England vs Pakistan 5th ODI: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket League – Team News & Playing XI

England vs Pakistan 5th ODI: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket League – Team News & Playing XI

The last match of the series will conclude on 19th May at Headingley, Leeds at 3:30 PM IST.

Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan
England vs Pakistan. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

It was a thriller at Trent Bridge yesterday in the 4th ODI match of the series. Pakistan again posted a solid score batting first. But, once again it was England who produced another fine run-chase in cricket sport. The match was way more of a nail biter than the host’s dominant win at Bristol in 3rd ODI. The last match of the series will conclude on 19th May at Headingley, Leeds at 3:30 PM IST. Glance on the statistics below which can help you to pick your 11Wickets fantasy XI.

Venue Details:

As per the stats about Headingley Cricket Ground of Leeds at West Yorkshire in England, bowling first team has an edge over the batting first team. Hence, winning toss could be a decisive factor at this ground.

Team News

England:

England doesn’t seem to have any kind of loopholes in their batting line-up. Their top-order batting squad is going stronger and stronger and middle-order is debatably the best at this moment around the world. Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali are holding fort for England. At Headingley, Joe Root performs well according to his previous statistics. Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett hold the bowling department decently well.

Players to choose from

Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Joe Root, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, David Willey, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (W), Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan

Pakistan:

Pakistan seems to rely heavily on their opening pair of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman as far as their batting is concerned. Babar Azam is another one key player of the visitors in their batting line-up. In bowling department Pakistan’s skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed have turned his hopes Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan and Shaheen Afridi. Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan can be vicious when in form, and it wouldn’t be good for the hosts if they let these two to be into their rhythm.

Players to choose from

Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C)(W), Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir

Previous Playing Records

Both the teams have played 86 ODI matches together earlier, out of which Pakistan succeeded in winning 31 games while England has won 52. Three ODI matches brought No Result for the teams.

England – Players to Watch

Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes

Pakistan – Players to Watch

Babar Azam and Junaid Khan

Suggested 11wickets Playing XI

Wicket Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Jason Roy, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Joe Root

All-Rounders – David Willey, Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Junaid Khan, Jofra Archer, Hasan Ali

Captain – Jason Roy

Vice-Captain – Ben Stokes

12th Man – Moeen Ali

Our match Preview:

England has won each of their last five matches at Headingley, making impressive ODI recent record.

England has beaten Pakistan two times during earlier ODI matches at Headingley.

Pakistan’s bowling has been dull during this series but they can be a very dangerous if their bowlers begin performing to their potential.