England vs Pakistan, 3rd TEST 3RD TEST MATCH DAY Match Prediction 21 Aug 2020

Pakistan Tour of England 2020

England vs Pakistan, 3rd TEST 3RD TEST MATCH DAY Match Prediction

2020-08-22

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

England

0 0/0 in 0.0
2.26 188/4 in 83.1

Pakistan

0 0/0 in 0.0
2.26 188/4 in 83.1
The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Match drawn

ENG vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Struggling Pakistan face uphill task against England in final Test

  • The second game of the series between England and Pakistan ended in a draw.
  • Pacer James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Zak Crawley delivered splendid performances for the side in the second Test.
  • Wicket-keeper Muhammad Rizwan and Abid Ali delivered half-centuries for Pakistan in the drawn game played at Southampton.

Expect England to clinch the Test series at Southampton.

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Match Preview

Host England will be looking to clinch the Test series when they face Pakistan in the third and final game played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Friday.

Given the conditions expected for the game, the side might make one or two changes to their playing XI for the series finale. England Skipper Captain Joe Root will be hoping that the side can guard against complacency and play to their potential in the final Test.

On the other hand, Pakistan will need to raise their game with the bat in order to push England in this third Test. Skipper Azhar Ali will be looking to lead from the front and hoping that senior players can come to the party in this contest.

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Teams Preview

England

Due to bowler friendly conditions, the home side might bring field an all-out pace attack with Mark Wood coming in for spinner Dominic Bess.

In the previous game, bowling unit put in another excellent performance to dismiss Pakistan for just 236 runs in 91.2 overs. For England, Stuart Broad once again stole the show with the ball in hand and claimed four wickets. Sam Curran and Chris Woakes also bowled well and claimed one wicket each.

Veteran pacer James Anderson put in an improved performance and picked up key wickets of Shan Masood and Azhar Ali.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Dominic Sibley, Joe Root and Ollie Pope to deliver the bulk of the runs.

England’s premier batsman Joe Root has not done much with the bat in this Test series. In two matches played, Root has accumulated 65 runs at an average of 32.50.

Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has silenced his critics with his excellent performances. He is currently side’s leading run-scorer for England in this Test series.

All-rounder Chris Woakes have shown excellent form with bat and ball in this Test series. He has shown his potential and delivered better performances in this home series.

England Actual Playing XI:

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

England Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley 53 99 7 0 53.54
D Sibley 32 95 3 0 33.68
J Root 9 35 0 0 25.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Broad 27.2 9 56 4 2.05
J Anderson 27.0 5 60 3 2.22
S Curran 18.0 3 44 1 2.44
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Broad 27.2 9 56 4 2.05
J Anderson 27.0 5 60 3 2.22
S Curran 18.0 3 44 1 2.44
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England Predicted Playing XI

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

Pakistan

The visitors will have to play exceedingly well in order to level the three-match Test series against England.

The side might in bring pacer Sohail Khan for Leg-spinner Yasir Shah given that the conditions will be looking to assist the quick bowlers.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shan Masood, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Left-hander Shan Masood still leads the batting charts for Pakistan despite registering low score in the second Test. He will be looking to make a notable score in this series finale.

Experienced duo of Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq has struggled to produce notable scores.

The team management will be hoping that Azhar and Shafiq can come to the party with the bat in this final game of the series.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas to make crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

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

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Rizwan 72 139 7 0 51.8
A Ali 60 111 7 0 54.05
B Azam 47 127 3 0 37.01
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Abbas 14.0 5 28 2 2
S Afridi 10.0 3 25 1 2.5
Y Shah 11.0 2 30 1 2.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Abbas 14.0 5 28 2 2
S Afridi 10.0 3 25 1 2.5
Y Shah 11.0 2 30 1 2.73
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Azhar Ali (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asad Shafiq, Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah/Sohail Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 7.72 k/h From: SSW 8%
03h 18 0 mm. 10.41 k/h From: SSW 28%
06h 18 0.13 mm. 11.12 k/h From: SSW 39%
09h 19 0.34 mm. 12.28 k/h From: SW 87%
12h 20 0.60 mm. 12.59 k/h From: SW 55%
15h 20 0.28 mm. 11.45 k/h From: SW 1%
18h 19 0 mm. 10.08 k/h From: SW 1%
21h 17 0 mm. 8.65 k/h From: SW 5%

Given rain predicted to take place throughout the match, the moisture in the surface will definitely aid the quick bowlers. The weather forecast for the game looks grim as rain is expected to take place in the opening game of the series.

Venue Details

The Rose Bowl in Southampton is going to host the third and final game of the Test series between Pakistan and England.

Host England will be looking to win their home series against Pakistan after 14 years.

Toss Prediction

Given the frequent rains ahead of the game, both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. England have a decent record at this venue in Test cricket.

Winning Prediction

Based on performances this series, England will be firm favorites to win their game. With the likes of Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad delivering excellent performances in this series, England will be looking to put in another dominant performance in this series finale.

Expect England to clinch the Test series at Southampton.

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