The Englishmen won the toss in the second Test of the current series against Pakistan, and Test in Multan began its first Test cricket match in 16 years that morning.
Pakistan was assigned to bowl first by England.
Faheem Ashraf and Abrar Ahmed have rejoined the team, according to captain Babar Azam, who also stated that if the Men in Green had won the toss, they would have chosen to bat.
Three changes for 🇵🇰: Azhar Ali, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf out; Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz and Abrar Ahmed (debut) in
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Overall, Pakistan made three changes from the side that played the first Test at the Pindi Cricket Stadium with Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, who has a niggle in his bowling shoulder, and Azhar Ali being replaced with Abrar, Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz.
Leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed will make his Test debut in the second Test against England.
England took full advantage of winning the toss — and their batting depth — to win the first Test by 74 runs Monday on a dead wicket that offered nothing to the bowlers.
Rawalpindi yielded 1,768 runs in four innings — the third most in Test history — with seven individual centuries and five fifties.
England lead the three-match Test series 1-0.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (captain), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Zahid Mahmood, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (captain), Will Jacks, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson