Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the throw and chosen to field in the second one-day international (ODI) versus England at Lord’s on Saturday.
Rainfall postponed the set up 11:00 am (1000 GMT) beginning by 90 mins, with the match reduced to 47 overs per side from the basic 50.
England captain Ben Stokes was winning his 100th ODI cap in the very first suit at this level at Lord’s because he starred in a remarkable 2019 Globe Mug last win against New Zealand determined by a Super Over.
Both groups were unmodified complying with England’s nine-wicket win in the initial of a three-match collection at Cardiff on Thursday.
” The different and cloudy conditions indicate we intend to bowl first, and also we intend to use them,” Azam informed BBC Radio’s Test Match Special at the toss.
” We’ve discussed Cardiff, as well as we desire the players to have fun with freedom, be fearless and go and also express yourself.”
Stokes stated he had prompted his unskilled side to continue from where they had left off in Cardiff.
” I have actually told them to do the exact same things as the initial match. We really did not really get evaluated last time out which usually doesn’t take place in cricket.
” We would certainly’ve bowled initially too, there are beautiful conditions to bowl below as well as we have actually achieved success doing it, but this is a great possibility to see the kids placed a score on the board.”
As for winning his 100th ODI cap, the all-rounder included: “It comes the more you play yet today is a larger possibility than for me as a person. However it behaves to obtain 100 caps.”
England, the reigning 50-over world champions, needed to pick a completely brand-new team days before the start of this collection after a Covid-19 episode amongst their original celebration.
Yet a completely transformed XI, captained by the fit-again Stokes as well as including 5 debutants, thrashed Pakistan at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens.
Saturday’s match at the home of cricket was the initial in England to operate at full capability since the pandemic.
England: Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (capt), John Simpson (wkt), Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Saud Shakeel, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf