England cricket team are currently in Pakistan to play the three-match Test series. Earlier, England arrived in Pakistan to play the seven-match T20I series and the truncated version of the game lived up to the hype ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Both teams had their fair share of opportunities to win games. However, in the end, the Three Lions had the last laugh in the battle. Moeen Ali and Co won the series by 4-3.
Meanwhile, the tour is not done and dusted as the Test series is pending. The first Test between England and Pakistan is scheduled to be held on December 1 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
14 members in England camp are unwell in Pakistan including Ben Stokes due to a virus
In the latest development, it has been learnt that as many as 14 members in England camp are under the weather in Pakistan including their skipper Ben Stokes owing to an unknown virus.
So, there are uncertainties surrounding the possibility of staging the Test opener. England players are here in Pakistan after 17 years for the historic Test series but now things aren’t going well in England camp.
As things stand, there is no further update on the fate of the Test opener. Meanwhile, according to the Test Match Special, the only cricketers who are in healthy condition are Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope and Joe Root.
The aforementioned players were unaffected by the virus and they were on the ground ahead of the Test opener in Rawalpindi. With only two days left for the Test match and 14 players affected by an unknown virus, it is absolutely not possible for the visitors to field a total of 11 players.
Moreover, when one of the players gets injured or when England wants to field a substitute player, the team will be in big trouble. Moreover, there hasn’t been any official release or update from ECB or PCB regarding the matter.
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