England wants whitewash to Pakistan, but Pakistan ODI cricket team trying to survive with a good number of victories. According to Pakistan’s previous performance, their opening batting line is very weak and opponents are striking continuous on it.
If somehow Pakistan recovers the weak holes of their batting then there will be possible to control the flow of runs. In their first match, Sharjeel Khan did not bat good, Mohammad Hafeez scored 11 runs, Shoaib Malik scored 17 runs. This is not the way of winning matches, and one more thing Sarfraz Ahmed keeper of PAK team dropped an important and easy catch.
England have won the toss and EJG Morgan chose to bat first
Pakistan team: Sami Aslam, Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali*, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shoaib Malik, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz (3).
England team: JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, BA Stokes, JC Buttler†, MM Ali, CR Woakes, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood.
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The forecast is for a warm, dry day so the decision at the toss will come down to whether the captain wants to chase or defend under lights. Trent Bridge is one of the most favourable grounds in England for swing bowling although recent matches have produced some astonishing batting: earlier this season England fought back for a tie against Sri Lanka and last year they chased down 350 against New Zealand with six overs to spare.
Pakistan could juggle their pack again, but it’s debatable what difference it will make. Mohammad Irfan, the giant left-arm paceman, has replaced Hafeez in the squad. Ben Stokes is available to bowl again after his calf injury which gives Morgan another frontline pace option. That suggests both spinners will keep their spots although Morgan is keen on a left-arm seamer so David Willey, who bowled two spells in the nets, will come into the equation. Hales’ form is a worry, but England’s winning form may work in his favour.
Match Timings: 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT)
ODI no. 3773 | 2016 season
Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
30 August 2016 (50-over match)
Umpires SD Fry and RA Kettleborough
TV umpire – M Erasmus
Match referee – JJ Crowe
Reserve umpire – RT Robinson