The 15-man England Men’s Test team for the three-match tour of Pakistan that begins in December has been announced by the selection committee. Will Jacks of Surrey, an all-rounder, was selected for the Test team for the first time following an excellent summer in which he contributed significantly with both bat and off-spin to Surrey’s victory in the County Championship Division One.
Liam Livingstone, an all-rounder for Lancashire, will be attempting to play in his first Test match after being called up to the team for the first time since England’s spring 2018 tour to New Zealand. After a standout summer with the red rose county, where he was the highest run-scorer in Division One of the County Championship, hitting 1233 runs at an average of 72.52 with five centuries, Lancashire opening batter Keaton Jennings returns to the Test team for the first time since February 2019.
Ben Duckett, a batsman for Nottinghamshire, may soon play in a Test match for the first time since November 2016 after making an impression during the summer’s County Championship and England Lions series.
|Ben Stokes (C)||James Anderson||Mark Wood|
|Harry Brook||Will Jacks||Joe Root|
|Zak Crawley||Keaton Jennings||Ollie Robinson|
|Ben Duckett||Jack Leach||Ollie Pope|
|Ben Foakes||Liam Livingstone||Jamie Overton|
Rob Key, the managing director of the ECB for England Men’s Cricket, commented on the team that had been chosen. For the first time since 2005, we are eager to tour Pakistan as a Test team. In contrast to a good team, it will be a historic tour and an exciting series.
“The squad has been chosen by the selectors to suit the conditions we can anticipate in Pakistan. Players who will adapt well to the many sorts of pitches we are likely to encounter over the course of the three-match series are mixed in with the youth and experience. I send my best wishes to all of the players, especially those who have just joined the team and those who are making their long-awaited comeback.