Morgan rings changes in bid to test bench-strength before T20 World Cup
Toss England win toss, bowl first vs Pakistan
England won the toss and chose to bowl first in the first of three T20Is against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
Morgan told Sky Sports: “The last week or so has been a bit of a whirlwind for a lot of our players. For them to get the call-up and take on the responsibility and play in the fashion that they did … it’s fantastic to see the strength in depth of English cricket.
“At a time when we have the World Cup around the corner, it’s time to look at those options. So throughout the series and across the three games, we will see guys getting opportunities to stake their claim for that World Cup.”
Babar Azam said: “We sat together and discussed our mistakes and we’re trying our best not to repeat those mistakes and we’re looking forward to the match.”
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Tom Curran, 9 David Willey, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson
Pakistan: 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Babar Azam (capt), 3 Sohaib Maqsood, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Fakhar Zaman, 6 Azam Khan, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Hasnain
Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo