August 2, 2016 6:17:26 pm
Steven Finn will replace injured allrounder Ben Stokes for England in the third Test against Pakistan starting Wednesday.
England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he was “wide awake” at 2 a.m. thinking about the selection decision that arose after Stokes hurt his calf in the second Test in Manchester, which England won to tie the series 1-1.
Cook was deciding between Finn and fellow paceman Jake Ball for the Test at Edgbaston, and said Finn got the nod because of his ‘proven test record … and knack of taking wickets.”
That will be England’s only change, meaning Moeen Ali will again be the team’s only spinner and Adil Rashid misses out.
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