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PAK vs ENG second T20I: Pakistan opt to bowl first after winning the toss

The first T20I at Leeds was called off due to persistent rain on Wednesday.

Pakistan opted to bowl first after winning the toss against England in the second T20I being played at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

After winning the toss Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said, “The pitch looks good, a bit of swing. Haris Rauf is back which is a boost.”

“We have a good bunch of fast bowlers. This simple message is to enjoy yourself and prepare for the World Cup. T20 is a fast game, need to play according to the situation.” Babar said.

On the other hand, England’s skipper Jos Buttler stated that he would have loved to chase as well.

“Excited for Jofra, long road for him but looks great and looks fit. Livingstone, excited for him too, lots of options within the team. We are focused on the here and now, fantastic to be back in England, looking forward to today,” Jos Buttler said.

Playing XIs

England: Jos Buttler (c/wk), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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