England vs Pakistan 1st Test in Old Trafford live starts at 3.30pm IST on August 5. The subcontinent side has reached England a month before the series begins and they have undergone the necessary quarantine and safety measures before beginning with their training and practice matches. The side looks ready to take on England at home in a 3-Test and 3-T20I series.
Pakistan are expected to maintain a proud record against England in the coming weeks as the sides contest three Tests before playing as many T20 internationals. The Men in Green have played six tours in their last two tours of England with a record of 3 wins and 3 losses.
Not since 2010 have England won a Test series against Pakistan, who won the series in the UAE in 2011/12 and 2015/16 while the last two series in England have ended drawn, in 2016 and 2018.
The series also marks a busy summer for England as the Pakistan cricket team will be the third touring party since the resumption of cricket post-COVID-19. After West Indies and Ireland played a single series of the Test and ODI formats respectively, England vs Pakistan 2020 will be the first encounter featuring two formats, Tests and T20Is.
What is the venue of ENG vs PAK 1st Test match?
The venue for the series opener will be Old Trafford, in Manchester.
Where can you watch ENG vs PAK 1st Test live?
The game will be telecasted in Sony Six channel and stream online on SonyLiv
When can you watch ENG vs PAK 1st Test live?
All matches are scheduled to start at 3.30pm IST
England vs Ireland ODI probable squads for 3rd ODI:
Possible Playing XI for England vs Pakistan 1st Test (Pakistan tour of EngIand 2020)
England have named an unchanged 14-man squad. But, Dom Bess did not bowl a single over in England’s last Test. So, could they leave him out and play the extra batsman in Zak Crawley?
England possible XI: 1. Rory Burns, 2. Dominic Sibley, 3. Zak Crawley, 4. Joe Root (c), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Ollie Pope, 7. Jos Buttler (wk), 8. Chris Woakes, 9. Jofra Archer, 10. Stuart Broad, 11. James Anderson
It will be interesting to see the composition of Pakistan’s bowling attack. Do they play both their exciting youngsters straight away? Also, does Fawad Alam, who has a superb First Class record (12,265 runs, avg. 56.78) play?
Pakistan possible XI: 1. Shan Masood, 2. Abid Ali, 3. Azhar Ali (c), 4. Babar Azam, 5. Asad Shafiq, 6. Haris Sohail/Fawad Alam, 7. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 8. Yasir Shah, 9. Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10. Naseem Shah, 11. Mohammad Abbas