England arrive in Pakistan for first time since 2005 to play three Tests . Pakistan will be without key fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi and experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah .
For the first time since 2005, England's cricket team arrived in Pakistan early Sunday to play three Tests.England played a good Twenty20 series in Pakistan two months ago, but has declined to play a Test match there for 17 years due to the fragile security situation.They were supposed to fly to Pakistan last year but were pulled out after New Zealand abandoned their tour just minutes before the first one-day international, citing security alerts.But Englands Test skipper Ben Stokes quashed all worries on Friday, saying the tour itself is exciting.It was really intense, as Pakistan has been putting on a high level of protection for the nation since 2015, with the exception of Australia, which lost to the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.Pakistan will be without key fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is recovering from a knee injury, and experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who was not selected due to poor form.Johan Ahmed (Mates) (Locator: Join
Touchdown in Pakistan for our Men’s Test squad! 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/2GbRr1Xcw1— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 26, 2022