Yasir Shah star of the Pakistani team left 13 wickets in two test matches to break the 120 years old record. He took 87 wickets in 14 matches and now he is at world number one position in quick wicket-taking. Old defender James Michael Anderson took four wickets two times Shan Masood than Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.
His return was not good for Pakistan, he bowled a little slow but with 100% control and does major character role in his team in the second test. Pakistan had not won a test match in Edgbaston, Birmingham cricket ground from the beginning of the cricket history. But England had won four test matches against Pakistan.
Edgbaston, Birmingham cricket ground and James Michael Anderson
James Michael Anderson took 31 wickets from 2003 to 2015 in seven matches, he is at second number in the list of most wicket-taking bowlers in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Sami Aslam, the 20-year-old batsman, is set to replace Shan Masood at the top of the order as Pakistan concede they can’t accommodate Anderson’s bunny any longer. There may also be a change in the pace attack, with consideration being given to Sohail Khan replacing Wahab Riaz.
Steven Finn returns to the side to replace Stokes on the ground where he made his match-winning comeback against Australia last year. Cook said it was a tight call between him and Jake Ball: “I was awake at 2 am thinking about.”
There was substantial rain over Monday night into Tuesday but the forecast for the game is good. Cook said that there was a decent covering of grass on the surface. In the County Championship this season, the pitches have ranged from the lively (against Somerset) to the dead (against Hampshire). It is not expected to break up as the game progresses.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field
11:00 local time (10:00 GMT)
Watch Online Pakistan tour of England 3rd Investec Test Day 1 Complete HD Highlights Today, Eng v Pak at Birmingham, August 3rd, 2016.
Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan.
AN Cook*, AD Hales, JE Root, JM Vince, GS Ballance, JM Bairstow†, CR Woakes, MM Ali, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, ST Finn.
Test no. 2212 | 2016 season
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham
3,4,5,6,7 August 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – BNJ Oxenford and JS Wilson
TV umpire – HDPK Dharmasena
Match referee – RB Richardson
Reserve umpire – JW Lloyds