Misbah decides to bat first after winning toss in Abu Dhabi Test


ABU DHABI: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has won the toss and his side will bat first in the second Test of the three match Test series against West Indies.

Misbah feels that the pitch is dry and cracks will open up in the second innings which will help the spinners and this is precisely the reason why he has decided to bat first. Pakistan have made three changes to their side. Younis Khan is back in place of Babar Azam where as Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have been rested due to the workload and have been replaced by Rahat Ali and Zulfiqar Babar.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder also wanted to bat first on this pitch. He added that his side missed crucial chances in the previous match and it is important that they buckle up in this match and make the most out of the opportunities that come their way.


WI XI: K Brathwaite, L Johnson, DM Bravo, M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, S Hope, J Holder, D Bishoo, M Cummins, S Gabriel

PAK XI: Azhar Ali, S Aslam, Younis Khan, A Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq, S Ahmed, M Nawaz, Y Shah, S Khan, Z Babar, Rahat Ali