Pakistan face off England in a limited-overs leg starting from July 8. In 12 days Babar Azam’s men play three ODIs and three T20Is with the first game set to be played in Cardiff. Pakistan have named an 18-member squad with Babar Azam leading the side and Shadab Khan as his deputy. Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is also a part of the squad.
Pakistan recently played against South Africa in a white-ball series earlier this year. They beat the Protean side 2-1 in ODIs and 3-1 in the T20Is. In this article, we take a look at Pakistan’s playing XI for the first ODI.
England vs Pakistan 2021, 1st ODI: Pakistan’s Predicted XI
The hard-hitting opener is making a comeback into the Pakistan ODI squad for the first time since 2017. He was also involved in a controversy for which he was kept out out of the side. However, now he is back in the scheme of things for his side and available for the tour. He has played 25 ODIs for his side making his international debut way back in 2013.