England's Rehan Ahmed receives Pakistan tour call-up
Rehan Ahmed (Source: Twitter)
England's squad for the Pakistan tour has an addition as young leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed has been drafted into the squad. The 18-year-old who represents Leicestershire has been called in after impressing everyone during the training camp with Lions held in UAE.
As of now, he is a part of the warm-up fixture against the English side during which he made a serious impact. He also has a chance to become the youngest player to ever don the Three Lions cap and will better Brian Close who debuted in 1949 against New Zealand.
Talking about the youngster, head coach Brendon McCullum was high on praise mentioning that his intent to play the game has grabbed the eyeballs of the team management including him. Furthermore, he added that being part of the setup will be highly advantageous for the rookie.
“We know he’s not the finished article and has raw potential, but Ben (Stokes), myself and the rest of the coaches like how he approaches his game. The experience of being part of the squad in Pakistan will be hugely beneficial for him, and he will add to the make-up of our squad.”
The Ben Stokes-led side will travel to the Green Nation to feature in the three-match Test series that will begin on 1st December in Rawalpindi.