Pakistan win toss, put England into bat in 2nd T20

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik won the toss again and this time he asked England to bat first in the second Twenty20 International here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Shahid Afridi is back for Pakistan today, having served his two-match ban, and his presence will surely gear up the Pakistan side who desparately need some inspiration in the midst of a 10-match losing streak. Afridi has replaced Khalid Lateef.

England leading 1-0 in the two-match series, have made one change in their line-up with Ryan Sidebottom has been left out due to a thigh strain following an awkward fall in the field in the Friday match. In his place, Ajmal Shahzad is making his T20 debut.

Pakistan: Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir, Shoaib Malik (captain), Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal.

England: Joe Denly, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (captain), Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Ajmal Shahzad, Graeme Swann.