Pitch Report and Condition
It looks drier, with the heat it will break and turn. Not much of moisture. Traditionally it reverses a lot more in Karachi but here on this pitch, there is a lot of grass so we might not see too much reverse. There are cracks on offer.
Shan Masood has replaced Imam-ul-Haq who seemed to be having some injury concerns in the previous game. Nauman Ali, the left-arm orthodox spinner, will be replacing his fellow left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz while pacer Mohammad Ali will sit out for the 21 year-old Mohammad Wasim Jr who is all set to make his Test debut. On expected lines, Azhar Ali gets his opportunity at the expense of leg spinner Zahid Mahmood.
Pakistan have won the TOSS and chose to bat first
Pakistan vs England Cricket Highlights today. 3rd Test, National Stadium, Karachi, Saturday 17-12-2022, England tour to Pakistan.
Pakistan Playing Line-up
Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed
England Playing Line-up
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach