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Pakistan opt to bowl first against England in 2nd T-20I

By News Desk

May 25, 2024 06:14 PM


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Pakistan have won the toss and chosen to bowl first against England in the 2nd T-20I match being played at Birmingham on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

Playing XIs

England: 1 Jos Buttler (capt/wk), 2 Phil Salt, 3 Will Jacks, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley

Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Saim Ayub, 3 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 4 Fakhar Zaman, 5 Shadab Khan, 6 Azam Khan, 7 Iftikhar Ahmed, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Amir

For England, Jorfa Archer made his long-awaited comeback to the playing XI as this will be his first international appearance in over a year. On the other hand, Pakistan's Haris Rauf returned to the team after staying on the sidelines for three months.
"The pitch looks good, a bit of swing." Haris Rauf is back which is a boost. "We have a good bunch of fast bowlers. Simple message to enjoy yourself and prepare for the World Cup. T20 is a fast game, need to play according to the situation." Babar said after winning the toss.

On the other hand, England's skipper Jos Buttler stated that he would have loved to chase as well.

"Excited for Jofra, long road for him but looks great and looks fit. Livingstone, excited for him too, lots of options within the team. We are focussed on the here and now, fantastic to be back in England, looking forward to today," Buttler said.

It is worth mentioning that England have won seven out of the last 10 T20Is against Pakistan and they will look to continue their form against the Green Shirts.

Remember, the first T20I at Leeds was called off due to persistent rain on Wednesday."The pitch looks good, a bit of swing." Haris Rauf is back which is a boost. "We have a good bunch of fast bowlers. Simple message to enjoy yourself and prepare for the World Cup. T20 is a fast game, need to play according to the situation." Babar said after winning the toss.

On the other hand, England's skipper Jos Buttler stated that he would have loved to chase as well.

"Excited for Jofra, long road for him but looks great and looks fit. Livingstone, excited for him too, lots of options within the team. We are focussed on the here and now, fantastic to be back in England, looking forward to today," Buttler said.

It is worth mentioning that England have won seven out of the last 10 T20Is against Pakistan and they will look to continue their form against the Green Shirts.

Remember, the first T20I at Leeds was called off due to persistent rain on Wednesday.


News Desk


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