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England retain Adil Rashid in 12-man squad for Manchester Test

ANI  |  Johannesburg 

England leg-break bowler Adil Rashid has been retained in the revised 12-man squad for the second Test of the four-match series against Pakistan, beginning at Old Trafford from Friday.

The decision will allow Rashid, who made all of his three Test appearances till date in the UAE, to make his home debut in the longest-format of the game.

Fast bowler James Anderson and all-rounder Ben Stokes , who both didn't feature in Lord's Test due to their respective injury, are set to make their return in Test arena in Manchester.

Meanwhile, the hosts have dropped pace pair of Steven Finn and Jake Ball for the upcoming match against Pakistan.

England are currently trailing 0-1 in the series following their 75-run defeat in the opening Test at Lord's.

The revised England squad for second Test is as follows:

Alastair Cook (captain), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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First Published: Thu, July 21 2016. 18:48 IST