England vs Pakistan, 1st TEST Match Prediction 05 Aug 2020

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England vs Pakistan, 1st TEST Match Prediction

2020-08-06

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

England

3.37 277/7 in 82.1
3.62 169/10 in 46.4

Pakistan

3.37 277/7 in 82.1 Cricbettingbuzz
3.62 169/10 in 46.4
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz England beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

Man of the Match: CR Woakes

ENG vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host England will eye a strong start against Pakistan at Manchester!

  • Since 2014, Pakistan has won three matches out of six played against England in England
  • Azhar Ali, Babar Azam and Yasir Shah will be key players for the side in this Test
  • Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Stuart Broad have shown excellent form in the previous series against West Indies

Expect England to register a comfortable win over Pakistan!

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Match Preview

Host England will be looking to continue their winning streak when they take on Pakistan in the opening game of the three-match series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday.

The home side will not make changes to their Test squad for the three-match series against Pakistan. Dominic Sibley, Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope put in match-winning contributions for the side in the previous series against West Indies.

On the other hand, Pakistan will need to adjust to the conditions in order to compete with England in this three-match Test series. Captain Azhar Ali will be hoping that the side can put on a strong show in this series opener.

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Teams Preview

England

For England, the team management will be hoping to field their strongest playing combination for this opening game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes and Joe Root to make notable contributions with the bat in this contest. In the three-match series against West Indies, opening pair of Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley contributed well to the team’s cause.

Against West Indies, Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley accumulated scores of 234 and 226 runs respectively. All-rounder Ben Stokes showed excellent form with the bat and finished three-match series against West Indies as leading run-scorer in the competition. He accumulated 363 runs in 5 innings at an average of 90.75.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and  Chris Woakes to make crucial breakthroughs.

England Actual Playing XI:

Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Dom Sibley, CR Woakes, Rory Burns

England Predicted Playing XI

Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ollie Pope, Dominic Bess, Sam Curran/James Anderson

Pakistan

The visitors will be keen to put up a strong fight against England in the opening game of the series. In the previous fixture, the side depended on the likes of Azhar Ali, Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq to make crucial contributions with the bat.

In the warm-up game, Azhar Ali smashed 120 runs off 225 balls with the help of 10 boundaries. Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan smashed century and half-century in the warm-up game played at County Ground in Derby.

Asad Shafiq, Abid Ali and Shan Masood will be looking to contribute with crucial scores for the side in this opening Test.

In the bowling department, the tea will be depending on the likes of Naseem Shah, Sohail Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi to make crucial breakthroughs. Pacer Sohail Khan has shown excellent form with the ball and picked up wickets in the intra-squad game played at Derby.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Shaheen Afridi, Yasir Shah, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Azhar Ali

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Azhar Ali (captain), Muhammad Rizwan (wk), Asad Shafiq, Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Khan

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 17 0 mm. 5.89 k/h From: SSW 90%
03h 17 0.44 mm. 5.96 k/h From: SSW 96%
06h 17 0.68 mm. 5.53 k/h From: SSW 93%
09h 18 1.08 mm. 5.32 k/h From: SSW 98%
12h 21 0.18 mm. 6.21 k/h From: SSW 99%
15h 23 0.13 mm. 7.44 k/h From: SSW 81%
18h 18 5.36 mm. 4.14 k/h From: SSW 91%
21h 18 0.55 mm. 4.26 k/h From: SSW 93%

The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The weather forecast for Wednesday’s game is going to be occasional showers in the morning.

Venue Details

Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester is going to host the opening game of the series between England and Pakistan.

Toss Prediction

With rain predicted for the game, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first and exploit the pitch conditions.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, England will start as favourites to win the opening game against Pakistan. With the likes of Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Stuart Broad in excellent form this season, England will be looking to continue their winning momentum in this opening game.

Expect England to register a comfortable win over Pakistan!

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