Most of the England players, including Butler, are touring Pakistan for the first time. Alex Hales, Moeen Ali and Liam Dawson, who returned to the team, have however featured in the Pakistan Super League.
Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan and Liam Livingstone have pulled out of the tour but are part of England’s T20 World Cup squad. The England team will play four T20 Internationals in Karachi from September 20 to 25. The remaining three matches will be played in Lahore from September 28 to October 2.
England’s last tour of Pakistan
England cricket last visited England in the year 2005. On this tour, the team played a series of three Tests and five ODIs, in which they had to face defeat badly. Pakistan defeated England 2-0 in Tests and 3-2 in ODIs. However, in these 17 years, both the teams have changed almost completely.
At the same time, the England team is in its excellent form in T20. In such a situation, it is not going to be so easy for Pakistan to defeat the visiting team this time. Apart from this, the morale of the Pakistani team has fallen a lot after the defeat in the final of the Asia Cup. Apart from this, some players of the team are also battling with poor form and injury, which has added to their problems.