PTV Sports to air all matches of Pakistan’s England tour live

Ross Houston
August 4, 2020

The Test starts on August 5 at 11am (BST).

The Pakistan cricket team will be playing under the bio-secure bubble for the first time while England are heading into the series on the back of a 2-1 comeback win over the West Indies.

England have gained a 2-0 lead in the series over Ireland with the final ODI set to be played on Tuesday. With Ben Stokes not fit to bowl in that game, Joe Root opted to move up the order and leave out Zak Crawley in order to pack his bowling stocks.

"Pakistan have to be positive against England and not go into their shell and be defensive", he warned.

Who lines up at Emirates Old Trafford, however, is anyone's guess.

Yesterday, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, expressing satisfaction with the team's preparations for the England series, said the team was in good form and ready to play. "There is a definite possibility and also an encouraging sign". It's not like you go out and win it easily.

He said the series could be a ground-breaking one for Babar and other youngsters like Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi etc.

"It will be tough against the likes of [pace bowlers] James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who are both great bowlers and have over 1,000 Test wickets between them", the 54-year-old Wasim, who is regarded by experts as one of the finest left-arm pacers of all times, remarked.

Will the Emirates Old Trafford Test be affected by the coronavirus local lockdown?

First Test will be hosted at Manchester's Old Trafford from August 5th to August 9th while the next two shall be held at Southampton from August 13th to August 17th and August 21st to August 25th, 2020. Separate households are now barred from meeting each other at home after a spike in Covid-19 cases.

But with both squads self-contained in a bio-secure bubble, the European Central Bank are confident the new rules will not affect the match, which gets underway on Wednesday, August 5.

"Naseem is a young talent who came up and played Test cricket from nowhere, but I've been with him in the first-class team and have played a few Test matches with him now".

How can I watch, listen to and stream the game?

It's high on expectancy series being brought live on PTV Sports.

Sky Sports Main Event is a subscription service available on channel 401 on Sky, channel 402 and channel 437 (HD) on BT TV, channel 401 on TalkTalk TV, and channels 501 (HD) and 401 on Virgin Media. Firstly he was performing really well in white-ball cricket and people thought he was only a white-ball player but he took on that challenge and played with a lot of freedom and flair.

In India, Pakistan and other subcontinent countries, the match will be available to watch on Sony Six and Sony ESPN.

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