Anderson, Stokes and Rashid called up for second Pakistan Test
LONDON: England included head pace bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid into an extended 14-man squad declared 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.
In any case, Anderson, England’s unsurpassed driving Test wicket-taker, and Stokes have both been passed fit after their particular shoulder and knee wounds.
In the interim Rashid, yet to play a home Test, could highlight as a move 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 joining in the progressing County Championship match amongst Lancashire and Durham at Southport, close Liverpool.
Britain squad: Alastair Cook (Essex, commander), 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)