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Joe Root: England to make late decision on Ben Stokes’ fitness


England will make a late decision on Ben Stokes’ fitness before deciding on their final XI for the first Test against Pakistan. Stokes has been managing a quad injury for the past couple of weeks and, although he is certain to take the field at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday, it is not yet known how much of a role he can be expected to play with the ball.

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