Anderson, Stokes and Rashid rang for second Pakistan Test
LONDON: England included chief pace bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid into an extended 14-man squad declared on Monday for Friday’s second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
The trio took no part in England’s 75-run rout in the first of a four-match arrangement at Lord’s on Sunday. Be that as it may, Anderson, England’s unsurpassed driving Test wicket-taker, and Stokes have both been passed fit after their individual shoulder and knee wounds.
In the mean time Rashid, yet to play a home Test, could include as a go down or even a contrasting option to Moeen Ali after the off-break bowler came in for some brutal treatment by Pakistan’s batsmen at Lord’s. Anderson and Stokes demonstrated their wellness by partaking in the continuous County Championship match amongst Lancashire and Durham at Southport, close Liverpool.
Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Vince (Hampshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Ben Stokes (Durham), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)