Pakistan tour of England, 1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Chester-le-Street, Sep 10, 2010
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Hours of play (local time): 10.15 start,
First Session 10.15-13.45,
Second Session 14.30-18.00
AJ Strauss*, JM Anderson, RS Bopara, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, PD Collingwood, SM Davies†, EJG Morgan, A Shahzad, RJ Sidebottom, GP Swann, IJL Trott, LJ Wright, MH Yardy
Shahid Afridi*, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal†, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Yousuf, Saeed Ajmal, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz
The shadow cast over this series could not be more any foreboding and, as we saw in the two Twenty20 games, Pakistan are in desperate need of inspiration to breathe life into the end of the summer. Being Pakistan, inspiration is only as far as despair, and it takes a cold sort not to smile at the prospect of the giant (6"10? 7"1? - no one knows his exact height, it seems), ex-pipe-factory working left-arm paceman Mohammad Irfan making his international debut.
We've about 40 minutes until the start, and will keep you abreast of developments with haste. Huzzah, first shout of the day from Andrew Gnasher McGlashan, who is at Chester-le-Street, and his opening gambit isn't the cheeriest: "There was heavy rain this morning but it's clearing up now...groundstaff in action. Not sure about an on-time start, there's still a lot of water on the covers." Could be worse I guess, could be worse.
More from Gnasher and there's even some talk of sunshine. "Sun coming out now...just need these covers off."