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England squad for Pakistan match

England have named a 12-man squad for the first npower Test Match against Pakistan at Trent Bridge. The four match series concludes with a potentially crucial game at Lord's.

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The squad is largely the same as that which completed a comprehensive Test Series victory over Bangladesh earlier this summer - starting with that thrilling game at Lord's.

England's Test squad



Andrew Strauss *


Alastair Cook


Jonathan Trott


Kevin Pietersen


Eoin Morgan


Paul Collingwood


Matt Prior †


Stuart Broad


Graeme Swann


James Anderson


Steve Finn


Ajmal Shahzad


* denotes captain
† denotes wicket-keeper

Young guns shoot-out

Once again young Middlesex pace bowler Steve Finn is in the selection.

Finn, who writes an exclusive column for Lords.org (see left), ended his Lord's Test debut with a five-for and a place on the Honours Boards.

Finn, still just 21 years old, may find himself up against Pakistan's talented young seamer Mohammad Amir.

18-year-old Amir is one of the most exciting young talents in world cricket at the moment - a fact only enhanced by the 11 wickets he took against Australia in the recent MCC Spirit of Cricket Test Series.

Despite some strong performances for Essex, Ravi Bopara another name on the Lord's Honours Boards, has not earned a Test recall.

Warwickshire's Ian Bell (on the Boards three times himself) misses out after breaking a bone in his foot.


Tickets are still available for all of the first four days of England v Pakistan at Lord's. Day five tickets at Lord's not sold in advance.

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Prices start at just £5 for under-16s, rising to £100 for the best adult tickets available.

In the recents Tests against Australia, Pakistan showed they are capable of producing some outstanding cricket.

The Test at Lord's will be England's last before this winter's Ashes Series in Australia. Make sure you're here to cheer your team on to an important victory.

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