By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 13, 2020 10:57 IST
England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match: Pitch Report, Weather Forecast & Playing 11

The second test match between England & Pakistan to be a close contest as well the sides will look for a win at Southampton. In the first test match many hopes were shattered when Stokes departed, it was an unexpected win for England till day 3 as they were lagging behind a huge score! But a 139-run partnership between Buttler & Woakes won the match for the home team. 

England Vs Pakistan second-test match details:  

The second-test match between the two teams will be played on Thursday (August 13) at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The match will start at 11:00 AM (local time), 3:30 PM (IST)  

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Pitch Report: The Rose Bowl Southampton  

The pitch will provide support for both teams. Spin will come in handy as Yasir Shah might continue to make the most of it. Batsmen will also look to exploit the conditions on the wicket as it will surface which will be provide some assistance for them as well. 

Pakistan will be hot & will be looking forward for a win against England to equal the level of the series. The pressure will be on both the captains as they will seek for a win. 

The batting line-up can be a mix of England & Pakistan with the bowling favoring Pakistan’s side. Babar Azam, Shah Masood, Dominic Sibley are must in the side. With Ben Stokes unavailable for England due to family reasons, Zak Crawley might find a place in the eleven.  

2nd test players availability update!  

Ben Stokes is unavailable due to family reasons. 

Probable Playing XI  

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson 

Pakistan: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas 

Fixtures: All the matches will start from 3:30PM (IST)  

13 - 17 August - 2nd Test Rose Bowl Southampton  

21-25 August – 3rd Test Rose Bowl Southampton  

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