No less than 14 members of the England squad have been affected by a virus forward of the primary Take a look at in opposition to Pakistan in Rawalpindi, which begins on December 1.
In keeping with media experiences, the squad members who’ve been affected by the virus embody round eight gamers.
“The England squad, including captain Ben Stokes, has been affected by a virus on the eve of the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi,” mentioned British media.
“Round 14 members of the travelling get together of gamers and coaches have been suggested to relaxation on the lodge on Wednesday.
“About half of the enjoying squad of 16 has been hit, with solely 5 collaborating in an elective coaching session.”
A press release by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) didn’t point out the variety of individuals affected by viral sickness.
It added that solely Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope and Joe Root attended at present’s elective coaching session.
England have already named their workforce for the primary Take a look at, with Lancashire all-rounder Liam Livingstone making his Take a look at debut whereas Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett returns to the aspect for the primary time since 2016 and can open the batting with Zak Crawley.
After the primary match in Rawalpindi, the second Take a look at strikes to Multan beginning on Friday, December 9, and the ultimate Take a look at of the tour will happen on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi, commencing on Saturday, December 17.