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Pakistan likely to make two changes for third England T20I

Veteran pacer Mohammad Amir is facing hamstring issues that were also visible during the second T20I against England

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Veteran pacer Wahab Riaz and rookie batsman Haider Ali are likely to be given a chance in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) against England at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.

According to sources, veteran pacer Mohammad Amir is facing hamstring issues which were also visible during the second T20I against England. Riaz is likely to replace Amir so that the bowling attack can benefit from his experience.

Middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed might make way for the young batsman Haider Ali.

Head Coach Misbahul Haq and Bowling Coach Waqar Younis are under pressure after the previous loss. The Pakistan team has been toiling away in England without a victory so far.

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The Men in Green lost the first Test against England from a very strong position. Likewise, the Pakistan side failed to defend a mammoth score in the second T20I against England which has put the head coach and bowling coach under tremendous pressure.

There might be question marks on the coaching staff as well after the tour concludes on Tuesday. Talks are already under way to strip Misbah of the position of chief selector, especially after the recent performance of the team have been downward trending under the reign of Misbah.