Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, is expected to leave for England on 12th August as revealed by the reliable sources. Malik was earlier all set to depart for joining Pakistan’s squad but his visit was delayed as he was struck in the neighboring country, India, amidst the lockdown with his family.
Malik could be seen in action in the three T20Is that are to be played after the ongoing test series will be terminated. As the sixteen men squad has already been revealed for the red-ball version, it is impossible for him to sign-in in the longer format.
Shoaib Malik to leave for England on 12th August: Sources
Arrangements are already in the process for the veteran’s departure. Also, Malik would have to clear the required amount of COVID-19 tests before traveling abroad.
On the contrary, the rest of the players have started enjoying every bit of Pakistan cricket that started on 5th August against the home-siders, England at Old Trafford.
The men in green have done their best so far as setting 326 in the first innings must have pressurized the hosts, the fast-bowlers also have got dominant over English talented batsmen. The bowlers have grabbed the batsmen such as Stokes, Root, Sibley, Burns, and Pope which has enhanced winning chances of Pakistan with England being at 159 on lunch (Pakistan leads by 167 runs at lunch, day 2).
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
It is to be noted that the series is going on behind closed doors.