The previous Test saw only 134.3 overs being bowled with inclement weather playing spoilsport, meaning that the series still hangs in the balance.
Although England hold a slender lead walking into this fixture, they will be wary of Pakistan, who boast a dependable bowling unit and one of the best batsmen in Babar Azam.
Despite the absence of Ben Stokes, England will fancy their chances of yet another series win while Pakistan look to hit back with a sucker punch come Friday.
With all to play for in this match, another entertaining game of Test cricket beckons at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Squads to choose from
Joe Root (C), Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ollie Robinson, Jos Buttler, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, James Anderson and San Curran
Azhar Ali (C), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Predicted Playing XIs
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes
Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali (C), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah
Match: England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test
Date: 21st August 2020, at 3:30 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
The weather forecast for this game is slightly better, although the revision of start times should account for possible rainfall.
As seen in the previous Test, there is a lot of swing on offer for the pacers with the overcast conditions also playing into their hands.
The spinners should also come into play as the game progresses with batsmen having to grind it out in the middle.
Both sides will look to bat first on winning the toss with the bowlers expected to rule the roost in the second half of the Test.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Joe Root, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas
Captain: Joe Root, Vice-Captain: James Anderson
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, Joe Root, Dominic Sibley, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Shaheen Afridi and Yasir Shah
Captain: Babar Azam, Vice-Captain: James Anderson