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Sport Pakistan pick two leg-spinners and opt to bat, England unchanged

14:15  05 august  2020
14:15  05 august  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

Pakistan's Babar Azam hits sublime half-century to frustrate England

  Pakistan's Babar Azam hits sublime half-century to frustrate England He hit nine boundaries as he reached 52 not out in just 71 balls, almost every one of them imperious, as he set about proving all of the praise he has garnered in recent months is well placed. The players were forced off the field by a shower just before 3pm and would have welcomed the chance to regroup after Babar's onslaught.As well as stalling England's progress his efforts also placed Shan Masood in the shade, the opener having ground out a valuable 45 not out across more than three hours.

England has won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the decisive fifth and final one-day international, the last match of the visitors’ troubled tour. England made one change for Wednesday’s game at the Rose Bowl, with all-rounder Luke Wright coming in for spinner Michael Yardy.

Pakistan ’s batting will be key. If Pakistan ’s batsmen put runs on the board, then their bowlers can Off- spinner Dominic Bess played in all the three Tests against West Indies but had a very little role to England can opt for all pace bowling attack against Pakistan , who are known to play spin much

a person wearing a uniform and talking on the phone: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali (left) and England skipper Joe Root © Getty Images Pakistan captain Azhar Ali (left) and England skipper Joe Root

Pakistan picked two leg-spinners and Azhar Ali chose to bat after winning the toss in the first Test against an unchanged England side at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Shadab Khan was selected along with Yasir Shah to give Azhar a pair of leg-spinners to call upon, with Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas the seamers in a dangerous attack.

England went with the same team that sealed a 2-1 series victory over West Indies at the same venue last week, Ben Stokes strictly playing as a batsman due to a quad injury.

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  How to watch England vs Pakistan: Live stream the Tests and T20 Internationals online England host Pakistan in a month-long series comprising of three Tests and three T20 Internationals. Here's how to watch it anywhere onlineEngland now host Pakistan in a series that comprises three Test matches and three T20 Internationals throughout August. All six games will be played in the biosecure environments of the Emirates Old Trafford at Manchester and The Ageas Bowl in Southampton that hosted the series against West Indies and Ireland.

The Pakistan national cricket team toured England and Ireland from 3 July to 7 September 2016 for a four-match Test series, a five-match One Day International (ODI) series and a one-off Twenty20 International ( T 20I) against the England cricket team.

COLOMBO: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Tharindu Kaushal and Chameera walk in to the side in place of Nuwan Pradeep and Dilruwan Perera. Pakistan went in with an unchanged side.

Dom Bess did not bowl a single ball in that win over the Windies in Manchester, but the spinner retains his place in the first of three Tests.

The in-form Stuart Broad and James Anderson will again spearhead the England attack and will be hoping to make early inroads in Pakistan's first Test since February.

England team: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, James Anderson.

Pakistan team: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah.


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Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in Multan in 2005 – that is the narrowest win by runs between the two sides. BATTING RECORDS. Amongst all those great fast bowlers from England and Pakistan , it is interesting that a leg spinner is the leading wicket-taker in the rivalry between the two countries.

Can Pakistan go one step ahead and win a series in England ? That will be the question on everyone's mind as England and Pakistan get set to face The spin department will be led by ace legspinner Yasir Shah and also has uncapped left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti. While West Indies too had a potent

Ben Stokes out of Pakistan series for 'family reasons' .
England cricketer Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the Test series against Pakistan for "family reasons".The all-rounder will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand to be with his parents.

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