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England go unchanged for Oval Test

LONDON: England Test captain Alastair Cook Wednesday announced to field an unchanged side for the fourth and final Test of the series at The Oval.

Cook said while speaking to media at Oval that the selectors were considering to give leg-spinner Adil Rashid a a home debut, but eventually restricted with the winning combination of Edgbaston.

England won the third Test at Edgbaston with 141 runs after a dramatic turnaround on fifth day.

No place for Adil Rashid means England will feature four seamers and off-break bowler Moeen Ali as the specialist spinner.

Hosts are currently 2-1 up in the four-match Test series, winning Old Trafford battle with over 300 runs and then stealing Edgbaston Show on final day with 141 runs.

England’s eleven for fourth Test:

 Alastair Cook (capt), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson

With Iftikhar Ahmed in line, Pakistan are yet to announce its final eleven for the Oval Test, which begins tomorrow (Thursday), 11th August.

Pakistan’s (probable) squad:

Misbah ul Haq (capt), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan.