Pak vs Eng 1st ODI: As Pakistan tour of England 2021 commences composing of a three-match ODI series and as many T20Is, the first ODI is programmed to take play at Cardiff on 8th July.
Pakistan vs England, Pak vs Eng 1st ODI
Date: 8th July 2021
Time: 5:00 PM PST
Pak vs Eng 1st ODI Match Preview, Head to Head, Predicted playing XI, Pitch & weather report Dream 11
England’s squad looked more like a threat until the big names notably were pulled out amidst the COVID-19 interruptions. Lately, the ECB has named alternatives upon adding which, the men in green look at ease to chase the hurdles versus the hosts.
The Pakistanis are coming with a great journey as many of the names have been amongst PSL’s top performers. It will be a boost for them. Stokes’ new captaincy will be worth noticing the ebbs and flows.
Head to Head:
Matches played (overall): 88
Pak won: 32
Eng won: 53
Matches played (at Cardiff):
Pak won: 2
Eng won: 0
Squads to choose from:
England: Dan Lawrence, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Will Jacks, Zak Crawley, Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory, Ben Duckett, John Simpson, Phil Salt, Brydon Carse, Danny Briggs, David Paine, Matt Parkinson, Jake Ball, Tom Helm, Saqib Mehmood
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Predicted Playing XI:
England: James Vince, Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Ben Stokes, Phil Salt, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton. Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mehmood, Danny Briggs, Jake Ball
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir
Pitch & weather report:
Sophia Garden’s pitch is known as ‘balanced’. The average score for the last five innings is 238 runs whilst batting first at Sophia Gardens. Bowlers, especially pacers are more advantageous here. Both the teams will be looking to add a minimum of spin and more pace to attack each others’ batting line-ups.
The temperature is expected to be 21 degrees celsius when the game begins and eventually getting colder with the passing hours. The humidity will lay around 80-90% with bright chances of cats and dogs weather on and off.
Ben Duckett (wk), Babar Azam (c), David Malan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Zack Crawley, Ben Stokes (vc), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Saqib Mehmood, Shaheen Shah Afridi