After an emphatic victory in the series opener, the England selectors have named a 14-strong squad for the #raisethebat second Test match against Pakistan starting on Thursday, August 13 at The Ageas Bowl.
Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson is added to the squad for the first time replacing Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, who left the bio-secure bubble after the first Test for family reasons.
We have named our squad for the second #raisethebat Test against Pakistan ?
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The Joe Root-led side will be brimming with confidence when they take the pitch for the 2nd Test following their stellar comeback win in the first Test. However, the absence of Ben Stokes will definitely take a toll on the Three Lions setup while Pakistan will be seeking to capitalise on it.
While the Pakistan seamers has looked a lethal force, the batting department apart from Shan Masood has failed to deliver the goods. With another mouthwatering clash in the offing, Pakistan will face an uphill task to overturn their fortunes in this must-win tie.
England Test Squad (Pakistan tour of England 2020)
Joe Root (Yorkshire) Captain, James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).