This is going to be a decider match for both the teams and especially for Pakistan as they have won only the 1st test match and thereon lost 2 consecutive matches to England and the Hosts are now 2 up in this series with last match to go. In short if Pakistan wins this last test here at oval score will be equal but if they loses or draws the match it going to be an all-England series. The only way to save and draw this series is to go for a must win match for the visitors.

 

Misbah Ul Haq on the toss desired about his willingness to bat first if he had won the toss but since England won the toss and elected to come up with the bat the Pakistani skipper said that they will have to bowl in the right areas and restrict the English batting to a decent total. As per the changes made in the side is  Mohammad Hafeez and Rahat Ali left out, Wahab Riaz returning to playing squad. Iftikar Ahmed the debutant will start it of fresh.

 

On the other hand Cook said it was a very easy decision for him to bat in this track but he also added saying it is going to be quite difficult for the batsmen to cope up within the first hour of the match as the bowl is going to turn a bit and will be quite helpful for the bowlers. We will try our best to put as much run as possible for our side. And the English team is geared up with the same playing squad as of the last one.

 


(Playing XI) for the teams:


Pakistan (Playing XI): Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan

 

Pakistan (Playing XI): Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan