PAK vs ENG 2022 Test Series: England & Pakistan are all set to lock horns in a three-match Test Series beginning on December 1 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This series is historic as it would be the first time in 17 years that England will play a Test Series on the grounds of Pakistan. The last time England toured Pakistan for a Test series was in 2005 when Michael Vaughan was the Captain of England’s Test squad.
The last time England & Pakistan met each other was in the T20 World Cup 2022 Final which England won by five wickets. Earlier before the marquee event, England toured Pakistan for a seven-match t20I series which was also won by visitors by 4-3 scores. The three-match Test series will be a continuation of that tour.
What’s the Position of England & Pakistan in WTC 2021-2023 Points Table
The series is a part of the WTC 2021-2023 cycle & carries valuable points. Pakistan is still in contention for qualifying for the WTC finals as they currently sit in the fifth position at the Points Table & a win in this series followed by the home Test Series against South Africa could bolster their chances to qualify for the Finals. They have a formidable Test squad in place with Babar, Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Nawaz forming their line-up.
On the other hand, England has fewer chances to qualify for the finals having displayed a poor show in Ashes 2021 followed by a disappointing series against West Indies earlier in march. However, they bounced back by winning their home Test series against South Africa & New Zealand under the leadership of Ben Stokes & Bazball Coach Brendon McCullum. They would aim to create an impact on Pakistani soil & improve their position on the WTC standings by winning this series. Currently, England is placed in the seventh position at the Points table. Which team will script history & win this historic series is what time will say.
PAK vs ENG 2022 Test Series Full Schedule
|Date & Time||Match Details||Venue|
|Dec 1 to Dec 5- 10 am (9.30 am Local/ 4.30 am GMT)||PAK vs ENG 1st Test||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|Dec 9 to Dec 13- 10 am (4.30 am GMT/ 9.30 Local)||PAK vs ENG 2nd Test||Multan cricket Stadium, Multan|
|Dec 17 to Dec 21- 10 am (4.30 am GMT/ 9.30 am Local)||PAK vs ENG 3rd Test||National Stadium, Karachi|
Pakistan vs England 2022 Test Series: Full squads
Mohammad Rizwan (VC & wk), Babar Azam (c), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Ali, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood, Nauman Ali.
Ben Foakes (wk), Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Ben Duckett, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jamie Overton, Rehan Ahmed.
PAK vs ENG 2022 Test Series: Live Streaming & Broadcast Details
TV – Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming – SonyLiv