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| On Jul 7, 2021 2:49 PM IST

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

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PAK Playing 11: Pakistan will kick off their tour of England with the first ODI due to be played here in Cardiff. With several England players isolated due to positive Covid-19 cases, they have a depleted squad. Pakistan, meanwhile, have arrived with an experienced squad led by the talented Babar Azam. With a relatively inexperienced side to play against, Pakistan will fancy their chances to win. England leads the overall head-to-head record against Pakistan 53-32. In the ICC ODI Rankings, England are 3rd while Pakistan are at 6th position.

Team News

  • Babar Azam will lead the side while Mohammad Rizwan will don the wicketkeeping gloves and will play in the middle order.
  • Haris Sohail has complained about an injury in the right leg and didn’t take part in the intra-squad matches as well. He is unlikely to play.

PAK Playing 11 (likely)

Imam-ul-Haq
Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam (C)
Saud Shakeel
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Shadab Khan
Mohammad Nawaz
Faheem Ashraf
Hasan Ali
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Haris Rauf

Pakistan have a established top three who have done well for them in the last few years. Babar Azam will once again be the key at No. 3 as he is the rock of this batting line-up and loves playing this format. The middle order seems inexperienced which puts responsibility on keeper Rizwan to prevent a collapse. Shaheen and Hasan Ali have been in good form recently but legspinner Shadab Khan’s form will be a concern.

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Pakistan squad for ODI series

Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, and Usman Qadir.


Where to Watch ENG vs PAK 1st ODI 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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