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England arrive in Pakistan for Test series after 17 years



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The England cricket team has arrived in Pakistan on Sunday to play a three-match Test series in the country for the first time in 17 years.

England were originally scheduled to tour Pakistan last year but backed out after New Zealand abandoned their ODI tour owing to security concerns.

England then travelled to Pakistan for a highly-competitive T20I series, which ended 4-3 in favour of England two months ago.

James Anderson is the only cricketer of the touring party who last played Tests and one-day internationals in Pakistan back in 2005.

England will play three Tests in Pakistan, the first in Rawalpindi, before travelling to Multan and Karachi.

The series is part of the current World Test Championship period and Pakistan are still in contention to win a place at next year's final at The Oval.

England Squad:

Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood.

Tour schedule:
First Test, Rawalpindi, December 1-5
Second Test, Karachi, December 9-13
Third Test, Multan, December 17-21