England did not waste any time to record three wins and claim the five-match ODI series against Pakistan. After demonstrating why they are being touted as the favourites for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the hosts would come out to make improvements in bowling department when they take on Pakistan in the 4th ODI at Trent Bridge.
Since the start of 2018, Imam-ul-Haq has registered five 100s to go with five 50+ scores in 23 knocks, and has a batting average of 61.60. The opener will be confident after recording his ODI best in the last outing.
Bairstow, Pakistan’s nemesis!
The English opener was brutal with the bat against Pakistan in the 3rd ODI. In five innings against PAK, Bairstow has amassed 316 runs at a stellar batting average of 63.20.
The hard-hitting opener is another who can make England bowlers toil. Since the start of 2018, Zaman has scored 1035 runs at an impressive batting average of 57.50.
Back Jason Roy to score big!
Roy certainly has a liking for Pakistani bowling. His last three scores against Pakistan in ODIs read 87, 87 and 76.
ENGLAND TEAM NEWS
ICC has suspended England skipper Eoin Morgan for one ODI for slow over-rate and he will miss the 4th ODI. Jos Buttler, rested in the last outing, is likely to come in.
There are reports of David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow to be rested. Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, James Vince and Mark Wood are the likely replacements.
PAKISTAN TEAM NEWS
Mohammad Amir has been ruled out due to an illness.
Mohammad Hafeez has proved fitness and likely to come in for Haris Sohail.
Shaheen Afridi and Faheem Ashraf have had mediocre outings so far and Mohammad Hasnain can get in for one of the two.
Venue & Pitch
Trent Bridge in Nottingham has produced belters recently. The short boundaries also makes it easy for the batsmen to get on top.
Expected XIs for England vs Pakistan 4th ODI (confirmed at toss)
England – James Vince, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler(w/c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood
Pakistan – Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Junaid Khan
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