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Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has said that the tour against the tough side England would not go easy for the Green Army. The three-match Test and T20I series between England and Pakistan is scheduled to begin from August. Notably, Pakistan will play the first series since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Pakistan last hosted the Pakistan Super League(PSL) since then their players haven’t played a competitive match. They have been out of action for over two months because of the pandemic.
Wasim Akram, former Pakistan captain, has said that the tour to the UK would be a test for his countrymen. According to him, England, with the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in their bowling line up will give tough times to them in the field. He said that they “will move the ball around all day” and make life difficult for the Pakistan batsmen.
“The likes of Anderson and Broad, who are among the top bowlers in the world, will move the ball around all day. It will be a big test for Misbah and co,” Wasim Akram said on Basit Ali’s YouTube channel as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
Meanwhile, although the series would start in August, the PCB will have to send their players in July to follow 14-day quarantine as per the UK’s government rule. The PCB also informed that ECB would arrange charted planes and 25 players will tour England to play the series behind closed doors.
Pakistan would not be the first to tour the UK as West Indies has already arrived there. The Caribbean players are under the three-week quarantine period. They will play the Test series which would start from July 8 in Southampton.