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Toss: England chose to bowl vs Pakistan
England won the toss and elected to bowl in the third and final match of their ODI series against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
With play set to begin in fine conditions with some cloud about but no rain forecast, the hosts named an unchanged side, having undergone wholesale changes in the lead-up to this series due to seven positive Covid-19 tests among the original squad and support staff.
Phil Salt was excellent at Lord’s scoring 60 off 54 balls and putting on a 97-run stand with James Vince, who also scored a half-century, while Saqib Mahmood and Lewis Gregory have impressed with the ball during the first two matches.
Ben Stokes, England’s acting captain, said after Tuesday’s toss: “I’ve been very impressed by everyone, it’s been a bizarre week but everyone’s stood up.”
Pakistan are also unchanged, with skipper Babar Azam saying: “We have lost the series but trying to win momentum back for the T20 series.”
Three T20Is follow this ODI series, starting at Trent Bridge on July 16.
England: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 James Vince, 5 Ben Stokes (capt), 6 John Simpson (wk), 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Craig Overton, 9 Brydon Carse, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson
Pakistan: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Sohaib Maqsood, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf
Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo