ENG vs PAK Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first ENG vs PAK ODI.
Not better than world champions England on paper, Pakistan still had a chance of outperforming the hosts in their imminent three-match ODI series. However, with England having to announce a whole new 18-member ODI squad due to seven positive COVID-19 cases in their original squad, Pakistan are now better on paper and have clear chances of outperforming the hosts.
Overall, England have had the better of Pakistan across the world. Under a new captain in Ben Stokes, it would be intriguing to see how multiple rookie players face the Babar Azam-led team which has it in it to dismantle a comparatively weak batting unit at Sophia Gardens.
With points for the ICC World Cup Super League to be gained through this series, Pakistan would have eyes on them for they won’t get a better chance to add to their tally during an overseas series.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 7, 2021
ENG vs PAK Head to Head Records in ODIs
Total number of matches played: 88
Matches won by ENG: 53
Matches won by PAK: 32
Matched played in England: 48 (ENG 30, PAK 16)
Matches played in Pakistan: 19 (ENG 9, PAK 10)
Most runs for ENG (among current players): 377 (Ben Stokes)
Most runs for PAK (among current players): 655 (Sarfaraz Ahmed)
Most wickets for ENG: 2 (Danny Briggs)
Most wickets for PAK: 14 (Hasan Ali)
Most catches for ENG: 6 (Ben Stokes)
Most catches for PAK: 11 (Sarfaraz Ahmed)
While England have won four out of their last five ODIs against Pakistan, these two teams had last met in this format during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Chasing a 349-run target, England were left short by 14 runs despite individual centuries from Joe Root (107) and Jos Buttler (103). While Wahab Riaz was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers with figures of 10-0-82-3, veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for scoring 84 (62) and picking bowling figures of 7-0-43-1.