England vs Pakistan 2020: 2nd Test – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Stuart Broad has been the best bowler for England thus far this year by a considerable margin. Thus, you can have him as the multiplier in at least one of your teams.
Updated - Aug 13, 2020 5:11 am
The second of the three-match Test series between England and Pakistan will be played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
This match starts at 11:00 AM local time (03:30 PM IST) (10:00 AM UTC). It will be live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can be streamed live on SonyLIV.
It was quite a topsy-turvy ride in the first Test between England and Pakistan. Both teams kept playing into each other’s hand throughout. But it was Pakistan who had a significant advantage at the end of a majority of the sessions in the game. However, they couldn’t capitalize and let the opposition get the better of them.
The brilliant partnership between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes in the fourth innings was a game-changer for England. While they will be high on confidence, there were several shortcomings that they’ve got to address before the 2nd Test. Meanwhile, Pakistan should try to maintain the positivity knowing that they were on top for most of the time and should look to make a few amends.
Over the next five days, there is a prediction of rain in England. There could be several interruptions to the match and there is even a prediction of a thunderstorm on Sunday
Batting in the first innings of the game would be a challenge here. But with the rain threat looming around and high humidity levels, the conditions overall would be quite tough for the batsmen.
Injury and Availability News:
Both Ben Stokes and Dan Lawrence won’t feature in the second Test due to family reasons.
England added Ollie Robinson to the squad for this Test. Pakistan named an unchanged squad.
Probable Playing XIs:
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson/Sam Curran
Bench: James Anderson/Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson
Shan Masood, Abid Ali/Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
Bench: Abid Ali/Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Sohail Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti
Shan Masood has scored a century in each of the last three Tests he played against England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He mustered 256 runs in three innings in 2020.
In the 7 Tests he played this year, Dominic Sibley scored 561 runs at an average of 51. Ollie Pope has also been highly impressive with 469 runs in 7 Tests at an average of 52.
Chris Woakes has scored 136 runs with the bat in 4 Tests this year and even picked up 18 wickets with the ball.
Babar Azam looked to be in great touch in the first Test against England. In the three Test innings he played this year, he scored 217 runs at an average of 72.
Stuart Broad is the best bowler for England this year. In the 6 matches that he has played, the veteran has picked up 31 wickets at an average of 14.13.
In two games that he played this year, Yasir Shah has picked up 12 wickets at an average of 26.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Chris Woakes, Babar Azam, Yasir Shah
Vice-Captain Options – Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Shan Masood
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batters – Babar Azam (vc), Shan Masood, Joe Root, Dominic Sibley
All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Chris Woakes (c)
Bowlers – Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batters – Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope
All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes
Bowlers – Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah, Stuart Broad (vc)
Stuart Broad has been the best bowler for England thus far this year by a considerable margin. The conditions in Southampton also suit him. Thus, you can have him as the multiplier in at least one of your teams.
England is predicted to win this match.