becoming the Test coach of England in May this year, McCullum has changed the style of the team’s play and his attacking approach has also got a lot of success. England has won six of the seven Test matches played since May. The first match of the three-Test series between Pakistan and England will be played in Rawalpindi from December 1. The second Test match will be held in Multan between 9-13 December, while the last Test match will be held in Karachi from 17 to 21 December.
‘Will take the risk of losing to win’
Speaking to BBC Sport, McCullum said that we will push for the results. There comes a time when you have to risk losing to win and if Pakistan is good enough to beat us then that is even better. McCullum wants Test cricket to progress in its current environment and fans should enjoy it. However, before the start of the Test series, England suffered a setback. Fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the first test due to injury.
The series is important for both the teams.
The Test series of Pakistan and England is a part of the World Test Championship. Especially this series is very important for Pakistan. Actually, Pakistan’s hope of reaching the final of the World Test Championship to be played next year is still alive. However, for this he will have to defeat England. So far 86 Tests have been played between the two teams, in which 26 matches were won by England while Pakistan won 21 matches. At the same time, 38 matches proved to be a draw.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 29, 2022, 12:27 IST