England may play three spinners in the first match of the one-day series against Pakistan at Southampton on Wednesday.
Hampshire slow left-armer Liam Dawson could make his debut on his home ground alongside Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. Captain Eoin Morgan said a spinning pitch would be “a good test” for the winter tours of Bangladesh and India.
“It will be a very tough series, especially as conditions may suit them more than they suit us,” he said. “Having Liam Dawson brings the option of playing three spinners and that is something we might have to take into consideration.”
All-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Mark Wood have been included in the squad following injury, although Stokes will play as a specialist batsman for at least the first two games as he recovers from a calf problem.(BBC,2016)