Rehan Ahmed change into England’s youngest Check participant with debut in opposition to Pakistan

Teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed has change into England’s youngest males’s Check cricketer after being handed his debut cap within the final recreation of the three-match sequence in opposition to Pakistan in Karachi on Saturday (December 17).

The Leicestershire participant is eighteen years and 126 days as the ultimate Check begins on the Nationwide Stadium, beating the document of Yorkshire’s Brian Shut, who was 18 years and 149 days when he took the sphere for England in opposition to New Zealand in Manchester on July 23, 1949.

Ahmed was one among two adjustments made by the England crew because the guests are a historic 3-0 sequence sweep over Pakistan and a ninth Check win in 10 video games since Ben Stokes turned captain and Brendon McCullum head coach.

Ahmed has changed spinner Will Jacks, whereas wicketkeeper Ben Foakes got here in for James Anderson, who was given relaxation for the dead-rubber.

England skipper Stokes imagine Karachi’s pitch would take extra spin than the one utilized in Multan.

“We’ve taken a take a look at the wicket as properly, which appears to be like very dry, I personally assume it would spin a bit greater than it did within the final Check match,” he stated.

England are on their first Check tour of Pakistan since 2005, having lengthy refused to go to the nation as a result of safety causes.

England’s taking part in XI: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wooden, Jack Leach.

However, Pakistan have made 4 adjustments of their beginning XI. Shan Masood has changed Imam-ul-Haq, who was having some harm issues within the earlier fixture. Nauman Ali, the left-arm orthodox spinner, got here in for Mohammad Nawaz, whereas quick bowler Mohammad Ali sat out for the 21-year-old debutant Mohammad Wasim Jr. On anticipated traces, right-handed batter Azhar Ali – who introduced his retirement from Check cricket on Friday – was picked within the crew on the expense of leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood.

Pakistan’s taking part in XI: Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed.

Rahul Diyashi
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