ICC World Cup 2019: Match 6, England vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 6, England vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

England have got off the mark in terms of winning the match by beating South Africa

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England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Two teams who recently played in a bilateral series, England and Pakistan, will lock horns in the match 6 of the ongoing World Cup on Monday. There is no doubt that the fans would be hoping for a high-scoring encounter after what has transpired so far in the tournament. All have been one-sided encounters and the World Cup needs some close games to spice things up now. England have got off the mark in terms of winning the match by beating South Africa but Pakistan will be under immense pressure.

In fact, they are supposed to be at an advantage having played at the same venue only three days ago but Pakistan put up an underwhelming show. Their batsmen were extremely poor against the short ball and England’s bowlers, especially Jofra Archer, will look to expose them again. If the team combinations are concerned, the hosts are expected to go in unchanged while Sarfaraz Ahmed would ponder adding Asif Ali in the line-up at Haris Sohail’s expense.

Match Details

The 6th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between England and Pakistan at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

The forecast is for rain on Sunday and the pitch has already been covered. But come the match day, things are expected to get clear according to AccuWeather. While the sun will be out to start the game, the cloud cover will increase as the day progresses. There is an extremely slight chance of rain but that shouldn’t affect both the teams.


Pitch Report

Reports are coming from England that the strip on which the hosts scored 481 last year against Australia will be used for this match. But the pitch is expected to have something in it for the bowlers as it will remain covered for most of Sunday as it is likely to rain.

Average first innings score: 301 (last five One-Day matches at the venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 3

Probable Playing XIs

England

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid.

Bench – Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson, Mark Wood.

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.

Bench – Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hasnain.

Team News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)


Power Picks:

Jos Buttler vs Pakistan in ODIs:

Innings: 11

Runs: 419

Average: 59.85

Strike-Rate: 155.18

100s: 2

50s: 1

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Imam-ul-Haq

Vice-Captain Options: Babar Azam, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes

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

Wicket-Keepers – Jonny Bairstow (C), Jos Buttler

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

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (VC), Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan

Bowlers – Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Wahab Riaz.

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

Wicket-Keepers – Jos Buttler, Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Jason Roy (C), Babar Azam (VC), Fakhar Zaman

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.


Expert Advice:

England might struggle against leg-spin and picking Shadab Khan could be a wise move. He is likely to pick wickets irrespective of the conditions.

Mohammad Amir could be threatening if the pitch will assist swing bowling.

Probable Winners:

England are expected to win this 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.