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England leave out Archer as Pakistan bowl in 2nd ODI
Pakistan in England 2019

England leave out Archer as Pakistan bowl in 2nd ODI

England left out rising star Jofra Archer as they made changes for the second one-day international against Pakistan at Southampton on Saturday.

Team officials had always planned that this five-match series would act as a final audition for places in tournament hosts England's 15-man squad for the World Cup, which starts later this month.

To that end, they made three changes to their side following Wednesday's rain-affected no-result which saw just 19 overs bowled at The Oval.

Left-arm quick David Willey came in for Archer, fit-again opener Jason Roy returned in place of James Vince -- left out on his Hampshire home ground -- and Moeen Ali was recalled in place of fellow spinner Joe Denly for this day game.

Meanwhile left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, left out of his country's provisional World Cup squad but named in the side that played at The Oval, was reportedly suffering from a viral infection with his place taken by spinner Yasir Shah.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bowl first on Saturday.

"It looks like a good batting pitch and we want to try and bowl first and take early wickets," said Safraz.

"We know it's going to be a high scoring game so we have to be positive. We're hoping we can restrict them to 270-280 and chase the target."

Meanwhile England captain Eoin Morgan said: "It looks a very good, fresh pitch. We like playing here -- we have some good memories, and always get some fantastic support."


England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wkt), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi