Pakistan vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – 9 Dec 2022

Pakistan vs England Highlights today. 2nd Test, Multan Cricket Stadium, Friday 9-12-2022, England tour of Pakistan 2022.

England chose to bat first.

Ben Stokes wants to set the tempo again. “Have to wait and see what it [the pitch] offers but hopefully we can go out and set the same sort of benchmark with the bat,” he says. England had named their XI in advance, with Mark Wood coming in for the injured Liam Livingstone.
Babar Azam says he too would have batted. “Pitch looks dry, we will have to bowl in the right areas.” Three changes confirmed: Naseem, Haris Rauf, and Azhar drop out, with Abrar, Nawaz, and Faheem coming in. Five genuine bowling options for them this time out

Pakistan team: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Abdullah Shafique, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Saud Shakeel, 5 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 6 Agha Salman, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Zahid Mahmood, 10 Abrar Ahmed, 11 Mohammad Ali.
England team: England: 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Ben Duckett, 3 Ollie Pope (wk), 4 Joe Root, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Will Jacks, 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Mark Wood, 11 James Anderson.

Head to Head In Test’s: 87
Pakistan Won: 21
England Won: 27
Pakistan Test Rankings: 6th
England Test Rankings: 4th

Form guide

(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Pakistan LLWLD
England WWWLW

Match Timings: 5:00 AM GMT | 10:00 AM Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Rashid Riaz
Match number – Test no. 2480

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