World Cup 2019, England vs Pakistan (Eng vs Pak): After failing drastically against West Indies in their opening fixture, Pakistan would hope for a better show from their batsmen as the team prepares itself to take on hosts England on Monday. The Asian side were bundled out on 105 in just 21.4 overs and the pressure will remain the same against a fiery English bowling line-up.
England, on the other hand, would like to carry forward their rock-solid form in ODI cricket. The team started their campaign on a high note and secured a convincing 104-run win against South Africa in the tournament opener. The entire English unit is in impeccable form and Ben Stokes, the all-rounder, shone with both – bat and the ball in their previous fixture. Jofra Archer, England’s latest inclusion in their ODI side is another bowler to watch out for. After having a great outing in India during the Indian Premier League, the Barbadian born English cricketer picked three wickets in the seven overs he bowled against the Proteas.
World Cup 2019, England vs Pakistan (Eng vs Pak):
ENG: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
PAK: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
England have won the toss and have elected to field first
22 players likely to appear in the playing XI today
ENG Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
PAK probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim/Shaheen Afridi/Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
Shoaib Akhtar tweets photo for Pakistan’s bowlers to ‘get inspired’
Shoaib Akhtar is perhaps the most outspoken of past Pakistani cricketers when it comes to the present team. He’s already engaged in some banter with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, and ahead of a crucial game against England Monday, he tweeted a collage of past Pakistani bowlers to inspire the current lot. [READ MORE]
Azhar Mahmood ahead of Pakistan's clash against England
"We didn’t handle the short-ball really well so we practice a lot (because) we know it will come. When people come from the subcontinent, other teams will use that sort of tactics. In South Africa (over the winter), we had the same sort of issues," said Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan’s bowling coach.
After getting bundled out on 105 in just 21.4 overs, here is an explanation on how exclusion from IPL has hampered Pakistan batsmen’s evolutionary leap, as they play catch up with the rest of the world. [READ MORE]
Pakistan expect short-ball blitz from England
Pakistan have lost their last 11 ODIs. They suffered a big 7-wicket defeat to West Indies in their first match of World Cup 2019 on Friday. [READ MORE]
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the match between England and Pakistan. The match will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham and will start at 03:00 pm (IST). After failing drastically against West Indies in their opening fixture, Pakistan on Monday would hope for a better show from their batsmen. England, on the other hand, would like to carry forward their rock-solid form in ODI cricket and secure their second win of the tournament.