England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Jun 1, 2018, Pak v Eng highlights today – Second test day one from Headingley, Leeds (England) Friday 1st June 2018. At Headingley, Leeds cricket ground Pakistan highest total of the venue is 538 scored in 2006 against the home team and the England team highest total against Pakistan is 515. In the last test between these two teams, Pakistan won by nine wickets. JC Buttler was the top runs scorer of the match with 81 runs, Haris Sohail scored 78 and JE Root 72. Mohammad Abbas took eight wickets, Mohammad Amir took five and JM Anderson took four wickets.
Pakistan win the toss and bat
Pakistan team/playing XI
1 Azhar Ali, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Haris Sohail, 4 Asad Shafiq, 5 Usman Salahuddin, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Mohammad Abbas.
England team/playing XI
1 Alastair Cook, 2 Keaton Jennings, 3 Joe Root (capt), 4 Dawid Malan, 5 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 6 Jos Buttler, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Sam Curran, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.
Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
The Headingley pitch is usually helpful to seam bowlers, though it does tend to go flat when the sun makes an appearance. The surface for tomorrow looks like one that will abet run-scoring, and deter England from fielding an all-pace attack. Cloudy weather is expected, especially over the weekend, so how well each side bowls could be crucial to the outcome. It is much more straightforward for Pakistan. With Babar Azam out of the side, Usman Salahuddin is set to make his debut at Leeds tomorrow. No other changes are expected.
As if England didn’t have plenty to ponder already, Ben Stokes is a serious doubt with a hamstring injury, with a late decision expected before the toss. Teenage prodigy Sam Curran has been brought in as cover. Chris Woakes’s chances of starting in Stokes’ absence look good, particularly given his all-round credentials, and though Dom Bess had an indifferent debut, it is unlikely that England will risk starting the Test without a specialist spinner. As for the batting department, Stoneman has been left out, with Jennings returning to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order.
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Michael Gough
Match number – Test no. 2305