England vs Pakistan 2020: 2nd Test – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

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.

The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Match Details

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.

Preview

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.


Weather Report

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

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:

England

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

Pakistan

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

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Top Picks:

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)


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

England is predicted to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.