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Pakistan opt to field

1st T20I

 Sports Desk

 Published: 10:45 PM, 28 August 2020   Updated: 10:49 PM, 28 August 2020

Pakistan opt to field

Pakistan opt to field

Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first T20I (N) against host England at at Old Trafford, Manchester.

"This series, we're out to win, but it's about giving opportunities to younger guys," said English skipper Morgan. Tom Banton is one of those, with Dawid Malan also earning a recall. Lewis Gregory gets a chance to prove himself as an allrounder after a quiet debut series in New Zealand before Christmas.

The experience of Mohammad Hafeez is preferred to Haider, and Rizwan keeps Sarfaraz on the sidelines after his fine form behind the stumps in the Tests.

England Playing XI: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood

Pakistan Playing XI: Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf