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England’s multi-format cricketers likely to miss Pakistan tour


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England's multi-format players are likely to miss the Pakistan tour following a busy cricket schedule, it was stated a report by the Daily Mail.

Following the cancellation of the white-ball tour of Pakistan last year, England are set to tour Pakistan in September 2022 and play two additional T20Is, apart from the originally planned five-match T20I series.

The men's side will then return to Pakistan again for a three-match Test series following the 2022 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be played in Australia.

England's white-ball specialists will head over to Pakistan on September 15, 72 hours after the home series against South Africa concludes and then on to Australia for three further T20s to acclimatize for the World Cup.

As stated in the report, 'Multi-format cricketers are likely to miss the Pakistan series in order to rest — as there is no let-up from the start of the T20 matches until December 22 — and will therefore travel directly to Australia on October 1," 

The newly appointed England Test captain Ben Stokes admitted the busy schedule will have a huge toll on them.

"The schedule is definitely something that needs looking at. It is ridiculous the amount of cricket people are expected to play. The fact there is a Test match and one-day series overlapping sums it up," 

"It really needs looking at from a workload point of view. I don’t want to miss England matches. I want to play as much as I can for England but in an ideal world you would not want to be having discussions about when you want to rest, you would have a schedule that allows you to play everything. Unfortunately, it is not possible," he added.

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