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PREVIEW: Pakistan continue Test Series preparations with three-day match at Sussex


Luke Wells on his way to 181 against Glamorgan this week

Sussex welcome Pakistan to The 1st Central County Ground tomorrow as the sides begin a three-day first-class tour match at Hove (11.00am start).

The tourists are preparing for their opening Investec Test Match with England at Lord’s next week and following their drawn match with Somerset earlier this week, arrive in Sussex for their second warm-up game.

It is Pakistan’s first visit to Hove since 1992 when they played two 55-over matches in successive days, and their last three-day match on this ground with Sussex came five years earlier in 1987.

Sussex have named a 13-man squad for the match including Jofra Archer and Abidine Sakande. 21 year-old Archer is a former West Indies Under-19 seamer, who has been playing for Sussex’s Second Eleven in 2016.

Sakande, also 21, is a seamer who has progressed through the Age Group & Academy ranks at Hove and has first-class experience having played for Oxford MCCU.

Phil Salt will make his first-class debut if selected whilst Lewis Hatchett and Fynn Hudson-Prentice are included in the squad for the first time since recovering from injuries.

Pakistan have rested Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah and Rahat Ali for the match, bringing in Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan and Zulfiqar Babar.

Tickets are available on the gate for this match at Hove. For more information on tickets, please click HERE

The Sussex squad is as follows:

Jofra Archer
Will Beer
Danny Briggs
Ben Brown (c/wk)
Craig Cachopa
Harry Finch
George Garton
Lewis Hatchett
Fynn Hudson-Prentice
Matt Machan
Phil Salt
Abidine Sakande
Luke Wells

BBC Sussex are covering the game LIVE from Hove, please click HERE to access the ball-by-ball commentary feed

Abidine Sakande (left) and Jofra Archer are both included in Sussex's squad for the first time

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