England vs Pakistan, 5th ODI, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
In the last 16 games they batted second, England managed to chase down totals successfully on all the occasions.
Published - May 18, 2019 6:16 pm | Updated - May 18, 2019 6:16 pm
England managed to gain a 3-0 lead in the series after completing yet another emphatic run chase. The visiting team fired in all cylinders with the bat once again, but a poor fielding and bowling effort let them down and they have conceded an unassailable lead to the hosts.
In the last 16 games they batted second, England managed to chase down totals successfully on all the occasions. This emphasizes how successful they have been in this format in the last couple of years and sends a threatening message to all the other teams. With this being the last game for both sides before the warm-up games begin, no one would want to put momentum at stake.
Although the series is lost, Pakistan can pick up some confidence from here with a positive result from the 5th ODI, which can also help the overall result look a little better. It won’t be easy for them to get under the skin of the English, but if they can pull off a better fielding performance, maybe a good result could be on cards.
The weather is expected to remain cool and a little cloudy, with no proper chance of rain. The wind is not expected to flow at a considerable pace, which might not assist the swing bowlers. Another run fest is most certainly on the cards looking at the weather.
Although Bristol in the past has not been a very high-scoring ground, we saw England chase down 359 with ease. Something similar is expected at the Headingley on Sunday although the highest score ever registered on that track is 339. Some records are expected to tumble in Leeds with batsmen from both sides in red hot form.
Ben Stokes is expected to get some rest with Eoin Morgan coming into the XI. Bairstow will continue to watch the game from sidelines with James Vince getting another chance. Jofra Archer will be hogging a lot of limelight once again with this game probably his final shot at the dice to earn a place in the World Cup squad. Adil Rashid has not been picking a lot of wickets this series but he would be keen to end the series on a positive note.
James Vince, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly/Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood.
Imam-ul-Haq suffered an injury on his elbow in the previous game and might not get a game on Sunday just to be on the safer side. Babar Azam got a hundred and with a couple of experienced players coming in, the batting unit definitely has no issues. Their main concern has been fielding and bowling, which has been below par. They continue with the same bowling combination with Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan being the spearheads.
Imam-ul-Haq/Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Junaid Khan.
Probable Top Performers
Joe Root – England | Fakhar Zaman – Pakistan
TV – Sony Six and Sony Six HD
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
Match Timings – 15:30 IST: 11:00 local
The prediction is for England to romp home yet again and seal the series 4-0.