New Delhi: The England team is on a tour of Pakistan. The Test series between the two countries will start from December 1. 18-year-old uncapped leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed has been included in the England Test squad for this series. If Rehan gets a chance to play in this series played under the ICC World Test Championship series, he will create history. If Rehan gets a chance to play, he will become the youngest player to play Test cricket for the England men’s team.
Coaching staff impressed in warm-up
Rehan impressed the coaching staff in the three-day warm-up while playing for the England Lions during their training camp held in the United Arab Emirates. After this he was included in the senior team. Brendon McCullum, England men’s red-ball head coach, said: “Ben Stokes is adored by me and the rest of the coaches. The experience of being part of the team in Pakistan will be hugely beneficial for him. He will join our team. McCullum further said – We know he is not a finished article and has raw potential.
Pakistan bound ✈
— ICC (@ICC) November 24, 2022
second highest wicket taker
Rehan was England’s second highest wicket-taker in the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup in 2022, taking 12 wickets in four matches at an average of 12.58. The series will begin on December 1 with the first Test in Rawalpindi followed by the next two matches in Multan and Karachi.
England men’s Test squad for Pakistan tour:
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed
Youngest England male Test debutant
- Brian Close 1949 – 18 years 149 days
- John Crawford 1906- 19 years 32 days
- Dennis Compton 1937 – 19 years 83 days
- Ben Hollyoaks 1997 – 19 years 269 days
- Haseeb Hameed 2016 – 19 years 297 days
- Ian Peebles 1927 – 19 years 338 days
- Sam Curran 2018 – 19 years 363 days