Pakistan cricket team will be looking for a consolation when they take to the field against England in the fifth One Day International (ODI) on Saturday. The visitors will look to save the blushes, their bowling unit will be under pressure after being unable to defend scores in excess of 340. They will also have to up their game in the field if they want to pose a challenge to the in-form hosts. A win now could give Pakistan the right momentum ahead of the World Cup or ele they will enter the big tournament low-on-confidence.
The men donning green will have a task ahead of them as they are struggling after the five-nil whitewash against Australia and also conceding the ongoing series against World Cup hosts England.
For Pakistan, it is their bowling line-up which has failed to put up a strong performance against the Three Lions as the batting line up has been impressive in their previous outings.
In the last game, Pakistan’s Babar Azam knocked a century but that went in vain as the hosts successfully chased down the 341, with three balls left in the match.
Pakistan cricket team will be looking for salvation this time on.
My Dream11 Team:
Wicket-Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Babar Azam (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Joe Root, Jason Roy (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Mark Wood, Tom Curran
England – W, W, W, W, L
Pakistan – L, L, L, L, L, L
Match Time: 3:30 PM IST.
Streaming Details: Sony LIV app, Jio TV.
TV Broadcast: Sony Ten Sports Network.
Probable Starting XI:
James Vince, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Eoin Morgan, Joe Denly/Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood.
Imam-ul-Haq/Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Junaid Khan
Leeds is traditionally not a high-scoring ground but given the form the batsman is in, one could expect yet another boundary fest at Headingley.
England (From): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk/C), Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, James Vince, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
Pakistan (From): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk/C), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Abid Ali, Mohammad Hasnain