Rehan Ahmed, an uncapped 18-year-old leg-spinner, been added to England’s squad for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship series against Pakistan.

And if given an opportunity during the three-match series, Rehan can become the youngest player to play Test cricket for England Men’s team.

The development comes after Rehan impressed the coaching staff during the three-day warm-up fixtures for England Lions against the Test squad in the training camp in UAE and has been added to the senior squad.

Brendon McCullum, England Men’s red-ball head coach, acknowledged that he is “not the finished article”, but said, “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.”

“We know he’s not the finished article and has raw potential,” McCullum added.

Rehan was England’s second-highest wicket-taker in the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup in 2022, taking 12 wickets in four matches at an average of 12.58.

The series will kick off with the first Test in Rawalpindi on December 1 followed by the next two matches in Multan and Karachi.

England Men’s Test squad for Pakistan tour: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed

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