The autumn series between England and Pakistan is just about to start. The two teams are famous around the world. There is no doubt that both have what it takes to take home the final honour. In the lead-up to the games, there has been a lot of speculation about which team will take home the trophy. So, does the England team have what it takes to go all the way? After months and months of practicing, the time is here once again. This test series is sure to be one of the most popular in the world. That means that all eyes will be on England over the next couple of months.
The Pakistan team have always been strong and dominant. There is no doubt that the cricketers know what it takes to make it. This series, they have rejigged their lineup. That means that there is a chance they will be victorious once again. It is quite clear that the players they have chosen are the creme de la creme of the sport. In fact, the latest candidate is more than a mere player – he is something of a legend. Shoaib Malik was the final player to make the team.
New Arrival: Shoaib Malik
So, what does this change mean for the team? As the 16th member of the test squad, Malik has a lot to show. If he wants to make an impression during the series, he will need to work hard and prove that he deserves his place. After a two-year break, he came back to play against Zimbabwe. The game took place back in May, and Malik proved that he still had what it takes. Over his years in the match, he has had many victories. In fact, he can often score 500 runs.
We already know that the Pakistan team will be hard to beat. Does England have what it takes to do it? The batsman, James Taylor, says that he is ready to take on the team. Taylor has been away from the sport for the last three years. That means that he may struggle when he returns for this series. “I also have the confidence of knowing I’ve scored runs against the best sides in the world,” he told the press. This series, the world will be watching him to see whether he can do it again.
The first test will take place on 13th October when the two teams will come head to head. After that, there will be many other games over the course of the next two months. The final will take place at the end of November, which is when we will learn who will win the trophy.
Many people have been speculating about what will happen. The fans are already buying their tickets to see the series. “We trust that as many England fans as possible will make the trip to UAE to show their support for the team,” said ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison.