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)
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.
Pakistan's squad for the second England Test that begins at the Ageas Bowl Southampton tomorrow:— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 12, 2020
Azhar A (c), Babar A (vc), Abid A, Asad S, Fawad A, Imam, Kashif B, M Abbas, M Rizwan, Naseem S, Sarfaraz A, Shadab K, Shaheen A, Shan M, Sohail K and Yasir S. #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/755JDZwcWO
We have named our squad for the second #raisethebat Test against Pakistan 👇— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 12, 2020
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)
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