ENG vs PAK Match Prediction 3rd ODI - Who will win today's 3rd ODI match?

England vs Pakistan Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 3rd ODI match between ENG vs PAK?

Back in 2019, Babar Azam scored an ODI century at the Edgbaston during the World Cup.

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Preview

Pakistan haven’t had much to cheer for by any means in the ongoing three-match ODI series against Ben Stokes’ England. Having lost the first two ODIs, the Men in Green have already conceded an unassailable 2-0 lead to their opponents with one match left in the series.

However, Babar Azam and Co have ODI Super League points to play for. The Three Lions, on the other hand, have looked in great form despite not having quite a few of their key players for the series. The hosts will be now be looking to secure a whitewash with another win.

Match Details

Match – England vs Pakistan – 3rd match

Venue – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

Time – 05:30 PM IST, 01:00 PM Local

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv

Pitch Report

The pitch in Birmingham has mostly been a sporting one over the 63 matches being played until now. The teams batting first and the chasing sides have mostly tasted success in equal proportion. Pakistan may want to bat first since they don’t have overly great numbers while batting second.

Avg score: 230 (63 ODIs at the Edgbaston)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 30, Lost – 26, N/R – 6, Tied- 1

Playing Combinations for ENG vs PAK

England

Predicted XI

Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (C), Lewis Gregory, John Simpson (WK), Craig Overton, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Brydon Carse

Bench: Tom Helm, Danny Briggs, David Payne, Daniel Lawrence, Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Jake Ball

Pakistan

Predicted XI

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Bench: Mohammad Nawaz, Abdullah Shafique, Usman Qadir, Agha Salman, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain

ENG vs PAK Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 90 | England – 55 | Pakistan – 32 | Tie – 0 |N/R – 3

In England

Played – 21 | England – 11 | Pakistan – 10 | Tie – 0 |N/R – 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Babar Azam- Pakistan

Babar Azam hasn’t had the best of series with the bat in hand. He has got out cheaply thus far and both times, it was Saqib Mahmood, who accounted for his wicket. Babar has impressive numbers at the Edgbaston, having notched 140 runs with a century against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.

Probable best bowler of the match

Saqib Mahmood- England

Saqib Mahmood has arguably been the standout bowler for England in the ODI series. After picking up a four-wicket in the first game, he returned with two scalps in the second. His economy of 3.50 has also been excellent. Moreover, he has dismissed opposition skipper Babar both times in the series.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting first should win this match.

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