Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat in the second test against England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan made one change with left-arm fast-bowler Junaid Khan replacing Aizaz Cheema.
England have also made one change with left-arm spinner Monty Panesar replacing Chris Tremlett, who is returning home after suffering a recurrence of his back injury.
It’s the first time England have gone into a game with just two seamers and two spinners since 2003.
England captain Andrew Strauss will be pairing with Alastair Cook for the 100th time to open an innings in a test match; the fourth pair in test cricket to reach the milestone.
Pakistan lead the three-Test series 1-0 after routing England by ten wickets in the first Test in Dubai.
England (Playing XI): Andrew Strauss(c), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior(w), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal(w), Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan.