England vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Match 6: Prediction and Probable Playing 11

first_imgAfter being blasted apart by West Indies in their opening game, Pakistan will look to make amends, especially in their batting, and aim for a comeback when they take on confident England in their second World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday.While Pakistan lack consistency, England, on the other hand, seem to have all their bases covered. Their batting clicked against South Africa with Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes all scoring half centuries and making sure they went past the 300-run mark against South Africa.Their bowling has also been bolstered with the inclusion of Jofra Archer who bowled with sheer pace and gave a hard time to the Proteas batsmen at the Kennington Oval.Recent formPakistan suffered their 11th straight ODI loss in their dismal opening match against the West Indies at Trent Bridge where they were dismissed for a paltry 105 in 21.4 overs. But, before being bullied by West Indies, they were also toppled by minnows Afghanistan in the warm-up game.England, on the other hand, started their World Cup campaign on a high after beating South Africa. The tournament hot-favourites had earlier whitewashed Pakistan 4-0 in the ODI series.Playing at the same pitch, where they have racked up some monumental scores in the past, will only add to England’s already high chances of victory.Pitch predictionTrent Bridge is a haunted house for bowlers. It is the same pitch where England had twice broken the record for highest ODI score. At first they amassed 444 for 3 against Pakistan in 2016 and bettered their record later when they smashed 481 for 6 against Australia last year.advertisementIt will be interesting to see if there is another big total lined up at this flat pitch.Match prediction Seeing the destructive form of England lately, there are 80% chances of their win against a fragile Pakistan. Pakistan had shown in the England ODI series, they are capable of putting big totals, but the bowlers should take the responsibility to defend the total if they wish to put an end to their losing streak.Probable Playing XIPakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim/Shaheen Afridi/Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad AmirEngland: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid(With inputs from IANS)Also Read | Rest of the world: Sunil Gavaskar trolls England over non-English playersAlso Read | Still not convinced how England can handle home pressure: Vivian RichardsAlso Seelast_img

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