I have a particular interest in the Lions and future England players, but it appears that this view is not shared by many, so I have made this match thread for anyone who takes and interest.
I will aplogise now to any Pakistan fans, I will be focusing on the Lions performance,as I can't claim to have any interest in the Pakistan reserves. Although comments on them are of course welcome.
Sticking with the same team that beat UAE 'A' seems odd, I assumed there would be some squad rotation
Find it hard to see why Kirby is included (provides experience blah blah blah) at the expense of someone like Finn, a real prospect. No offence to Kirby, he is a good bowler but I see the Lions as a springboard to the full team and I'm afraid he too old.
On a personal note, I hope Rashid does well in this match (even though I know he has already done well with figures of 4-0-21-2), as I've said before I was wary or his limited overs performances reducing his test prospects, especially when he is better at the longest version.
Any comments on the match or the squad/team?