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England v Pakistan Test series: TV channel, start time & schedule

by Wisden Staff 3-minute read

England and Pakistan will face off in a three-Test series which starts on Wednesday. Here’s how you can follow the Test series on TV.

Following a 2-1 win over West Indies in the recently-concluded Test series, England will now take on Pakistan, who arrived in the country on June 29, in a three-match competition. This will be Pakistan’s first Test series since thumping Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs in the first of a two-Test series in March, which remains incomplete due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two sides last faced off in a Test series when Pakistan toured England and Scotland in 2018. The visitors shocked the home side with a nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord’s but riding on Jos Buttler’s 80* in the second Test at Headingley, they slammed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to draw the series 1-1.

England haven’t won a Test series against Pakistan for 10 years now. Their last series win – a 3-1 victory in a four-Test series – came on the Pakistan’s infamous 2010 tour.

England v Pakistan Tests TV Channel

The Test series will be telecasted live on Sky Sports in England and will be aired on Ten Sports in Pakistan, on Sony Ten network in India and on Fox Sports in Australia.

England v Pakistan Tests fixtures and start times

5 August: 1st Test, Emirates Old Trafford, 11am local time | 10am GMT
13 August: 2nd Test, The Ageas Bowl, 11am local time | 10am GMT
21 August: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, 11am local time | 10am GMT

You can follow our coverage of the England v Pakistan Test series here.

Star Players

Stuart Broad (England): After missing out on the first Test of the West Indies series, Stuart Broad roared back, returning figures of 3-66, 3-42, 6-31 and 4-36 in the following two Tests and was named the Player of the Series, becoming the seventh bowler to pick 500 Test wickets in the process. The 34-year-old will be a tough nut to crack for Pakistan, and the home side will hope their star pacer continues in the same vein to help them win their first Test series against Pakistan since 2010.

Babar Azam (Pakistan): Most of Pakistan’s hopes will be pinned on their golden boy Babar Azam, who has been in stellar form in the longer format of the sport. In 13 of the last 15 Tests, he has scored either a century or a half-century. He has four centuries in last seven Test innings with one score of 97. Since the start of 2018, Babar has scored 1,375 runs in 15 Tests at 65.47. He will likely be the most important wicket for England in the upcoming series.

This article was brought to you in association with Wisden’s official betting partner, bet365 . For all the latest England vs Pakistan odds and in-play markets, visit bet365

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