Pakistan To Train With Refurbished England
Following the discovery of seven positive COVID-19 cases in England’s camp and the subsequent isolation of the entire ODI squad and management team, the new 18-man team will only have one three-hour training session to prepare for the ODI series against Pakistan.
Gameplan and strategy
Ben Stokes’ mission, along with head coach Chris Silverwood, who has returned early from a scheduled break, is to get the squad to comprehend the gameplan and tactics England will need to utilize, as well as the exact roles he wants the players to assume, in the limited time they have before the game.
It will not be an easy task. Although the squad has lots of individual talent and some experience (nine players have never played in an ODI, and 12 have played senior international cricket), molding them into a cohesive one in such a short time will be the true task.
Opportunity For the uncapped players
It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the players who have been chosen. It’s a chance for Ben Duckett, James Vince, and Lewis Gregory to reaffirm their international credentials following a stint away from the England setup. For David Payne and John Simpson, two county circuit veterans, it’s a chance they certainly never dreamed would come. This is going to be a big week for all of the people who were chosen.
It’s an opportunity for uncapped players like Sussex opener Phil Salt, Durham fast Brydon Carse, and Surrey all-rounder Will Jacks to make their case at the highest level. For David Payne and John Simpson, two county circuit veterans, it’s a chance they certainly never dreamed would come. This is going to be a big week for all of the people who were chosen.
Preparing For The Test Series Against India
Stokes was intending on playing for Durham in the County Championship to prepare for the Test series against India after his IPL injury, but suddenly he has been catapulted into captaining England for the first time in limited-overs cricket under the most unusual of circumstances. By leading from the front, Stokes is the right man to galvanize England in this crisis. His runs and wickets will be crucial for this team.