Just before their matches against Pakistan, team England had to change their squad as the players were down with COVID-19. Just then Stuart Broad who is known for his wit thought of something funny after the England Cricket Broad announced seven replacements in the squad. Stuart Broad took to social media and wrote, "Gotta feel for the Pakistan Team Analyst- would have had all the plans sorted! Busy few days ahead!" The home team was forced to include nine uncapped players in the squad. ENG vs PAK 2021: Seven Members Of England ODI Team Test Positive For COVID-19.
In a statement, the ECB said that as many as seven people from the squad were tested positive in the mandatory PCR tests conducted by the board. "Seven members - three players and four management team members- of the England Men's ODI party have tested positive for COVID-19," the ECB said in a release on Tuesday. The ECB has not released the names of the players and officials who have been tested positive. But have put up a revised squad instead. Now, let's have a look at the tweet by Broad.
Gotta feel for the Pakistan Team Analyst- would have had all the plans sorted! Busy few days ahead!! https://t.co/deFLg9JKhv
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 6, 2021
England and Pakistan will take on each other in three ODIs and as many T20Is. The first ODI will begin on July 8, 2021.
Eng Squad: Ben Stokes (c), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince.
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