England opt to bat first against Pakistan in fifth ODI

England opt to bat first against Pakistan in fifth ODI

LEEDS: England won the toss and elected to bat first as Pakistan look to avoid a whitewash in the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) at Headingley, Leeds on Sunday.
England have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series after beating Pakistan by three wickets in the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge on Friday.
For Pakistan, Abid Ali makes his place in the squad in place of Imam-ul-Haq who misses out on today’s games after suffering bruising to his elbow. Shaheen Shah Afridi replaces Junaid Khan.
On the other hand, skipper Eoin Morgan returns to the side having missed out on Friday’s match after being banned for one game due to the slow over rate in the third ODI.
Other changes in the England squad include David Willey, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes along with Jonny Bairstow returning to the playing XI.
Playing XI
England: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid,
Pakistan: Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt/wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi.


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