OLD TRAFFOD: The England National Selectors announced the unchanged English squad for the first Test against Pakistan that is scheduled to begin from August 5 at Emirates Old Trafford.
“After three Tests in quick succession against the West Indies, we now turn to an equally condensed Test series against Pakistan, with 15 days of Test cricket scheduled in a three-week period. Our 14-man squad is unchanged,” said National Selector Ed Smith.
He also said, “County cricket now restarts on Saturday, August 1. We want to have sufficient reserves inside the biosecure Test match ‘bubble’, but we may also want to give opportunities, where possible, for the reserves to play county cricket. As we seek the best balance here, England may make changes to the reserves during the three-match series against Pakistan.”