Pakistan opts to field in Birmingham Test

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first in the third test match at Birmingham’s Edgbaston stadium on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

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Pakistan has made two changes to their side. Shan Masood has been replaced by Sami Aslam whereas Sohail Khan will replace Wahab Riaz.

England has also made a change to their side. Pacer Steven Finn is playing instead of injured Ben Stokes.

The four match test series is level at 1-1.

Pakistan’s tour to England started on a high as they beat the hosts at the historic Lords stadium by 75 runs. However, the hosts came back and won the second test at Manchester by a whooping 330 runs.

England XI: Alastair Cook (captain), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Steven Finn.

Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Yasir Shah and Sohail Khan.

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