Pakistan win the toss and bowl
Babar Azam “We are trying to do our best, use the conditions and win the match.” Same team for Pakistan.
Ben Stokes “Try to do the same things, stick to the basics, they worked well for us last time. We would have bowled first, but a good opportunity to go out and put a score on the board.”
Same team for England too. He’s asked about his 100th cap, but really couldn’t be less bothered by the landmark.
England: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 James Vince, 5 Ben Stokes (capt), 6 John Simpson (wk), 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Craig Overton, 9 Brydon Carse, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson
Pakistan: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Sohaib Maqsood, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf.
12.10pm Hello again. Let’s get this show on the road. Time for the toss.
12.00pm We’ve had a lot of talk about the new batch of white balls that seem to be swinging considerably more than usual. Why not take a deep dive into this fascinating Cricket Monthly story by the former India player (and terrific writer, commentator, and analyst) Snehal Pradhan: How Kookaburra balls came to rule the world (and why this might be changing).