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Pakistan's pacer Naseem Shah attended the press conference before the opening game.

Pakistan will play a three-match Test series against England that starts on December 1. The two teams will renew the rivalry that reached its peak in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup, where England defeated the sub-continent team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The will be England’s first Test series in Pakistan in 17 years. Earlier, the Jos Buttler-lead team had toured Pakistan for a seven-match T20I series before the World Cup in Australia.

Pakistan’s pacer Naseem Shah attended the press conference before the opening game. A reporter asked him about the longevity of England’s James Anderson. Naseem lauded the legendary bowler.

“It is a big achievement as it is hard to continue for that long. We will learn a lot of things from him. Whenever I have met him, our talks have been about cricket. He is playing at 40 and is fit. You can imagine the amount of hard work he has put in to be at this level,” said Shah.

The reporter further asks about the pace vs. skills. “‘Brother, I have just 30 percent English, and my English is finished now.” His reply led to laughter in the room.

As the reporter refined his question, Naseem said that experience helped Anderson better understand the game.

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