Pakistan vs England 1st Test: Rawalpindi Pitch Report, Team Records at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Updated on: Nov 30, 2022 1:28 pm IST

  • Pakistan vs England Pitch Report

    Pakistan vs England 1st Test: Pakistan will be locking horns with the visiting England team in a three-match Test series and the opening Test will be taking place at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi from 1 December, 2022. This is the first time in as many as 17 years that England will be playing a Test match in Pakistan after having played a seven-match T20I series earlier this year in that part of the world. Pakistan ended up losing their last Test series at home against Australia while England are coming off after a superb winning form in their home conditions under the captaincy of Ben Stokes.

    Pakistan vs England 1st Test: Rawalpindi Pitch Report, Team Records at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

    The pitch at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi has normally offered some really good conditions for batsmen as seen over the years. Things are helpful for the batters throughout the five days of the Test match, however, the spinners will come into play especially from Day 2 onwards. On the other hand, the fast bowlers will get some swing on offer during first few overs on the opening day of the Test match but the batters from both Pakistan and England will certainly enjoy batting on this wicket. The captain winning the toss should look to bat first on this track.

    The last Test match played between Pakistan and Australia on this Rawalpindi pitch was heavily criticised as it proved to be a belter of a track. A total of 1187 runs were scored across three innings having loss as many as 14 wickets and the Test match eventually ended as a draw. However, the track is expected to provide much more assistance to the fast bowlers for this PAK vs ENG 1st Test starting from Thursday.

    Team Records at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

    • The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is yet to host a single Test match between Pakistan and England.
    • In the overall 86 Test matches played between these two teams, England have had the upper hand with 26 wins while Pakistan have emerged victorious on 21 occasions.
    • Pakistan have managed to win 4 out of the 24 Test matches played against England at home.

    Pakistan vs England Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    20 September, 2022 1st T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi England won by 6 wickets
    22 September, 2022 2nd T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi Pakistan won by 10 wickets
    23 September, 2022 3rd T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi England won by 63 runs
    25 September, 2022 4th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi Pakistan won by 3 runs
    28 September, 2022 5th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Lahore Pakistan won by 6 runs
    30 September, 2022 6th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Lahore England won by 8 wickets
    2 October, 2022 7th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Lahore England won by 67 runs
    1 – 5 December, 2022 1st Test Pakistan vs England 10 AM IST Rawalpindi
    9 – 13 December, 2022 2nd Test Pakistan vs England 10 AM IST Multan
    17 – 21 December, 2022 3rd Test Pakistan vs England 10 AM IST Karachi

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