PAK vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for Match 2
Harry Brook scored 153 & 87 from two innings in the first Test at Rawalpindi.
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Pakistan (PAK) will be hosting England (ENG) in the second Test match at Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan from December 9. England won the opening Test at Rawalpindi by 74 runs to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match series. England posted a huge 657 total in the first innings with Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook scoring quick hundreds. For Pakistan, debutant spinner Zahid Mahmood took four wickets and Naseem Shah grabbed three.
In reply, Pakistan also managed to score 579 runs with Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, and captain Babar Azam scoring centuries in the first innings. Debutant Will Jacks took six wickets and Jack Leach grabbed two for England. England declared their second innings on just 264/7 with Joe Root and Harry Brook scoring fifties to set a 343-run target for the hosts. English pacers James Anderson and Ollie Robinson took four wickets each to bowl out Pakistan on 268 runs to earn a crucial 74-run win.
England tour of Pakistan, 9 Dec 2022, Fri, 10:30 AM IST, Multan
Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam(C), Khushdil Shah, Azhar Ali, IU Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood
Bench : Mohammad Haris, Asif Ali, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, SH Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamer Jamal, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, M Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed, S Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali
HC Brook, WG Jacks, JE Root, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes(C), BM Duckett, Mark Wood, James Anderson, MJ Leach, Ollie Robinson
Bench : Jos Buttler, MM Ali, Jordan Cox, SM Curran, LA Dawson, RJ Gleeson, TG Helm, DJ Malan, AU Rashid, PD Salt, OP Stone, RJW Topley, DJ Willey, Chris Woakes, L Wood, AD Hales, BT Foakes, KK Jennings, LS Livingstone, J Overton, Rehan Ahmed
Injury and availability news
Avg 1st Inning Score
Joe Root ENG | BAT
The former English captain scored 73 runs off 69 balls in the second innings of the Rawalpindi Test and ranks fourth in the current ICC Test Batter chart. He is leading the scoring chart in the Tests this year with 1069 runs from 13 matches at an average of 50.90.
Babar Azam PAK | BAT
Pakistani skipper smashed crucial 136 runs off 168 balls in the first innings of the Rawalpindi Test and ranks third in the current ICC Test batter chart. He has scored 801 runs from just six Test matches in 2022 at an average of 72.81.
Ben Stokes ENG | ALL
English captain smashed 41 runs off just 18 balls in the first innings of the Rawalpindi Test and took Babar Azam's valuable wicket in the second innings. He ranks second in the current ICC Test all-rounder chart and has been in excellent form across formats lately.
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PAK | BAT
Pakistani batting all-rounder scored 53 & 30 from two innings at Rawalpindi Test and took only a wicket. He will be batting in the no.7 position and is unlikely to bowl enough overs to make any impact in the second Test.
ENG | BOWL
The star English spinner has taken 34 wickets from 12 Tests in 2022 but struggled for wickets on Rawalpindi's flat pitch. He is unlikely to make an impact at the batting-friendly Multan pitch for the second Test.