PAK vs ENG, 3rd Test: England will come down with the intention of clean sweep, all eyes on Rehan


PAK vs ENG: England will land with the intention of clean sweep
All eyes on Rehan Ahmed in the third match
England’s youngest cricketer will become as soon as he enters the field

New Delhi. England’s young leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed will set a new record when he takes on Pakistan in the third and final Test cricket match starting on Saturday with the intention of making a 3-0 clean sweep in the series. Wicketkeeper Ben Fox will return to the playing XI. Fox had contracted the viral infection on the eve of the first Test match in Rawalpindi earlier this month. In his absence, Oli Pope took over the wicketkeeping in the first two Test matches.

Young leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed is just 18 years and 126 days old and when he steps on the field in the third Test match, he will become the youngest Test match cricketer for England. England has decided to rest 40-year-old fast bowler James Anderson. Fox will be included in the team in place of Will Jacques. England captain Ben Stokes said, “This time is encouraging for Rehan. When we told him that he was going to play his first Test match, he was very excited.

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When Ahmed will take the field, he will break Brian Close’s 73-year-old record. When Close made his Test debut against New Zealand in Manchester in 1949, he was 18 years and 149 days old. Ahmed has played only three first-class matches for Leicestershire so far but England coach Brendon McCullum and captain Stokes like his attacking style.

With McCullum and Stokes, England have adopted an aggressive style and that is why they are ahead 2-0 in the three-match series. England won the first match in Rawalpindi by 74 runs and the second match in Multan by 26 runs. Stokes said that he would like to clean sweep the series but does not want to put extra pressure on his teammates.

Pakistan team is struggling with the problem of injuries. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah were already injured, while opener Imam-ul-Haq also suffered an injury during the second Test. Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, “We are playing cricket continuously and that is the reason why more of our players are getting injured. It is not that we are not paying attention to fitness but we have to sort out such matters.

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