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Rahat Ali out from Oval Test due to knee niggle

OVAL: Pakistan’s left arm pacer Rahat Ali has been out from Oval Test due to knee injury at the last moment.

Skipper Misbah ul Haq revealed the news with heavy heart when he came out for the toss.

Wahab Riaz will replace Rahat in the squad.

Besides him, opening batsman Mohammad Hafiz has also been dropped due to his poor form outside Asia.

Iftikhar Ahmed has been given drbut match, however, he seems to bat in the middle order. Pakistan are more likely to open with Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam.

Here is the final eleven:

Pakistan 1 Azhar Ali, 2 Sami Aslam, 3 Asad Shafiq, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Yasir Shah, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Sohail Khan

England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 James Vince, 5 Gary Ballance, 6 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Steven Finn, 11 James Anderson