England won the toss and decided to field in the first Test against Pakistan IG News

In the first Test match played against Pakistan in 17 years at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, England won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan on Thursday.

A viral infection with the English team before the match made it unlikely that the Test would start on schedule.

But on Wednesday morning, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received confirmation from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that they would be able to field a playing XI.

The first PAKvENG Test begins today (Thursday, 1 December) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, the PCB announced in a brief statement on Twitter.

The PCB informed that the ECB informed the PCB that they were capable of fielding an XI.

For the first time in 17 years, Pakistan would serve as the host nation for a Test series by the British.

playing eleven

The players for England are Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach and James Anderson.

Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ali, Zahid, Mahmood, Azhar Ali, Imam Ul Haq, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Pakistan players.

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