England vs Pakistan 1st Test Match Live Cricket Score
England vs Pakistan 1st Test Live Cricket Score
England takes on Pakistan in the First Test at Lord’s in London, England on July 14 at 6 AM EST in what should an exceptional cricket series.England’s leading Test wicket-taker believed he had recovered sufficiently from a shoulder injury to play here, and captain Alastair Cook and coach Trevor Bayliss shared that view.Jake Ball, the 25-year-old seamer from Nottinghamshire, came in for his Test debut in Anderson’s place.
Pakistan`s Mohammad Amir was an immature young bowler influenced by senior players when he took payment to bowl no balls at Lord’s in 2010, says Darren Gough.
England will be reliant upon their top order to set the marker for this series against Pakistan’s usually impressive bowlers. The pressure will be on Alex Hales and Alastair Cook, who recently became the youngest cricketer to reach the 10,000 run mark in test cricket.
Pakistan’s captain Misbah-ul-Haq, veteran Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq will be the men charged with providing a high run count for the visitors, who have doubts over star opening batting pair Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood because they’re struggling with injury.
Conditions at Lord’s in recent times have favoured batsmen, meaning a seam bowler like Anderson could be expected to bowl about 30 overs in the first innings, placing extreme strain on his body.
Pakistan XIs :
Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali
England XIs :
Alastair Cook(c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Jake Ball