England takes on Pakistan in the second Test in Multan from December 9-13. The visitors won the first Test by 74 runs and are looking for an elusive Test series win against Pakistan. The Test series is a part of the ongoing World Test Championship. England are placed seventh on the table currently.
England skipper Ben Stokes spoke about not thinking about losing a Test match at all under their new Bazball approach. The side scored 657 in the first innings. Pakistan in response scored 579. They declared their second innings on 266/7 in less than 37 overs and asked England to chase 343 to win.
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As it turned out, the hosts succumbed under pressure and lost the Test by 74 runs. James Anderson and Ollie Robinson took four wickets each helping their side notch up a memorable win. The team will be looking to both of them once again to replicate their performance.
Heading into the second Test, they will miss Liam Livingstone who is ruled out with a knee injury and sent back home for treatment. The rest of the side is expected to remain the same for the second Test. In this article, we predict England’s likely XI for the Multan Test.
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ENG vs PAK: England’s Predicted Playing XI Against Pakistan, England Tour Of Pakistan 2022, 2nd Test
Crawley scored 122 and 50 in the first Test. He was struggling for form till the last Ashes series against Australia but has bounced back well. He is the second-highest run-getter in the series so far and will open the batting.
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