Pakistani cricket team in England in 2018
The Pakistan cricket team toured England between April and June 2018 to play two Test matches. Ahead of the Tests, Pakistan played first-class matches against Kent and Northamptonshire. They then travelled to Dublin to play Ireland in their first Test match, before playing a two-day match against Leicestershire ahead of the first Test against England. At the end of the tour they played two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Scotland in Edinburgh. The Test series was drawn 1–1.
|Pakistani cricket team in England in 2018|
|Dates||28 April – 5 June 2018|
|Captains||Joe Root||Sarfaraz Ahmed|
|Result||2-match series drawn 1–1|
|Most runs||Jos Buttler (161)||Haris Sohail (114)|
|Most wickets||James Anderson (9)||Mohammad Abbas (10)|
|Player of the series||Mohammad Abbas (Pak)|
In April 2018, Pakistani leg-spin bowler Yasir Shah was ruled out for ten weeks, due to stress fracture of a hip, causing him to miss the entire tour. The report said that Yasir would need to "undergo extensive rehabilitation". The Pakistan selectors were reportedly considering either leg spinner Shadab Khan (who was chosen) or left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti as replacement.
Babar Azam of Pakistan was ruled out of the remainder of the Test series after fracturing his forearm when he was hit by a delivery from Ben Stokes on the second day of the first Test. For the second Test, Keaton Jennings was added to England's squad, with Mark Stoneman being dropped. Sam Curran was also added to England's squad for the second Test, as cover for Ben Stokes, who suffered a hamstring injury.
First-class: Kent vs PakistanEdit
28 April–1 May 2018
- Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
- No play was possible on days 2 and 3 due to rain. No play was possible on day 4 before lunch, also due to rain.
First-class: Northamptonshire vs PakistanEdit
4–7 May 2018
- Northamptonshire won the toss and elected to bat.
Two-day match: Leicestershire vs PakistanEdit
- While five days of play were scheduled for each Test, the first Test reached a result within four days, and the second Test reached a result within three days.
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