England is on a tour of Pakistan after 17 years to play a test series. As per the schedule, England will play three test matches during the current series. Cricket fans can enjoy a complete preview of the below article on the Pakistan vs. England match today.
Pakistan vs England Today Match Preview
England’s cricket team just started a new era in test cricket under Brandon McCullum and Ben Stokes. The aggressive and result-oriented brand of cricket they are playing is revolutionizing the game, and it was evident in the first test match when they scored 6.5 runs per over in the first innings, which set the tone for their victory.
On the other hand, Pakistan must win the Multan test match to keep the series and their hopes of playing the world test championship final at all costs. However, injuries to fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah are not doing any favors to the side, which is already without Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Pakistan vs. England Team Overview
Pakistan Expected Playing 11
Pakistan team management has to make some crucial decisions before the second test in the bowling department. After a toothless bowling performance against England’s onslaught with the bat, they also face an injury scare for their premier fast bowlers.
Muhammad Ali didn’t have an impactful debut mainly because of the pitch, which didn’t suit his bowling style, but he can retain his place due to a lack of choices. Zahid Mahmood also recorded the worst figures by a bowler who might be replaced by another leggie who was the highest wicket-taker in the current domestic season.
1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Abdullah Shafique, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Babar Azam (capt), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Agha Salman/Faheem Ashraf, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Naseem Shah/Mohammad Wasim Jnr, 10 Mohammad Ali, 11 Abrar Ahmed/Zahid Mahmood
England Expected Playing 11
There are not many headaches for England, like 1st test when their camp was hit by illness, but after victory in the first test, they would like to retain the winning combination. However, who got injured during 1st test will get replaced by fast bowler Mark Wood. Regular wicketkeeper Ben Foakes might not get a chance despite regaining full fitness.
1 Zak Crawley, 2 Ben Duckett, 3 Ollie Pope (wk), 4 Joe Root, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Will Jacks, 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Mark Wood, 11 James Anderson
Pakistan vs. England Head-to-Head Record in Test Matches
Both sides face each other 86 times in test cricket. England is maintaining the upper hand by winning 26 times, while Pakistan is on 21 games.