England elected bat first in 2nd test

July 22, 2016 10:15 am0 commentsViews: 31

England elected bat first. England captain Alastair Cook on Friday elected to bat first in the second of the four-Test match series against Pakistan here.

On a dry and hard surface, experts had anticipated that the team who wins the toss will bat first.

England elected bat first.

After a comprehensive defeat in the first Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground, England look to make a strong comeback to level the series 1-1.

Pakistan field the same team. 

Pakistan line-up: Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali.

England make two changes in their line-up. Steven Finn and Jake Ball make way for Ben Stokes and James Anderson.

England line-up: Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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