“excited” about England’s return to Pakistan for the historic test series, according to Anderson
Only James Anderson from the England team participated in the final test series that was played in Pakistan in 2005.

“excited” about England’s return to Pakistan for the historic test series, according to Anderson

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After an absence of seventeen years, England will begin playing cricket tests in Pakistan for the first time on December 1 in Rawalpindi.

After defeating the same opponents in the Twenty20 World Cup final in Melbourne earlier this month, England is riding high on the success of their recent T20 series victory in Pakistan, where they won all seven matches in the tournament earlier this year.

After England’s victory over Pakistan in the shortest format of cricket, they are hoping to keep their advantage in the form of red-ball cricket.

After playing the England Lions in a three-day warm-up match at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Ben Stokes and his teammates are currently in the midst of a week-long training camp at the Abu Dhabi Cricket and Sports Hub. They will depart for Pakistan by the end of the week following the conclusion of the match.

The warm-up match for England will take place at the same time as the first day of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament, which will begin with a two-match schedule at the adjacent Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Ben Stokes, who practised his batting in the nets on Tuesday, is likely not going to participate in the three-day warm-up. As a result, Ollie Pope will take charge of the team in Ben Stokes’ absence.

Resting his ailing left knee, which he had to deal with while playing a taxing nine Twenty20 Internationals in the span of a month, the culmination of which was England winning the Twenty20 World Cup, the England Test Captain is currently taking some time off.

James Anderson, a veteran seam bowler, is the only member of the England side to have played in the previous Test series in Pakistan, which took place in 2005, and he has stated that he is “eager” to return to the country.

Anderson, who leads England in Tests with 667 scalps, did not participate in the series that his team lost 2-0. Anderson is the highest wicket-taker in Tests for England.

“It’s been a long time and I didn’t play in those matches,” Anderson said after a training session in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. “But I’m looking forward to an interesting Tests series,” Anderson added.

As we are about to go on our journey to Pakistan, our preparation has been impeccable. Since the moment that we arrived, the weather has been wonderful, and the facilities in Abu Dhabi are fantastic, especially considering the large number of playing fields.

“It’s great for us because we haven’t been there for quite some time, and I think I’m probably the only player in this team who has done a Test tour to Pakistan.” “It’s exciting for us because we haven’t been there for quite some time.” I believe that both the spectators and the athletes over there would be really enthusiastic to watch us compete.

Anderson, who is 40 years old, has not established a time limit for the remainder of his career. However, he believes that the fact that he continues to love playing the longest format of the game helps keep him motivated to play for England.

To tell you the truth, the records don’t stick in my mind at all, and that’s what Anderson said.

“I still have a lot of fun competing in this game, and I’m really looking forward to becoming a part of this Test squad. For me, it’s all about keeping in the best form possible and contributing to this team’s success in every game.

Anderson hopes that the England Test team will have the same success at the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia as the white-ball side did.

“For the majority of the people who were engaged in that T20 World Cup,” Anderson said, “they will definitely be inspired to do just as well in the Tests series.” “For the majority of the guys who were involved in that T20 World Cup,”

“It’s pretty clear that we want to keep things the same way they are for the time being,” she said. During the summer, we got off to a good start with something unique in the Test format, and we intended to continue that trend throughout this series.

“We don’t really know how we are going to do versus Pakistan in an away series, but we’ll have an open mind and make sure every box ticks,” the team said. “We’ll make sure every box ticks.”

Rawalpindi will be the location of the first test match, which will begin on December 1. Beginning on December 9, the second Test will be played in Multan, and then on December 17, the final match will be played in Karachi.