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.
Ben Stokes (C)
John Simpson (wk)
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.
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.
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).