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Old Trafford: The England National Selectors on Wednesday (July 29, 2020) announced the unchanged English squad for the first Test against Pakistan that is scheduled to begin from August 5 at Emirates Old Trafford.

After defeating West Indies in the first-ever Test series post-coronavirus, England are all set to face Pakistan in their next red-ball challenge.

"I'm sure everytime I write something about Stuart Broad, people relate to him getting hit for six sixes!" As a 34-year-old you can't ask any more than that. "He takes wickets in clusters, he's a nightmare to play against".

"The top sides have players that average more than 45, which is where West Indies are lacking", he said.

James Anderson is England's leading wicket-taker, the raw pace of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood has swung matches in England's favour in the past while Sam Curran has won every Test he has played in at home.

"I want to congratulate West Indies for taking the plunge and making the trip to England", Brathwaite said on his final broadcast on BBC Radio for the tour.

Broad and Anderson are no longer involved with England's limited-overs teams, with Morgan believing their focus being directed exclusively towards Test cricket has helped the duo in the long run. But I'm looking for the next step that will improve me as a cricketer.

Holder started the game 54 points ahead of Stokes but watched as England's talisman slammed 176 and an unbeaten 78, and also took three wickets, to assume the number one position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.

"I just think it's brilliant".

"I'm thankful the European Central Bank has actually made that choice this year due to the fact that the county champion in my eyes has actually constantly been the year-long slog, at the end of the year you understand you're the very best side in the nation".

"I think this is the best way to do it".

"It sums Stuart up, he seems to get on those hot streaks and have a real impact in games and I " m really pleased for him to get to that milestone - 500 Test wickets is a phenomenal achievement.

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