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Pakistan announce squad for Old Trafford Test

MANCHESTER: Same as for the Lord’s Test, Pakistan chief selector Inzimam ul Haq has announced 12-men squad for second Test match against England at Old Trafford.

The match will begin from Friday, July 22, (tomorrow) at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Earlier it was reported that Yasir Shah would miss second Test due to pain in his arm, however, the speculation was later turned down by the team manager Intikhab Alam.

Pakistan will announce its final eleven after examining the pitch and conditions tomorrow.

Pakistan line-up: Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan

Following Pakistan’s feet, England have also reduced their squad from 14 to 12 men, with induction of James Anderson and Ben Stokes.

The two will replace Steven Finn and Jack Ball in the squad.

Revised England squad: Alastair Cook (capt), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson