England team has reached Pakistan to play Test series after 17 years. The first Test will be played in Rawalpindi from 1 December.
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The first Test match between Pakistan and England is going to start from December 1 in Rawalpindi. This Test series is very special for Pakistan because after 17 years the England team has reached their place in the biggest format of cricket. Who will be the winner of this test series, it will be known later, but before that the captain of England has won the hearts of Pakistani people. Actually Ben Stokes Has taken such a decision which is being praised all around.
Ben Stokes announced on Monday that he would not charge any match fee to play in the Pakistan Test series. Stokes tweeted and wrote, ‘I will give my match fees for this Test series in Pakistan flood aid.’ Ben Stokes wrote that he has come to Pakistan for the first time and this is a historic series.
Ben Stokes won hearts
Ben Stokes tweeted and wrote, ‘It is a great pleasure to come to Pakistan to play the historic series. It is exciting for our Test team to come to Pakistan after 17 years. It is sad to see that this year floods have caused tremendous damage to Pakistan. This game has given me a lot in life and I think this is the right time to give something back which is beyond cricket. I will donate my entire match fee for the Test series to the Pakistan Flood Fund. It is hoped that these donations will be able to provide some help to the flood affected areas in Pakistan. ,
Im donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal ❤️🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/BgvY0VQ2GG
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 28, 2022
Mark Wood will not play the first test
By the way, before the Test series against Pakistan, England has suffered a setback. England fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the Rawalpindi Test. England head coach Brendon McCullum informed that Wood is unfit and he will not play the first test. Although he is likely to play the last two Test matches of the series. The second match of the three-Test series will be held in Multan on 9 December. There will be the last match of the series from 17th December. This match will be played in Karachi.