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 read more

Thousands remain without power in wake of weekend ice storm

first_imgTORONTO – Utility crews continued repairing severed power lines on Tuesday morning after a wild few days of rain, freezing rain, snow and strong wind across much of southern, central and eastern Ontario.The province’s largest utility, Hydro One, was reporting around 40,000 customers without electricity — down from a high of about 300,000 in the early stages of the storm.Just over 2,000 Hydro Ottawa customers remained in the dark — down from about 75,000 — and Toronto Hydro was reporting a few hundred outages by Tuesday morning. Hydro Quebec was dealing with almost 19,000 outages in Montreal and surrounding areas.The blast of winter weather also impacted the boys of summer, when a chunk of ice falling from the CN Tower poked a hole in the Rogers Centre roof, cancelling a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.They were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Tuesday.An around the tower remained roped off until Tuesday morning, when police said the ice no longer posed a safety concern.Toronto’s Pearson International Airport said they expected higher than normal volumes as they recover from the storm. Travellers were advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version erroneously referred to the SkyDome. In fact, the building is now called the Rogers Centre.last_img read more