Danger on first test between ENG vs PAK, virus attack on 14 England players including Stokes!


14 players of England suddenly got ill
Rawalpindi Test to be played against Pakistan from Thursday
Captain Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone ill

New Delhi. The first match of the 3-Test series is to be played between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi from December 1. Even before that there has been a virus attack in the camp of the England cricket team. Due to this the health of 14 players has deteriorated. According to media reports, the condition of players like Captain Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali is not good and they are not in a position to participate in their first Test. There are only 5 players of England who have survived the attack of this virus and their health is fine. These include Jack Crowley, Keaton Jennings, Harry Brook, Joe Root and Ollie Pope. England had announced the playing-XI for the Rawalpindi Test against Pakistan a day earlier.

Let us tell you that England had announced its playing XI on Tuesday itself and out of that 7 players have now come under the grip of this virus. This includes Ben Duckett, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingston, Ben Foakes, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach and James Anderson.

only 5 players practiced
A spokesperson for the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that it is not a corona-related illness. Players have complained of vomiting and diarrhea. It is expected that the effect of the virus will reduce in the next 24 hours. However, the Rawalpindi test is to start from Thursday. In such a situation, England will land with the same playing-XI, which it had announced a day before, its chances are very less. Apart from Root, only Jack Crawley, Ollie Pope and Harry Brook, who were named in the playing XI for the first Test, and Keaton Jennings practiced on Wednesday. The rest of the players rested in the hotel.

Team spokesman Danny Reuben did not give detailed information about the illness of the players and did not even tell about how many England players are unwell. But in a statement he said that the players who are unwell have been advised to stay in the hotel to rest.

Stokes’ absence forced the Pakistan Cricket Board to postpone the trophy unveiling for the series by a day, which will now be held on Thursday before the toss of the opening Test. England have announced the squad for the first match of the three-Test series, in which all-rounder Liam Livingstone will make his debut while Ben Duckett will open the innings with Jack Crawley. However, his health is also bad.

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The England team has brought a chef with them
Please inform that the teams of England and Pakistan are staying at Serena Hotel in Islamabad. The precaution the English team is taking regarding this tour can be gauged from the fact that it has brought a chef with it. Despite this, the health of the players deteriorated. Earlier, also when England team came to play T20 series on Pakistan tour before T20 World Cup. Even then the health of many players had deteriorated. At that time Moin Ali had described the food he got in Pakistan as bad. For this reason, the England team reached to play Test series on Pakistan tour with personal chef. Despite taking so many precautions, more than half of the English team fell ill. In such a situation, danger is now looming on the first test.

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