Broad wins the toss, Cook misses out
England t20 skipper Stuart Broad has won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in the first of three t20 Internationals between the sides in the UAE.
Fresh from a 4-0 whitewash against the hosts in the ODI series, England will be full of confidence as they start their preparations for the defence of their t20 World Cup title in Sri Lanka later this year.
England have brought in Jonny Bairstow while Ravi Bopara is set to play after over coming a back injury which means in form opener Alistair Cook misses out.
England team - KP Pietersen, C Kieswetter†, RS Bopara, EJG Morgan, JM Bairstow, JC Buttler, SR Patel, SCJ Broad*, GP Swann, JW Dernbach, ST Finn.
Pakistan team - Mohammad Hafeez, Awais Zia, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal†, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Hammad Azam, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan.