Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the Pakistan team for the tour of England. Also, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given strict instructions that the player or staff will not be able to take the family with them. The Pakistan team has to play 3 Tests and 3 T20 series in August-September on the tour of England.
At the same time, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (39) said that he wants to retire after the T20 World Cup this year. If the tournament gets postponed, they will also delay the retirement decision. This year the T20 World Cup will take place in Australia from 18 October to 15 November.
Pakistani Players England Tour
The player’s family will not be able to go to England together, PCB sources said, “No player can take any member of his family to England together. If a player’s relatives or family members are already in England, they too will not be able to meet the player during the series.
The ECB will bear the cost of training Pakistani players in England, Pakistan team will go on a tour of England later this month. First, he was supposed to leave in July. In Pakistan, the situation is worsening due to Corona. For this reason, the PCB also had to cancel the team’s training camp. Now the Pakistan team will train in England itself, and the ECB will bear all its expenses.
Pakistan Has To Play A 3-Test Series Against
England, the first Test between England and Pakistan will play at Lord’s on 30 July. At the same time, the T20 series will start on 29 August. The PCB has declared a 29-member squad on 12 June. Apart from these, four players have kept in reserve. Former captain Sarfraz Ahmed has returned to the team after eight months.
Before The England Tour, The Players Will Have A Corona Test
The team includes Bilal Asif, Imran Batt, Musa Khan, and Mohammad Nawaz as reserve players. All 29 players will undergo the Corona Test on 20 and 25 June before leaving for England. None of these is found to be positive, which will be replaced by reserve players.
Hafeez’s 1992 run in 91 T20s
In his17-year cricket career, Hafeez has scored 3652 runs in 55 Tests, and 6614 runs in 218 ODIs. He has 1992 runs in 91 T20s. Hafeez has played just eight matches of IPL, scoring 64 runs.
29-member Pakistan team: Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shaan Masood, Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (T20 captain and vice-captain in Tests), Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Hyder Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imran Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain, Nasim Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Khan, Osman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Shadab Khan, and Yasir Shah.