England test team captain Joe Root said he would like to tour Pakistan. But he quickly added, “It’s not my decision” as to whether or not they will return after culminating in the ongoing 3-match series against Pakistan.
England has not toured in Pakistan since 2005-06
England has not toured the country since 2005-06 due to security concerns after the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka Timbus in Lahore. However, the three Lions are set to tour the country in 2022.
IANS quoted the captain of England at a conference after the match of the second test, “It will be a great opportunity to go and play personally. It looks like a nice country to play. The turnstiles look nice and flat too. This will be a nice change to what we’ve been here,” he added.
Meanwhile, Root also mentioned the problem of poor lighting after ending with a pale draw due to rain loss for five days after the end of the second test. At a press conference after the match on Monday, 29-year-old said authorities could consider using a brighter red ball to speed up the start time and improve the floodlight.
We need to look at the chain at a higher level,” Root quotes BBC Sport. Much higher than my pay grade, but there are a number of things we can try out to see if there are other ways we can do it in this country to avoid similar scenarios.
It was a great story, but it has to be addressed somewhere,” he added. Root, who didn’t criticize the referee, added, “We can all play, but we don’t want anyone to be hurt or hurt by light or wet ground.
From Day 1, intermittent showers have affected the match. The main part of the second day was also washed, without bowling, before the game was completely stopped on the third day. Even on day 4, very small crickets were possible.
The rain and bad light made it the ninth shortest test in England in the shortest match since holding Pakistan at the bowled ball and Lord’s in 1987, as only 134.3 overs were allowed to bowl in the second test of the Ageas Bowl.
After losing the first test with a third week in Old Trafford, Pakistan must find a way to win the last test to draw the series.