England have changed injured all-rounder Liam Livingstone with quick bowler Mark Wooden in the one change to their squad for the second check towards Pakistan, with Ollie Pope retaining the wicketkeeper’s gloves.
Livingstone has returned house after sustaining a knee damage in his debut check in Rawalpindi, the place England pulled off a exceptional 74-run victory for a 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence.
Wooden missed the primary check as he continued his restoration from a hip damage.
Ben Foakes, who missed the opener with sickness, is now absolutely match however England skipper Ben Stokes confirmed that Pope, who made 108 within the first innings in Rawalpindi, will proceed behind the wicket due to his superior batting.
“I’ll still keep saying that he (Foakes) is the best keeper in the world,” Stokes stated on the eve of the match, which begins on Friday.
“It should sound foolish to not be selecting him however you bought to see the situations we face right here. Pakistan is a really onerous place to return and win.
“Including Mark Wooden into the aspect provides us the very best alternative to take 20 wickets.
“That’s what we came here to do. We came here to try and win the game of cricket and not be conservative […],” he added.
Off-spinner Will Jacks, who claimed six wickets on his check debut in Rawalpindi, was additionally retained.
England would conclude their first check tour of Pakistan since 2005 with a match in Karachi.
Crew England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Will Jacks, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Mark Wooden, James Anderson.