Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- England v Pakistan 2nd ODI
The first ODI of the five-match series between England and Pakistan was a damper as the match was washed out after just 19 overs.
Pakistan were 80-2 at that point with Imam-ul-Haq leading the way with an unbeaten 42. He looked solid at the crease and was approaching another half-century.
For England, Jofra Archer managed to impress in the only four overs that he bowled. Archer picked up one wicket, while conceding just six runs and looked the best bowler for the hosts by far.
It looks like Jason Roy is still recovering from his shoulder injury and James Vince will continue to open the batting along with Jonny Bairstow, with Eoin Morgan and Joe Root following. The team will also give another chance to Joe Denly.
For Pakistan, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman have pretty much sealed their opening spots for the World Cup. The team included Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali in the playing XI, both of whom are not part of their provisional World Cup squad. Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are expected to return for the third ODI.
Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the entire series due to health issues. The fact that Yasir Shah was not included in the playing XI despite the absence of Shadab shows that he is not a part of the team's World Cup plans and will get an opportunity only if Shadab is ruled out of the World Cup.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
England- Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Jonny Bairstow (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Jofra Archer (England)
Most Fours – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Jonny Bairstow (England)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 270+, England 290+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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