ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England vs Pakistan Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England vs Pakistan taking place? Monday 3rd June – 10:30 (UK)

Where is England vs Pakistan taking place? Trent Bridge, Nottingham

What is the expected weather for England vs Pakistan? 17-18c with cloud but no rain forecast

What television channel is England vs Pakistan on in the UK? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream England vs Pakistan? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for England vs Pakistan? https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/showProduct.html?idProduct=382

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: England beat Pakistan by 54 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

Coach: Trevor Bayliss

Captain: Eoin Morgan

  • England come into this clash with Pakistan full of confidence having demolished South Africa in their opening match and whitewashed their opponents Pakistan in an ODI series prior to the World Cup 4-0.

  • Chris Woakes will hope to make early in roads into the Pakistan batting line-up as he did in the final two matches of that ODI series where he took 4/67 and 5/54 in the final two games and England’s bowling attack will be confident in facing a team they have recently dominated and after bowling South Africa out for just 207 on Thursday.

  • There is every chance that England name an unchanged starting eleven for this game following that impressive showing against South Africa and they will know they have room for improvement with the bat especially on this batting paradise in Nottingham.

PAKISTAN

Coach: Mickey Arthur

Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • Safaraz Ahmed’s men were humbled by the West Indies in their opening match after they bowled out for just 105 runs and they will have to improve massively on that poor display in which they could not cope with the West Indian pace bowlers.

  • Pakistan will need to recover psychologically from the heavy beating they suffered at the hands of England in the recent ODI series and the initiative is with their bowling attack who will have to improve vastly if they are to stop England smashing their way to another victory here.

  • The selectors will surely go with the experienced duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz to spearhead the bowling attack, but ultimately they will need their big-hitting batsmen like Babar Azam, Asif Ali and Fakhar Zaman to all contribute and try match England’s heavy scoring.

THE PREDICTION

England completely dominated Pakistan in the one-day international series prior to this World Cup and it was their batting that was particularly dominant hitting scores of 373/3, 359/4, 341/7 and 351/9. They have the measure of this struggling Pakistani bowling unit and on the pitch at Trent Bridge where they have hit some massive scores, they should simply have too much firepower for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men as they did in all four completed matches in the recent series.