Pakistan wins toss and bowls vs India in Champions Trophy

BY AP • June 4, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl against rival India in their Group B Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston on Sunday.

India opted for five main bowlers, including allrounder Hardik Pandya.

Pakistan included 18-year-old legspinner Shadab Khan, with no place for Faheem Ashraf who impressed with the bat against Bangladesh in a tournament warmup.

Both captains - Virat Kohli for India and Sarfraz Ahmed for Pakistan - said the wicket looked a good one.

A mostly sunny day is forecast for the region with possible showers.

A minute's silence was held before the match for the victims of the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday night.

Top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka are also in Group B.

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Lineups:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali.


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