England vs Pakistan, 6th Match, Monday 3 June

Pakistan and England have been playing cricket with each other for decades now. England is currently on the number one spot in ICC world ODI rankings, they have been playing really good and competitive cricket. Pakistan has not been able to beat England in bilateral series in a recent couple of years. Pakistan after the world cup 2015 have shifted their game plan towards the modern and more positive cricket same goes for England. England has been in sublime form with the bat, they recently smashed over 480 in an ODI against Australia. Their batting line up has been firing and they have some quality players in their side. Their squad is well balanced and in their home conditions, they are a force to be reckoned with.

History:

Head to head Pakistan have won 31 and while England has won 49 matches in ODI international. So historically England has won more matches clearly but recently in 2017 ICC Champions trophy semifinal England suffered a thrashing defeat in the hands of Pakistan. Pakistani bowlers demolished their batting line up and from that England were not able to recover and lost in front of their home crowd.

Match date and venue:

In 2019 WC England are going in as favorites and they are most likely to play semifinals of the big ICC event that is happening later this summer. Pakistan side is short of experience as compared to power house English side, but it is expected to be a close contest. In the last 2 world cups due to group’s bifurcation England and Pakistan were not able to compete against each other. This time around in 2019 world cup this competitive match will take place on June 3 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Usually England has a good record on that particular venue but nothing can be taken for granted in world cup games cause very win is vital if the competing team wants to reach semifinals successfully.

Conclusion

The match between England and Pakistan is supposed to be a very crucial match for both the teams, whoever wins this vital contest will gain momentum for the upcoming encounters against the other competing teams. England has a slight edge on Pakistan before coming up in this match in the world cup 2019 but on the day whichever team performs will come out on top. Both teams have a decent pace attack, however in spin department, Pakistan spinner are better than England’s. As far as batting goes English batsmen will fancy their chances in their home ground and Pakistan batsmen will have to play vigilantly and positively to counter the English bowling line up.

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