ENG vs PAK first Test: Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against England

The first Test of the three-match series is being played in Manchester

england-stuart-broad-ap2 [File] England recently won a three-match Test series West Indies | AP

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat against England in the first Test of the three-match series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday.

England are fresh off a 2-1 Test series victory against the West Indies at home as cricket resumed under bio-secure conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan will be playing their first Test series since February.


England: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, James Anderson

Pakistan: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah

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