Jofra Archer goes full tilt in England’s intra-side match ahead of Pakistan tour

Jofra Archer goes full tilt in England’s intra-side match ahead of Pakistan tour


The England Test team is currently in the United Arab Emirates for a training camp, ahead of their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years. The national team is currently playing a three-day warm-up match against England Lions before leaving for Pakistan later this week. On the first day of the warm-up game, star fast bowler Jofra Archer, who had been ruled out due to injury, opened the bowling for the Lions. According to Telegraph.co.uk, Archer bowled nine overs and returned figures of 9-1-38-0.

Despite failing to take a wicket, Archer troubled the England openers and even hit Jack Crawley on the helmet.

England captain Stokes, on the other hand, did not take the field as Ollie Pope captained the team in his absence.

Three Tests will be played between England and Pakistan next month. The first Test will be played in Rawalpindi from 1 December. The second Test will be held in Multan from Friday 9 December, while the final Test will be held at the National Stadium in Karachi from Saturday 17 December to 21 December.

England announced on Wednesday that they have included 18-year-old all-rounder Rehan Ahmed from Leicestershire in their squad for the tour of Pakistan.

If he does get to play, Ahmed will become the youngest player to represent England in Tests, surpassing Yorkshire’s Brian Close, who represented the Three Lions at 18 years 149 days against New Zealand in July 1949. did.

England squad for Pakistan Test:

Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood and Rehan Ahmed.

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