2nd Test: Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat against England

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.

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