Heavy Rain at Manchester was expected at the Day one of the opening test match of Pakistan vs England test series and finally, the match has been delayed with the time to be decided amidst the cloud burst.
The play had been started and Pakistan reached 121 losing two wickets at Lunch. Abid Ali and Azhar Ali ran out of their luck as they lost their wickets on 16 (37) and 0 (6) respectively.
However, consistent Babar Azam and Shan Masood have crossed their fifty before rain interrupted the play.
England vs Pakistan: Heavy Rain could delay Day 1
The Television Umpires (TV Umpires) are officiating the front-foot-no-ball in the England vs Pakistan test series.
The sides will be featuring in three test matches that are to be played at Old Trafford, Ageas Bowl, and Ageas Bowl respectively, whereas, the three T20Is will be played at Old Trafford.
The sides will be seen in action on the mentioned below dates:
5-9 Aug – 1st Test, Old Trafford
13-17 Aug – 2nd Test, Ageas Bowl
21-25 Aug – 3rd Test, Ageas Bowl
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford
Where the batting seems to struggle, the bowling side seems confident as Naseem Shah, the youngest pace sensation is fearless to face England’s Ben Stokes and Joe Root.
He says these two are high-rated cricketers and it can be an opportunity to test himself. Naseem believes respecting senior players and fearing their experience are two different factors.
“Joe Root and Ben Stokes are two cricketers I rate highly, and it will be great to test myself against them. I respect good players, but I do not fear them,” Naseem said.
Naseem says he will not let Stoke and Root think they are the best and world-cricketers.
“I will show them respect, but I will not let them dominate and I will not think that these guys are really good, world-class cricketers and that I should be concerned or worried about bowling to them,” he added.