The Pakistan Men's National Cricket Team will be touring England right before the 2019 World Cup. This tour might turn out to be extremely advantageous for the Pakistan team as they will be getting valuable game time in the English conditions right before the World Cup. This might come in handy for the Pakistan Team as the players will get ample time to settle down in the English conditions before the biggest cricket tournament of the year.
The tour will begin on May 5, 2019, with a sole T20 International followed by five One-day matches. In short, this tour will act crucial to prepare for the World Cup. But more so for Pakistan who will be walking into the competition as foreigners.
The English Cricket team will be focusing on getting their team combinations straight. They must have already been preparing for the world cup but being the host nation, they have additional pressure on them to perform well. This series will come handy to get the much needed last moment practice for the English side.
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez (subject to fitness), Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah (replaces injured Shadab Khan), Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, David Willey, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan