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Big England cricketers to miss Pakistan tour

Big England cricketers to miss Pakistan tour

Prominent names of the England Cricket Team are likely to miss the Pakistan tour scheduled for this September. The two teams will engage in a seven-match T20I series and will fly for their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign to Australia. They will return to Pakistan to play a three-match Test series to windup the England tour of Pakistan in 2022.

This is the first time in 17 years that England will visit Pakistan. The last time they visited was back in 2005-06. England were due to tour the cricket-loving nation in 2021, but they refused citing players’ mental well-being and COVID issues following New Zealand’s denial due to security concerns.

For the upcoming visit, all the players are excited to get a practice forum for the World Cup. But, major of the names are understood to refrain themselves due to different reasons. According to English media, Jos Buttler, the wicket-keeping batter and the team’s skipper, will miss the tour due to injury.

In Buttler’s absence, Moeen Ali is likely to lead the squad. Liam Livingstone, currently dealing with his ankle injury, is also expected to be sidelined. Also, Ben Stokes, the red-ball captain of the team, will be rested alongside Johnny Bairstow.

Fast bowling sensations Mark Wood and Chris Woakes, who underwent surgeries last month, might also miss the England tour of Pakistan 2022. Although the bowling duo’s participation depends upon the fitness test, an official statement is yet to be revealed in regard.

Pak vs Eng T20I series schedule

1st T20I: September 20th, 7:30 PM PST, National Stadium, Karachi

2nd T20I: September 22nd, 7:30 PM PST, National Stadium, Karachi

3rd T20I: September 23rd 7:30 PM PST, National Stadium, Karachi

4th T20I: September 25th, 7:30 PM PST, National Stadium, Karachi

5th T20I: September 28th, 7:30 PM PST, Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore

6th T20I: September 30th, 7:30 PM PST, Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore

7th T20I: October 2nd, 7:30 PM PST, Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore

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