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Pakistan to Face England in Second ODI Today

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan will face England in second one-day international (ODI) of five-match series today at Southampton. The match will start at 3:00 pm, PST.

The experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik has returned to join up with the Pakistan squad after a 10-day break for personal reasons.

Malik could step straight into the starting XI, possibly at the expense of power-hitter Asif Ali.Leggie Yasir Shah could replace Muhammad Amir if the pitch is dry and receptive to spin. However, Amir will be hoping to keep his place and get on the field this time.

England have Moeen Ali and Jason Roy available again, after rib and back injuries respectively, and they are set to come straight back in for Denly and Vince.

The last time these teams met in Southampton, in 2016, where England won comfortably on DLS.

Pakistan were victorious then years before that, courtesy Younis Khan hundred.