England unchanged for second Pakistan Test

London: England named an unchanged 12-man squad on Monday for the second Test against Pakistan following their emphatic 354-run victory in the series opener that concluded on Sunday.

Seamer Tim Bresnan is again included having been called up for the first Test to replace Yorkshire team mate Ajmal Shahzad after he suffered an ankle injury but the same 11 are likely to play at Edgbaston in the match starting on Friday.

Both men bowled eight overs for their County in Sunday’s 40-over match against Netherlands but Bresnan retained his place.

“Clearly we were delighted with the performance in the first Test but the key to consistency is building on that success throughout the rest of the series,” national selector Geoff Miller said in a statement.

“We saw a number of outstanding performances at Trent Bridge not only with bat and ball but also in the field and the challenge is to maintain those standards over the next three Test matches.”

Bureau Report

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