In the absence of regular limited-overs captain Jos Buttler, England’s national squad will be led by star all-rounder Moeen Ali for their first tour to Pakistan in 17 years for a seven-match T20I series. Importantly, England’s limited-overs skipper, Jos Buttler, was ruled out for the remainder of the Hundred due to a calf strain.
Buttler captained Manchester Originals, who are currently joint-third in the men’s division, and has made 203 runs in five innings this season. He hurt his calf while fielding against Southern Brave while chasing the ball to the boundary.
England tour of Pakistan
A seven-match T20I series between England and Pakistan will begin on September 20 and conclude on October 2. The first six games will be played in Karachi and the seventh in Lahore.
Following the Test series, England will return to Pakistan in December. Between December 1 and 21, England will play three Tests in Rawalpindi (1st Test), Multan (2nd Test), and Karachi (3rd Test). This Test series is part of the ICC World Test Championship. During their last tour, England lost a three-match series to Pakistan under Michael Vaughan.
“Both teams have matured since their last meeting in Pakistan in 2005, and they have recently produced interesting and thrilling cricket. I am convinced that this series will meet the expectations of worldwide cricket fans who want to watch and enjoy competitive and exciting matches. We are delighted that the Pakistan-England Test rivalry, which has historically produced close and tight encounters,” PCB Director Zakir Khan remarked.