ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: England vs Pakistan 1st Test – 5 August 2020 (Manchester)
Hosts England will take on Pakistan in the 1st test match of the three-match Test series. This can be a really good series to watch out as the Pakistan side can certainly give a good competition to the hosts due to their bowling quality.
Hosts deservedly won their last series against the West Indies after losing the first game of the series. Ben Stokes is expected to be fit to bowl in this game and he would yet again be the player to watch out in the series. Stuart Broad has also been bowling really well and will lead the line-up too. Ollie Pope and Jos Butler have also looked good lately for the English side and yet again they would boast a really good squad for this game.
Pakistan will be looking to start the series on a good note and if their batting supports them, they will be a really good force to reckon with as they have some really talented bowlers in their ranks. Misbah ul Haq has hinted that Pakistan can go with two spinners in this game. Wahab Riaz is set to sit on the side-lines as he is not the part of the 17 men squad. Sarfraz Ahmed is set to return to the side.
England would definitely go as the favourites in their home conditions but Pakistan is a very talented team and can certainly hurt the hosts in any kind of leniency.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The pitch supports bowling in the first session but it gets easy to bat on afterwards. It is very difficult to bat on this pitch on the last day of the game and the winning captain would be tempted to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dominic Bess.
Pakistan: Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas.
Three Match Test Series
Match: England vs Pakistan first Test Match
Date And Time: 5th August, Wednesday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: The Old Trafford, Manchester
Where to Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Stuart Broad
- Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and Azhar Ali
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes
- Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, and Babar Azam
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Rory Burns, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes
- Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, and Asad Shafiq
Long Spell Bowlers
- Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer
- Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
Jos Butler will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Butler played a really good inning in the last test against the West Indies and his wicket-keeping has been neat as well. He can score runs and also can earn a good amount of points in his catching as well.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Batsmen
Rory Burns and Joe Root will our batsmen from the England side. Burns was absolutely brilliant in the last series against the West Indies, he didn’t play big knock but looked good in almost every game of the series and was the 2nd highest run-scorer with an average of 46.80, whereas Root is one of the best players of Red Ball cricket and a big knock is awaited from him as well. Both of them these batsmen would be vital for our team.
Babar Azam will our batsmen from the Pakistan side. If Pakistan has to do well, Azam will have to fire from them. Azam is the best player of the Pakistan side and would lead the batting of Pakistan in this game as well. Babar’s test average is above 41 and he would certainly be tested in these conditions.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 All-Rounders
Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will be our all-rounders from the England side. Stokes was the highest run-scorer of the series against the West Indies and scored with an average above 90, he also picked 9 wickets in the two games he bowled for the side whereas Woakes was absolutely brilliant with the ball and picked 11 wickets in just a couple of games. Both of them would definitely be in our team.
Shadab Khan will be our all-rounder from the Pakistan side. Shadab will be the sole all-rounder of the Pakistan team and can be a good wicket-taker due to his leg-spin. He is also a decent enough batsman and can be a vital part of our team.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Bowlers
From England, Stuart Broad and James Anderson will make into our team. Broad was on fire against the West Indies and picked 16 wickets in just a couple of games, he was the highest wicket-taker of the series whereas Anderson is also a red-ball genius and if the surface provides a little bit of assist, he will take the full advantage of it. Both the veterans will be in our team.
From Pakistan, the deadly pace combo of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi makes it into the team. Shah has been really impressive for the Pakistan side and now has become a matured bowler as well, he can regularly bowl over 145 km/h and took a fifer in the practice games as well whereas Afridi would be the leader of this bowling line-up, this tall left-arm pacer can dismantle any batting line-up on his day. Both youngsters will be in our team for this game.
Captain and Vice-Captain
The duo of Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad will be our captain and vice-captain in this game respectively.
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