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| On Jul 7, 2021 2:22 PM IST

ENG vs PAK 1st ODI: Possible Playing 11 of England


ENG Playing 11: England will face Pakistan in the first ODI of the series here in Cardiff. The hosts have been forced to name a replacement squad for this series and have 9 uncapped players in the list. Allrounder Ben Stokes will be returning to lead the side after recovering from injury. In the ODIs, both teams have played 88 matches against each other in which England leads Pakistan 53-32. England are 3rd while Pakistan is 6th in the ICC ODI Rankings. Despite having home advantage, this new-look England side is likely to face a stiff competition from their Asian counterparts.

Team News

  • Affected by Covid-19, England have a new-look side for this series. It will be a great chance for some players to impress the selectors.
  • Ben Stokes returns to the side after recovering from finger injury and will be the captain.
  • Dawid Malan is also back after missing the last series due to personal reasons.

ENG Playing 11 (likely)

Zak Crawley
James Vince
Dawid Malan
Dan Lawrence
Ben Stokes (C)
Lewis Gregory
John Simpson (wk)
Craig Overton
Matt Parkinson
David Payne
Saqib Mahmood

Despite being inexperienced, England possess a talented batting line-up with several exciting players to watch. James Vince will be the one to watch out for as he possesses enormous talent. Stokes is leading the side for the first time in ODIs and it will be interesting to see how he performs. Left-arm seamer David Payne has been impressive in the domestic circuit while Matt Parkinson is likely to be the lone spinner.

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England squad

Ben Stokes (C), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt (wk), John Simpson (wk), James Vince.

Where to Watch England vs Pakistan Live

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs Pakistan 1st ODI match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 8 July and will start at 5:30 pm (IST).

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Monojit Das

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