Azhar Ali gets a farewell game as Pakistan choose to bat

Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final Test against England in Karachi. The visitors have sealed the series by winning the first two games.

Shan Masood has replaced Imam-ul-Haq who seems to have injury concerns. Nauman Ali, the left-arm orthodox spinner, will be replacing his counterpart Mohammad Nawaz while pacer Mohammad Ali will sit out for the 21 year-old Mohammad Wasim Jr who is all set to make his Test debut. On expected lines, Azhar Ali, who announced his retirement from internnational cricket yesterday, gets a farewell game at the expense of legspinner Zahid Mahmood.

Teams:

Pakistan (Playing XI): Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed

England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Broadcast Schedule

England v West Indies 2024
ENG v WI 2nd Test, Trent Bridge
18th July to 22nd July
Start time: 11:00 am BST
ENG v WI 3rd Test, Edgbaston
26th July to 30th July
Start time: 11:00 am BST