SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan on Wednesday gained the toss and elected to bat first within the first of the 5 One-Day Internationals (ODI) towards England .
Speaking to Nasser Hussain in the course of the toss, Pakistan captain Azhar Ali revealed one change of their line-up from the primary ODI towards Eire final week.
Hasan Ali, who performed his first ODI towards Eire, made approach for Wahab Riaz.
Ben Stokes returned to worldwide cricket after he limped throughout Previous Trafford Check towards Pakistan earlier within the tour. He’s joined by categorical tempo bowler, Mark Wooden.
Wooden final performed for England through the Three Lions tour of United Arab Emirates final yr. After sustaining an ankle damage through the tour, the quick-bowler underwent two surgical procedures.
Nevertheless, he impressed with thunderbolts in the course of the lately concluded England’s home Twenty20 championship.
That is Azhar Ali’s fifth contest towards England as captain and Pakistan’s first worldwide match after they have been declared primary Check aspect earlier within the week.
Pitch and Climate report: The solar has basked on the picturesque Ageas Bowl all through the day. The wicket is dry and guarantees to assist the spinners. The specialists will not be ruling out the position of reverse swing within the the demise overs.
England: Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, and Mark Wooden
Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, and Mohammad Amir
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