Host England will be looking to maintain their winning streak in Test cricket when they face Pakistan in three-match series that starts from 5th August. Veteran pace Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan have been named in the 20-man squad for England tour.
Uncapped Haider Ali, Kashif Bhatti have also found a place in the Test squad. Naseem Shah has shown impressive performances in the intra-squad games played in England.
On the other hand, England Test Captain Joe Root will be hoping that the side can maintain their disciplines with bat and ball against Pakistan. There might no changes in the setup as more of the same group that played against West Indies will be picked for this series as well.
Let’s take a look at some of the important statistics related to England vs Pakistan 2020 Test Series
1996 was the last time Pakistan won a Test series in England. Captain Azhar Ali will be looking to go the distance this time around and win the Test series against Joe Root’s England.
2010 was the last time England won a Test series against Pakistan. Skipper Joe Root will be hoping that the side can continue their six-match winning streak in this series.
3 victories for Pakistan out of 6 Test matches played against England in England since September 2014.
83 matches have been played between England and Pakistan in Test cricket. England have managed to register 25 victories. Pakistan have come out on top on 21 occasions. 37 matches have ended in a draw.
11 wickets needed by pacer James Anderson to complete 600 wickets in the Test-match cricket. He currently has taken 589 wickets in 153 matches at an average of 26.85.
81 runs required by Pakistan Test Captain Azhar Ali to complete 6000 runs in Test cricket. Azhar currently has scored 5919 runs in 78 matches with 16 centuries and 31 half-centuries to his name.
201 runs needed by Pakistan Test Skipper Azhar Ali to complete 1000 runs against England in Test cricket. He currently has scored 799 runs in 14 Test matches at an average of 31.96 with two centuries and three half-centuries to his name.
271 runs needed by England Test Captain Joe Root to complete 8000 runs in the Test cricket. Root currently has scored 7729 runs in 94 Test matches at an average of 48.30 with seventeen centuries and forty-nine half-centuries to his name.
84 runs needed by England Test Captain Joe Root to complete 1000 runs against Pakistan in Test cricket. He has scored 916 runs in 9 matches at an average of 61.06 with one century and six half-centuries to his name.
142 runs needed by Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq to complete 1000 runs against England in Test format. He currently has accumulated 858 runs at an average of 40.85 with two centuries and five half-centuries to his name.
150 runs needed by Pakistan’s premier batsman Babar Azam to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket. He has currently scored 1850 runs in 26 Test matches at an average of 45.12 with five centuries and thirteen half-centuries to his name.