After snatching a thrilling win from the jaws of defeat in the first test match the morale of England team is very high while Pakistani side has a lot of work to do if they are serious about making a comeback in this three match test series. The second test match between ENG vs PAK is already underway and green shirts have once again won the toss and they are batting first. Shan Masood departed quite early in the first innings after scoring just 1 run so now there is a lot of pressure on skipper Azhar Ali to contribute in making a 300+ score otherwise Pakistan will be on the back foot yet again.
Throwing some light on the team changes well both the sides have made certain changes in their squad as England is playing Sam Curran in place of Jofra Archer and Zak Crawley in place of Ben Stokes who is missing out the remainder of the series due to some family issues while Pakistan is playing Fawad Alam in place of Shadab Khan and believe it or not the criticism from the Pakistani media and the former cricketer on Youtube has played a major role in PAK making this change.
England Playing XI – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Pakistan Playing XI – Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
ENG vs PAK 2nd Test 13 August 2020 – 17 August 2020 Day by Day Updates
Day 1 – Pakistan 1st Innings – 126/5 – 45.4 Overs – Stumps
Day 2 – Pakistan 1st Innings – 223/9 – 86 Overs – Stumps
Day 3 – No Play due to rain
Day 4 – Pakistan 1st Innings – 236 All Out – 91.2 Overs – England 1st Innings – 7/1 – 5 Overs – Stumps
Day 5 – England 1st Innings – 110/4 – 43.1 Overs – Stumps
Match ended in a draw
The pitch at Southampton will definitely help the fast bowlers as its a new ground and only a very few international matches are being played at this Stadium. However the biggest reason of worry is the weather at Southampton as heavy showers are predicted on all five days so we are expecting either a very short low scoring game or a draw. As far as our prediction is concerned we are expecting either a England win in this match or a draw.