PAK vs ENG Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Picks for Pakistan vs England 1st Test

Updated on: Nov 30, 2022 9:34 am IST

  • PAK vs ENG Dream11 Team

    PAK vs ENG Dream11 Team: The opening Test match of the three-match series between hosts Pakistan and England is scheduled to begin from 1 December, 2022 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. It is a massive occasion as Pakistan get ready to host England for a Test match at home after a long gap of 17 years. On the other hand, the visiting England Test side will also be really excited to be in action in this part of the world and the coach-captain duo of Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes will definitely have their plans set.

    PAK vs ENG Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

    1. Babar Azam

    Pakistan captain Babar Azam is one of the most solid and dependable batsman in this line-up as seen in the last couple of years. Babar has composed a total of 3122 runs while having played as many as 42 Test matches at an impressive average of over 47. He has also scored a total of 23 half-centuries and 7 hundreds in the longer format of the game. The Pakistan skipper has smashed as many as four 50+ scores in his last 5 Test innings this year.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    42 3122 47.3 23/7 81, 16, 55, 119, 67, 55

    2. Joe Root

    Former England skipper Joe Root has enjoyed a sensational form in Test cricket especially in the previous two years. Earlier this year, Root smashed a fabulous match-winning century against India in the fifth and final Test match. The right-handed batsman has notched up a brilliant total of more than 10,000 Test runs at an average of 50.02. He has also smashed a total of 54 fifties and 28 hundreds. Joe Root has composed as many as 5 double hundreds in Test cricket so far.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    124 10504 50.02 54/28 23, 9, 6, 8, 141*, 31

    3. Abdullah Shafique

    For Pakistan, opening batsman Abdullah Shafique will surely be a key player to watch out for in this Pakistan vs England 1st Test starting from Thursday. He has already delivered some crucial performances in his short Test career so far. Shafique has smashed more than 700 runs from just 7 Test matches at an excellent average of over 66. The right-handed Pakistani opener scored a staggering hundred during the previous Test match against Australia at home.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    7 736 66.91 4/2 16, 0, 158*, 47, 27, 81

    4. Ben Stokes

    England skipper Ben Stokes will once again be looking forward to do well both in the batting as well as bowling departments. He has been an excellent and impactful cricketer for the English team in the longest format of the game so far. Stokes has smacked more than 5400 runs from a total of 86 Test matches that includes 28 half-centuries and 12 hundreds. He has also picked up as many as 192 wickets at an average of 31.52. The England captain composed a beautiful hundred during the second Test against South Africa at home.

    Matches Runs 50/100 Wickets Recent Form
    86 5429 28/12 192 3/39 & 6, 2/17 & 103, 2/30, 20 & 3/71, 20

    5. James Anderson

    England’s senior pace bowler James Anderson has definitely contributed immensely well for his team over the years on consistent basis. In his overall Test career so far, Anderson has picked up a stunning total of 667 wickets from as many as 175 Test matches at a fine average of 26.22. He has taken a total of 32 five-wicket hauls, 30 four-wicket hauls and 3 10-wicket match haul in the longer format of the game.

    Matches Wickets Average Strike-rate Recent Form
    175 667 26.22 56.23 1/16, 2/37, 3/30, 3/32

    Pakistan vs England Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    20 September, 2022 1st T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi England won by 6 wickets
    22 September, 2022 2nd T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi Pakistan won by 10 wickets
    23 September, 2022 3rd T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi England won by 63 runs
    25 September, 2022 4th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Karachi Pakistan won by 3 runs
    28 September, 2022 5th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Lahore Pakistan won by 6 runs
    30 September, 2022 6th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Lahore England won by 8 wickets
    2 October, 2022 7th T20I Pakistan vs England 8 PM IST Lahore England won by 67 runs
    1 – 5 December, 2022 1st Test Pakistan vs England 10 AM IST Rawalpindi
    9 – 13 December, 2022 2nd Test Pakistan vs England 10 AM IST Multan
    17 – 21 December, 2022 3rd Test Pakistan vs England 10 AM IST Karachi

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