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James Anderson and Naseem Shah hold media conferences

James Anderson of England and Pakistan’s Naseem Shah held their media conferences ahead of the first Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Anderson, who is England’s most successful Test bowler with 667 wickets in 175 matches, will feature in a Test in Pakistan for the first time, having played against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in six Tests in 2012 and 2015, taking 22 wickets. Overall, Anderson has claimed 74 wickets against Pakistan in 18 Tests.

In contrast, Naseem Shah has played 13 Tests since making his debut against Australia in Brisbane in November 2019 and has claimed 33 wickets. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is a happy hunting ground for Naseem, who, in February 2020, became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick, achieving the feat against Bangladesh in only his fourth Test.

Schedule of Tests:

1-5 December – 1st Test, Rawalpindi

9-13 December – 2nd Test, Multan

17-21 December – 3rd Test, Karachi

Ticketing information:

Ticket prices for the Imran Khan, Javed Akhtar, Javed Miandad and Azhar Mahmood Stands – the four VIP Enclosures – have been fixed at PKR500, while the Premier Enclosures, which include Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Miran Bakhsh and Yasir Arafat Stands, have been fixed at PKR250 each day.

Tickets are available online at https://pcb.bookme.pk/ Payments can be made using Easypaisa/Jazzcash/credit card/Nift options, while helpline number is 042 111 BOOKME. The tickets will be delivered to the buyers on the provided addresses.