Rehan Ahmed to debut as England unveil Playing XI for Karachi Test


KARACHI: England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday announced the Playing XI for the upcoming Karachi Test against Pakistan, 18-year-old British-Pakistani Rehan Ahmed to make his debut.

The touring side, who have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, made two changes to their Playing XI for the final Test as Ahmed will make his debut by replacing Will Jacks, while Ben Foakes would replace seasoned pacer, James Anderson.

“The Three Lions make two changes as 18-year-old Rehan Ahmed makes his debut replacing Will Jacks, while Ben Foakes comes in for Jimmy Anderson,” said ECB in a press release.

Following his debut, Ahmed will become the youngest player to make the Test debut for England and will break Brian Close’s record.

Ben Stokes-led England came from behind to seal a dramatic victory in the Rawalpindi Test to clinch the series with a game to spare.


Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Mark Wood

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