England Cricket Team arrives in Pakistan on Thursday morning after hiatus of 17 years. The team will play seven T20I matches against Pakistan.
According to the police officials, strict security arrangements have been made for the security of the team. The team will be taken to the hotel under strict security surveillance from Karachi Airport.
The T20I bilateral series is set to begin from September 20th till October 2nd. Matches will be played in Karachi and Lahore. The first four matches of the series will be played in the National Stadium of Karachi while the remaining three will be played in the Gaddafi Stadium of Lahore.
According to the sources, as quoted by Geo News, four pitches have been prepared for the series in the National Stadium of Karachi. England’s captain Eoin Morgan is expected to address the press conference at 2 pm today. England Cricket Team will begin the training at the stadium on September 16th.
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Pakistan is also expected to announce its squad today. The PCB selection committee faces challenges following the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022. Though Pakistan ended up a runners-up team, it also exposed the weaknesses in the team- the collapse of the middle-order batting line, out-of-form Babar Azam, and inconsistent performance from Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, and Iftikhar Ahmed.
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PCB is likely to announce the team today for the series against England, the tri-nation series in New Zealand, and T20 World Cup 2022 coming up next month. Sports journalists claim Shan Masood is highly likely to make a place in the squad of the Pakistan Cricket Team. Shaheen Shah Afridi is also undergoing rigorous training following his knee injury. Afridi had to skip Asia Cup 2022 due to his knee injury.
Fans are also expecting to get skipper Babar Azam to get in his form again before the beginning of the busy cricket season.