Pakistan opt to bowl first after winning the toss
Birmingham: Pakistan has won the toss and has opted to bowl first at Edgbaston in the third Test match. Pakistan have made two changes by bringing in Sami Aslam for Shan Masood and Wahab Riaz is replaced by Sohail Khan.
Misbah said at toss “We need to bat better. We need to convert these starts, in these conditions you have to go onto a score once you get in.
Meanwhile English skipper Cook says that “Steve Finn was bowling quick at Essex Eagles on the telly the other night.” He is in for Ben Stokes.
The third Test match between Pakistan and England is an important one in context of the series as both sides have one Test match each coming into this match. Pakistan won the first one at Lord’s but England made a resounding comeback at Old Trafford to level the series.
England will play their 500th Test match at home and they will be looking to make a fond memory out of this by winning the Test match.
PAKISTAN XI: M Hafeez, S Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, A Shafiq, S Ahmed, Y Shah, M Amir, S Khan, Rahat Ali.
ENGLAND XI: Cook (c), Hales, Root, Vince, Ballance, Bairstow (wk), Moeen, Woakes, Broad, Finn, Anderson.