ENGLAND VS PAKISTAN 2021 2ND ODI PREVIEW
After a horrifying defeat in the first ODI at Sophia Gardens, Pakistan would like to bounce back stronger. The hosts England played with 5 debutants yet won the match comprehensively. They were victorious by nine wickets with 28.1 overs to spare. Unlike the proceedings off the field, it was the perfect game for England on the pitch.
The English chased down 142 in just 21.5 overs. Pakistan, on the other hand, was completely outplayed in every aspect of the game. The second ODI will be played at Lord’s in London on Saturday, July 10. A must-win situation for Pakistan to keep their hopes alive in this series. Meanwhile, England would be hoping to secure the series.
HOW’S THE PITCH?
The pitch at Lord’s is beneficial to both batters and bowlers. However, because of the hill, left-arm pacers tend to get some support. As a result, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s role in the game would be crucial.
Both teams should try to chase once again. There is a probability of heavy rain from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and thereafter. As a result, there may be interruptions, and the DLS Method may be used.
Avg score: 237 (66 ODIs at the Lord’s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 32, Lost – 30, N/R – 3, Tied- 1
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (C), Lewis Gregory, John Simpson (WK), Craig Overton, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Brydon Carse.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
ENG vs PAK Head-to-Head
Played – 89 | England – 54 | Pakistan – 32 | Tie – 0 |N/R – 3
Played – 20 | England – 10 | Pakistan – 10 | Tie – 0 |N/R – 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Babar Azam is a class act who has scored runs all over the world. However, he was unable to get in during the opening match of the series. Saqib Mahmood dispatched him in the first round of the encounter. But Babar understands the skill of rebounding back after a setback or two. The Brits can’t afford to let him settle down because if he gets his eyes in, they’ll be chasing leather.
Probable best bowler of the match
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)
In the first match of the series, Shaheen Shah Afridi was Pakistan’s standout bowler. Early on, he got the only wicket of Phil Salt. The left-handed speedster has a respectable record at the Lord’s. On July 5, 2019, he took six wickets against Bangladesh at the Home of Cricket. If the visitors want to mount a comeback, Afridi must be at his best.
PAKISTAN are likely to win the second ODI.
Match – England vs Pakistan – 2nd match
Venue – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Time – 03:30 PM IST, 11:00 AM Local
Where to watch live – Sony Six/Six HD and Sony Liv