Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- England v Pakistan 4th ODI

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow
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The first ODI being washed out and Pakistan having lost the remaining two ODIs, this will be a must win game for the visitors in order to have a chance of levelling the five-match series.


England have been in great rhythm in recent times and have lost only three out of their last 10 ODIs. Pakistan competed well in the last match. In fact, their batting was excellent, but they did not seem to have the bowling to match up to that.

Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid were rested for the third ODI with Joe Denly and Tom Curran given a chance at their place. Denly did not get an opportunity to bat and his place in the World Cup squad seems wobbly. It may very well be the case that England decide to go with one less spinning option and include Jofra Archer instead.

Curran proved to be a bit expensive the last time and might make way for Adil Rashid, who picked up a four-fer at Trent Bridge. England's batting has been top notch and there seems absolutely no loophole in that department.

Imam-ul-Haq slammed a brilliant 151 in the last match, preceded by Fakhar Zaman's 138. However, apart from the openers, there have not been a lot of good signs from the batting point of view apart from Asif Ali, who has scored back to back half-centuries. But, Ali is not a part of Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad.


Pakistan's bowling seemed lacklustre in the last match. Shaheen Afridi was particularly out of sorts. With Mohammad Amir being ruled out due to the possibility of chickenpox, Afridi might make way for Mohammad Hasnain in the next match.


Eoin Morgan has been suspended from this match due to two slow over rate offences.


Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root (c), James Vince, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Tom Curran/Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett

Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)(wk), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Junaid Khan

 

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), Liam Plunkett (England)

Most Fours – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Jonny Bairstow (England)

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 320+, England 350+

*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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