Gregory grateful for PSL knowledge against Pakistan

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Lewis Gregory is relishing the chance to use his ‘inside knowledge’ of Pakistan cricket after being handed a shock call-up by England for the ongoing One-day International series.

A Covid outbreak within the England camp meant the originally selected squad for the three-match contest were all forced to self-isolate, with head coach Chris Silverwood having to assemble an entirely new 18-man party just days before Thursday’s first ODI in Cardiff.

Yet despite the upheaval, 50-over world champions England still thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets, with only 67.1 of the match’s scheduled 100 overs required.

Somerset all-rounder Gregory, one of five players in the England XI who were making their ODI debut, played his part with a miserly haul of 1-11 in four overs after being given the new ball that saw him dismiss the dangerous Mohammad Rizwan.