Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - England v Pakistan

England's Jonny Bairstow during nets
England's Jonny Bairstow during nets
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The sixth match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.



One of the first things that stands out between the two teams is that England have won all of their last five ODIs, while Pakistan have lost all of their last five. The five losses that Pakistan have suffered include the 0-4 drubbing against England in the recently concluded five-match ODI series, with England scoring in excess of 350 in all the four matches as the Pakistani bowlers struggled to stem the run flow.


Out of a total of 87 matches played between the two teams, England have won 53, while Pakistan have won 31.

Another notable thing about this match is the venue. The game will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, which has seen some of the highest ODI scores, two of which are 444-3 against Pakistan in 2016 and 481-6 against Australia last year, the two highest scores in ODI history. Reportedly, this match will be played on the same strip where the 444-run total was piled up.

Pakistan lost their first match against Afghanistan by three wickets, while their second game against Bangladesh was washed out. They are coming off a big loss against West Indies in their first World Cup match. On the contrary, England have been on a winning streak other than their warm-up match against Australia.

 

Let's have a look at the predicted playing XIs of both teams.

 

England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer

Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail/Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim/Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – England 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer (England), Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

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

Team Scores Batting first – England 330+, Pakistan 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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