Southampton: The second Test of a three-match series between Pakistan and England will begin at the Bowl Southampton on Thursday. England have a 1-0 lead in the three-match series against Pakistan. The hosts beat the Green Shirts by 3 wickets in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series. England captain Joe Root has said his team’s spirits are high after defeating the Green Shirts in the first Test.
He said that his team is in form and will take a decisive 2-0 lead in the three-match series by defeating Pakistan in the second Test as well. England have a golden opportunity to snatch the second position from Australia in the ICC World Test Championship and to achieve this goal, the host team will have to win a Test match against Pakistan.
It is to be noted that the third and final match of the three-Test series between the two teams is scheduled in Southampton which will be played from August 21 to 25.
Both teams will once again travel to Old Trafford Manchester to play the three T20 matches in the series, which will be played on September 28 and 30, as well as on September 1. The visiting team will leave for Manchester on August 26. The first T20 match will be played at Old Trafford Manchester on August 28. The second match will be played on August 30, while the third and final match of the three-match T20 series between the two teams will be played on September 1 in Old Trafford, Manchester. All three T20 matches will be played in Manchester. The Pakistan team will leave for Lahore on September 2 after playing the T20 series.
Decision to include Fawad Alam in the team for the second Test against England.
It has been decided to include Fawad Alam in the team for the second Test match against England. According to sources, 34-year-old Fawad Alam, who scored more than 12,000 first-class runs at an average of 56.78, will be replaced by Shadab Khan and will bat at No. 6. Sources said that left-arm batsman Fawad Alam will now play Tests after November 2009.
Sources said that Abid Ali, Shaun Masood, Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket keeper), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah will be part of the team in Southampton Test. Will
The second Test between Pakistan and England will start in Southampton from tomorrow. However, the Meteorological Department has forecast rain for four days during this match.