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Dominant Pakistan outplayed hosts across all formats leading to a thumping win by 9 wickets in the first of the two test match. They lead the series by 1-0 and would be looking to create history after another win. The visitors have not won a Test series in England since 1996 and this looks to be a perfect platform when both the teams will meet at Headingley, Leeds for the second test match.
On the opposite, keeping the faith, England would be looking to put an end to their long losing streak. In the last 8 test matches, England has lost six and would be desperate for a comeback. However, losing overseas and losing at home isn’t one thing and English skipper Joe Root knows this clearly. Ending at 184 in the first inning put the team on back foot admitted Root.
It will be interesting to watch, inexperienced Pakistan taking a toll on embattled England at their home conditions. The match will start at 11:00 AM Local or 03:30 PM IST.
Let’s move forwards to ENG vs PAK team news and ENG vs PAK dream11 prediction.
England has undergone a couple of changes. Mark Stoneman who failed miserably in both the innings has been replaced with Lancashire opener Keaton Jennings. Surrey left-arm spinner, Sam Curran gets his first ever call to the test squad as a cover for injured Ben Stokes. Stokes sustained a hamstring injury during a training session and will have a fitness test. C Woakes is also in contention and might get a chance.
Pakistan faced a big blow when Babar Azam fractured his wrist during the innings. Fakhar Zaman and Saad Ali are in contention to replace him. Rest no changes are expected on the side.
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Stuart Broad, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Alastair Cook, Dominic Bess, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Sam Curran
Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Usman Salahuddin, Azhar Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Faheem Ashraf
The probable ENG vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: J Bairstow
Batsmen: J Root, A Cook, D Malan, K Jennings, J Buttler
All-rounder: Ben Stokes/Sam Curran,
Bowlers: J Anderson, S Broad, D Bess, (Doubt: C Woakes and M Wood)
Wicket-keeper: S Ahmed
Batsmen: Imam Ul Haq, F Zaman/Saad Ali, Azhar Ali, H Sohail, (Doubt: Asad Shafiq/U Salahuddin)
All-rounder: S Khan, F Ashraf
Bowlers: M Amir, M Abbas, R Ali
For England, Joe Root, A Cook, and Joss Buttler were the top contributors with the bat. A Cook (70 of 148) was the top scorer in the first innings while skipper Joe Root scored (68 of 120) along with Jos Buttler (67 of 138) in the second innings.
In bowling, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and M Wood will be crucial.
For Pakistan, Azhar Ali, Asad Safiq, and Shadam Khan scored fifty each in the first innings. Apart from them, S Ahmed, and Imam Ul Haq can also play crucial innings.
In bowling, M Amir, M Abbas, and H Ali will be the key bowler. M Abbas was the man of the match in the first test.
In wicket-keeping, both S Ahmed and J Bairstow will be a good choice.
In batsmen, J Root, I Haq, J Buttler, and D Malan will be a safe bet. All are in a great form.
In all-rounder, H Sohail and S Khan you can choose.
In bowling, M Amir, J Anderson, and S Broad will be a safe bet.
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