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After a hunting test winter session, England is back in their den to kick start the first Summer test against inexperienced Pakistan at the iconic Lord’s London. The hosts failed to register a single win in their test tour to Australia and New Zealand. However, starting a new series in the comfort of the home and the fact that they have lost just 2 out of their last 19 home series, will provide some delight to the unsettled English test team.
The first test of the two-match series against Pakistan starts tomorrow (May 24-28). The clash will begin at 11:00 AM Local/03:30 PM IST at Lord’s, London.
Pakistan is coming down the way after playing a couple of games against Kent, Northamptonshire and a test against Ireland. With a number of young guns at the initials stage of their respective career, it will be a bit tough for the visitors.
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Hosts have named a 12-member squad for the upcoming test series. Joss Buttler and Ben Stokes have rejoined the squad after taking a break from the IPL. Somerset off-spinner, Dom Bess is also expected to get his first maiden test call. James Vince has been omitted due to a string of low scores.
Pakistan is expected to tour the same squad that played the only test against Ireland a few days back. The squad featured five uncapped players and will be mostly dependent upon the experience of skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali and M Amir. Young Imam Ul Haq and M Abbas have looked promising and it will be interesting to witness them delivering at Lords.
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Joe Root(c), Mark Stoneman, Ben Stokes, Dominic Bess, Alastair Cook, Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Mark Wood
Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Asad Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Usman Salahuddin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf
The probable ENG vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: J Bairstow
Batsmen: J Root, A Cook, D Malan, M Stoneman, J Buttler
All-rounder: Ben Stokes
Bowlers: J Anderson, S Broad, D Bess, (Doubt: C Woakes and M Wood)
Wicket-keeper: S Ahmed
Batsmen: Imam Ul Haq, B Azam, A Ali, H Sohail, F Zaman, (Doubt: U Salahuddin, A Shafiq)
All-rounder: S Khan, F Ashraf
Bowlers: M Amir, M Abbas, R Ali
For England, batting looks settled and stronger with the likes of skipper Joe Root, D Malan, J Bairstow and Joss Buttler. Skipper Root has scored 788 runs in last 10 matches with an average of almost 50. Buttler stunned everyone with his performances in IPL and has got a recall to the test squad.
In bowling, James Anderson has taken 44 wickets in last 10 matches while S Broad has 31 scalps in last 10 matches.
For Pakistan, S Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Imam Ul Haq will be the key batters. In last games, A Ali has scored 893 runs while S Ahmed has collected 574 runs in total.
In bowling, M Amir will be their key bowler. however, M Abbas has also stunned everyone with the ball. In last 6 matches, M Abbas has 32 wickets while M Amir has taken 27 wickets in last 10 matches.
In wicket-keeping, both S Ahmed and J Bairstow will be a good choice.
In batsmen, J Root, I Haq, B Azam, and D Malan will be a safe bet. All are in a great form.
In all-rounder, you can choose Ben Stokes.
In bowling, M Amir, J Anderson, and S Broad will be a safe bet.
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