Pakistan choose to line up first after winning second ODI
- Pakistan aim to win the remaining two matches and earn 20 points to improve the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League standings.
- Pakistan and England both kept the same team that played the first ODI.
- The match was reduced to 47-overs per team.
LONDON: Pakistan won the draw and decided to play first in the second ODI against England which will be played at Lord’s Cricket Stadium.
With rain delaying the draw, the match was reduced to 47 times per team.
Pakistan line up the same team that lost in Cardiff with skipper Babar Azam saying: “We are trying to do our best, use the conditions and win the game”.
On the other hand, England captain Ben Stokes said they had not made any changes to the game eleven, adding that they would have played first but will now try to put a significant total on the board. on board.
Dressed in green jerseys, a large number of Pakistani supporters have already reached the ground to support their favorite team. They hope Pakistan will take revenge for the defeat at Cardiff.
England: Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (c), John Simpson (wk), Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (sem), Saud Shakeel, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.
In the series opener, Pakistan suffered an embarrassing loss to new-look England after being knocked out for 141 in the 36th.
Pakistan’s dependence on the top trio of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman will be on display if they fail to deliver, especially at the same time.
In order for the middle order to achieve stability and coherence, Pakistan had to make changes.
England, on the other hand, used the resources at her disposal. Ben Stokes returned to international action after recovering from injury and was named captain.
With 20 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League points yet to be won, Pakistan will want to ensure they take the points and move up to second in the table, just behind England, who are currently in the lead with 75 points. .
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam admitted players fell short of expectations and vowed to remedy the weak batting roster.
âWe are working on our lower middle order. We try to give them confidence. The effort is centered on giving them space to allow them to apply their game on the court. The more experience they accumulate, the more confidence they grow, âhe said.