Preview – Cricket: England v Pakistan, First Test

Joe Root

After Pakistan comfortably won against Ireland in the Emerald Isle’s first ever international test match, they now come over to take on an England side still worse for wear.

With Joe Root captaining the team at Lord’s, he must try to overturn the home side’s fortunes following their appalling performances against Australia and New Zealand over the winter. Whether he or any of the team can find some decent spells remains to be seen.

England v Pakistan is on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event at 10.00 (play begins 11.00).