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

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

The weather for tomorrow's game isn't promising either.

Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After England won the one-off T20I against Pakistan in Cardiff, the Three Lions started decently in the five-match ODI series as well. After winning the toss and electing to field first, the hosts, led by Eoin Morgan, didn’t allow their opponents to run away with the match. Under overcast conditions at the Kennington Oval in London, the English bowlers, especially Jofra Archer looked at his lethal best.

Not only did he pick up opener Fakhar Zaman, but also churned out a couple of maidens. However, rain interrupted and the game had to be called off. The second game is scheduled to be played tomorrow at the Rose Bowl in Southampton and Pakistan have to get their strategies in place in order to rattle the Brits. Only left-handed batsman Imam-ul-Haq looked at ease in the erstwhile encounter.

Match Details

The second ODI of the five-match series between England and Pakistan will be hosted by The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The match starts at 11:00 local time, 15:30 IST, 10:00 GMT.

The game won’t be televised in India. (Live streaming on YouTube).


Weather Conditions

The weather forecast isn’t expected to be match-friendly in tomorrow’s game. There is a forecast of rain from morning 9 AM itself. The temperature will hover around the 13 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will be around 50 per cent mark.

Last five completed ODI matches: (Most recent- first)

England – W, L, W, L, W

Pakistan – L, L, L, L, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has been an absolute belter in the domestic circuit with an average score well above the 300-run mark. And the team batting first has had the advantage. However, with the forecast of a downpour, it will be safer to field first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 325 – Last 5 List A matches

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4

Probable Playing XI

England

Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Joe Denly, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid

Bench: Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, David Willey, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Tom Curran

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi

Bench: Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, Abid Ali, Mohammad Hasnain

Team News

(Will be added when there’s an update)


Power Picks:

Ben Stokes in ODIs in Southampton

Innings- 5

Runs- 224

Batting Average- 56 average

Strike-Rate- 115.46

50s- 1

100s- 1

Wickets- 8

Bowling Average- 18.25

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Jonny Bairstow, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq

Vice Captain Options: Joe Root, Babar Azam, Ben Stokes

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batsmen – Jonny Bairstow (C), Eoin Morgan, Babar Azam (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Faheem Ashraf

Bowlers – Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Shaheen Afridi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Joe Root (VC), Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Imam-ul-Haq (C), Haris Sohail

All-Rounders – Chris Woakes, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir


Expert Advice:

At a high scoring venue, pick your full quota of five batsmen.

Among the bowlers, one can go for the likes of Jofra Archer, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, all of whom are equipped to bowl with the new ball as well as at the death.

Probable Winners:

England are the most likely winners of the match.

*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.

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