2nd Test: Uncapped pacer Sam Curran Curran called in as England demeanour to pull array opposite Pakistan

File picture of Surrey pacer Sam Curran


Uncapped left-arm middle pacer Sam Curran has been called adult as cover for all-rounder Ben Stokes as England ready to retard a two-match array when they face Pakistan in a second Test during a Headingley Cricket belligerent from Friday. Stokes had a parsimonious hamstring during England’s use event on Wednesday. Although he hasn’t been ruled out of a second and final Test, serve scans after in a day will exhibit a border of a injury.

England shockingly mislaid a opening Test during Lord’s by 9 wickets to a immature Pakistan team, who discharged a hosts for 184 and 242. It was Pakistan’s second win in a quarrel on debate – they saw off Ireland progressing in May – and they have all a certainty streamer into a second Test.

England, meanwhile, have had to take a long, tough demeanour during themselves. Their batsmen stepped adult in patches. Alastair Cook scored a half-century in a initial innings, while all of skipper Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Dom Bess, a debutant, scored fifty in a second.

However, for a many part, a Pakistan pacemen uneasy them, with Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Abbas claiming 13 wickets between them in a match.

The England gait twin of Stuart Broad and James Anderson managed only 5 wickets between them, and a latter found himself carrying to urge their performance.

Adding to England’s worries is a fact that Stokes has damage worries.

While England demeanour to retard out all a scrutiny, a atmosphere in a Pakistan stay couldn’t be some-more different. 

Their immature side have shown themselves some-more than able during a top level, and Amir pronounced it had buoyed a side to do some-more in a second.

The fractured forearm suffered by Babar Azam that ruled him out of a debate means one of Fakhar Zaman, Usman Salahuddin and Sami Aslam is expected to step in. Apart from that, Pakistan have no genuine worry in a series.


England: Joe Root (Captain), Mark Stoneman, Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Mark Wood, Sam Curran.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain/WK), Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Faheem Ashraf.

(With IANS Inputs)

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