ICC World Cup 2019: Match 6, England vs Pakistan – Match Preview
England Cricket Team will look to keep up their winning run when they face Pakistan in their second game of the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 3 (Monday) at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. On the other hand, Pakistan will want to bounce back after their humiliating defeat against Windies.
England look to continue the winning run
Meanwhile, these two sides played each other in a five-match series just last month, and England won 4-0. Pakistan had plenty of positives to take from that series; however, nothing replicated in the game against Windies. They were all out for 105 which raised question marks on their batting unit. Sarfraz Ahmed & Co will have to revamp their squad and pull their socks as they look to turn things around. Moreover, the bowlers will also have to provide support to Mohammad Amir, who had an outstanding game on Friday.
On the other hand, for England, the management are likely to add Mark Wood alongside Jofra Archer and hurl bouncers at the Pakistani batsmen. Pakistan crumbled against pace and bounce, and the host will deploy the same tactics. England’s batting has been top class, and they will only look to continue doing what they have been doing in the last four years.
Date and Venue: June 3 (Monday) at 3:00 PM IST, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
Head to Head in World Cup
- Jason Roy is eight runs away from completing 3000 career ODI runs. It will make him the fourth player in the current England setup to reach the mark, behind Morgan, Joe Root and Jos Buttler.
- Pakistan and England have played each other seven times in World Cups, with three wins apiece and one no-result in the group stages of the 1992 World Cup.
Where to Watch
Star Sports will telecast the match live in India. On the other hand, the game will be seen live on Hotstar App.
England have produced two 400+ totals against Australia and Pakistan in the same pitch. However, it is unlikely to be the same as the bowlers will get some assistance in the first few overs. Despite this, a 300+ total will be on the cards.
It has been raining in Trent Bridge leading to the game. However, there is no rain in the forecast for the match day. The temperature will be hovering around 17-18 degrees Celsius with relative humidity.
Pakistan will come into this game from the back of 11 straight loss. On the other hand, England will be brimming with confidence after their dominant run in the last two years. Besides, Eoin Morgan & Co have made a terrific start to their campaign beating South Africa convincingly.
As a result, England are the clear cut winners when they go up against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.