Pakistan bowl in decider; Rizwan and Rauf back, Woakes plays but no Wood

Toss Pakistan chose to bowl vs England

Babar Azam won the toss and opted to chase in the seventh and final T20I of the series against England. With the teams currently level at 3-3, Lahore’s third encounter will be the decider.

Pakistan made three changes to the XI that was beaten comprehensively on Friday night, with Mohammad Rizwan and Haris Rauf – the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker on either side – both recalled. Mohammad Hasnain also comes in, with Mohammad Haris, Aamer Jamal and Shahnawaz Dahani sitting out.

England brought back Chris Woakes for his second appearance in the series, replacing Richard Gleeson, but Mark Wood was officially “not risked” ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. Moeen Ali continued to captain the side, with Jos Buttler still waiting for the right time to make his comeback from a calf strain.

Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Shan Masood, 4 Haider Ali, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Mohammad Hasnain, 10 Mohammad Wasim, 11 Haris Rauf

England: 1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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