England vs Pakistan 2020: 3rd Test – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Joe Root hasn't had a great series and scored only 65 runs in 3 innings. But considering the impact he can have on the game if he gets going, he's picked in both the teams.
Updated - Aug 20, 2020 2:11 pm
The third 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.
The weather in Southampton was not conducive enough for a Test match during the 2nd game between England and Pakistan. As a result, only 144.3 overs could be bowled over five days. Thus, the 2nd match finished in a draw and England still has got a lead of 1-0 in the series.
The last game is also scheduled to be played at the same venue. England will like to take confidence from their performance in the first Test as well as the second one and make it 2-0. Pakistan, on the other hand, will want to salvage some pride by winning this game and levelling the series.
Rain might play spoilsport again during this game as well. On three of the five days, there is a prediction for rain.
Batting in the second and the third innings seems to be the best at the venue considering the stats from the last few games. The bowlers might enjoy a lot of swing on offer considering the cloud cover.
Injury and Availability News:
Ben Stokes won’t be available for this game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Sam Curran/Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad/Mark Wood, James Anderson.
Bench: James Anderson/Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson
Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
Bench: Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Sohail Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti
Babar Azam is the second-highest run-scorer in this series with 121 runs in three innings at an average of 40.
Jos Buttler batted in three innings so far. He was unbeaten on 0 in the third innings but scored 113 runs in the first two.
Zak Crawley got an opportunity to play in the second Test. He grabbed the chance with both the hands and compiled a well-made 53.
Jofra Archer picked up four wickets in the first match and is most likely to play the 3rd Test. He comes at just 8.5 credits.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Babar Azam, Chris Woakes
Vice-Captain Options – Jos Buttler, Yasir Shah, Stuart Broad
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (vc)
Batters – Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Joe Root, Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope
All-Rounders – Chris Woakes
Bowlers – Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Stuart Broad
12th Man – Sam Curran
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan
Batters – Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope
All-Rounders – Chris Woakes (c)
Bowlers – Yasir Shah, James Anderson, Stuart Broad (vc), Jofra Archer
12th Man – Fawad Alam
(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)
Joe Root hasn’t had a great series and scored only 65 runs in 3 innings. But considering the impact he can have on the game if he gets going, he’s picked in both the 11Wickets Fantasy teams.
England is predicted to win this match and conquer the series.