Ben Stokes will captain an entirely new England squad featuring nine uncapped players for a one-day international series at home to Pakistan, after the existing group was forced to self-isolate because of a coronavirus outbreak within
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam’s stunning knock of 158 was in vain as England’s second string side completed a record run (332) chase at Edgbaston to win by three wickets and clinch the three-match One-day International series 3-0.
Pakistan, set 248 to win in a match reduced by rain to 47 overs per side, were dismissed for 195. Lewis Gregory took 3-44 after making a valuable 40 in England’s 247.
The cricket fans must show proof of either full vaccination or a negative PCR test before entering the stadium. The England and Wales Cricket Board on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the ODI series against Pakistan. The ODI series will begin on July 8 at Cardiff.
Adil Rashid took a career-best 4-35 to set up a victory against Pakistan in the third and final T20 match on Tuesday. England restricted Pakistan to 154/6 and held their nerve to chase down the target for the loss of seven wickets with two balls top spare.
Liam Livingstone slammed the fastest T20I ton by an England player but couldn't take his side to victory as Pakistan notched a 31-run win in the opening tie of the three-match series at Trent Bridge.
The 24-year-old Lancashire fast bowler, in just his fifth match at this level and first in nearly a year, took two wickets in three balls in the first to leave Pakistan reeling after England stand-in captain Ben Stokes won the toss.
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes has urged England’s new one-day squad to “enjoy” their unexpected chance against Pakistan and play with “a smile on our face”. England’s original plans for a three-match one-day international series
The Pakistan Super League was earlier scheduled to end on June 20 and the national team was due to leave for England on June 23 to play three ODIs and three Twenty20s.
"It is sad to lose an expert of the stature and experience of Younis Khan,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said in a statement on Tuesday. "Following a series of discussions, we both have reluctantly but mutually and amicably agreed that it was time to move in different directions.”