Date: 10 July, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
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England’s 2021 home season dominance continues as the Ben Stokes-led side registered a comfortable win over Pakistan to lead the 3-match ODI series 1-0. Despite naming a second string side, England outplayed Babar Azam’s Pakistan in all departments. The visitors got all out on a low score of 141, owing to the phenomenal performances by English bowlers. Pakistan will look forward to making a comeback from the humiliating defeat they suffered in the opening game and keeping the 3-match ODI series alive.
Despite walking in with an inexperienced squad against Pakistan, England registered a phenomenal win over the visitors in the 1st ODI, leading the series 3-0. Given the performances in the first game, Saqib Mahmood has impressed the most, taking a four wicket haul. Among the batsmen, Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley would be the best picks for one's fantasy team, along with England skipper Ben Stokes.
Although Pakistan faced an embarrassing defeat in the very first game of the series, Fakhar Zaman played a contributing innings and is expected to keep his form in the coming games. That being said, Fakhar Zaman should be a must-pick player in one’s final XI. Other players from the Pakistani side could include, skipper Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Afridi.
Probable Playing XI
England- Phil Salt, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes (c), John Simpson, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Brydon Carse and Saqib Mahmood
Pakistan- Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan,
All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf, Ben Stokes, Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson
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