Bayliss prepared to field two spinners


England head coach Trevor Bayliss says using two spinners in the second Test against Pakistan is a distinct possibility, with Adil Rashid added to the squad ahead of the match in Manchester.

Moeen Ali was not particularly effective in the first Test at Lord's, which Pakistan won by 75 runs, and found himself milked by Misbah-ul-Haq in the first innings. By contrast, Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah took 10 wickets in the match.

Rashid was one of three additions to the squad for the game that starts on 22 July, with James Anderson and Ben Stokes also recalled, so either Moeen will be replaced, or Bayliss needs to fit both spinners in somehow.

The coach said: "I've always thought of playing two spinners [at home], at some stage. Pakistan have three left-arm pace bowlers, who created rough outside the off stump for Moeen.

"So looking ahead, if we did happen to have two spinners, they could both play an important part for us."

He added that the England batsmen needed to focus on their shot selection, as Yasir was gifted more than one wicket: "Our batters have to play their spin a lot better.

"Especially in the first innings, I felt we gifted him a few wickets with shots I'm sure the boys would like to replay."