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EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, JM Bairstow, SW Billings, JC Buttler†, AD Hales, CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, JWA Taylor, RJW Topley, DJ Willey, CR Woakes
Azhar Ali*, Aamer Yamin, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Zafar Gohar
ODI no. 3708 | 2015/16 season
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
13 November 2015 – day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires – CB Gaffaney and Shozab Raza
TV umpire – JD Cloete
Match referee – RS Madugalle
Reserve umpire – Ahsan Raza
Official Highlights Sixes
Official Highlights Wickets
Match Presentation Ceremony
Pakistan will not release their hold on the series easily. They fielded with commitment and agility in the opening match and will hope to repeat those standards in a second match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Mohammad Hafeez’s unbeaten century illustrated how little scoreboard pressure he faced. If they bat first, England need to assemble the sort of score that stretches the likes of Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. Only then is Pakistan’s lack of batting depth likely to be exposed.
But Pakistan are hardly free of crises. Younis Khan’s idiosyncratic retirement has brought far from universal approval, Umar Akmal has been dropped from the T20 squad for what PCB chairman Shahryar Khan has alleged were “unethical activities” at a Hyderabad party, and Saeed Ajmal has had his central contract suspended for criticising the ICC’s testing process for illegal actions. So far these remain noises off, but they could potentially have a detrimental effect.
Pakistan: WWLWL(last five completed matches, most recent first)
When you watch Pakistan’s ODI side in the field you are also observing the positive effect of Grant Luden, their fielding coach, who almost walked out of the job at one time because of disagreements with senior players. The spectacular take by Babar Azam – a diving, one-handed catch at straight midwicket to dismiss Moeen Ali – was just one example of the standards they are now reaching. For England, Reece Topley managed to swing the new ball in the first contest and was rewarded with three new-ball wickets. Now Pakistan have taken a look at him, can he remain as effective?
Now that Younis’ stage-managed farewell is done and dusted, Pakistan will reshuffle their middle order and must also be questioning whether to continue the experiment of Bilal Asif as a pinch-hitting opener. Iftikhar Ahmed is the squad replacement for Younis and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is also back after briefly returning home for the birth of his child.
Pakistan (probable): 1 Azhar Ali (capt), 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Babar Azam, 6 Bilal Asif, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Anwar Ali, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Yasir Shah, 11 Mohammad Irfan.
England tend to respond to defeats in the opening game of a series with an unchanged side. They remain committed to Jos Buttler in limited-overs cricket even though Jonny Bairstow might continue to keep him out of the Test side in South Africa. It would seem counterintuitive not to field two spinners, especially when Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have batting ability on their side, but with a small total to defend they were again easily picked off in the first game. Rashid finished with 0 for 60 from nine overs and looked in need of a psychological lift while Moeen is bowling as if all offspinners are a threatened species.
England (probable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 James Taylor, 6 Jos Buttler, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 David Willey, 11 Reece Topley.
An unusually unsettled weather forecast for the UAE will leave England looking to the skies on Friday morning and wondering whether they can play an extra seamer, especially as the chance to bowl under lights, with dew falling, might provide additional encouragement. But the pitch was sluggish and dry for the first ODI and it is being used again.