England vs Pakistan Preview: The Sportsrush presents before you full preview of the second ODI between England and Pakistan.
The second ODI of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of England will be played at Southampton tomorrow. With the first ODI being interrupted and eventually abandoned due to rain, both the teams will be looking to force a result at The Rose Bowl. With England winning the one-off T20I by 7 wickets at Cardiff, the hosts will start the second ODI with more confidence.
Predicted Playing XI
With the first match lasting for a mere 19 overs, there is not much logic in making changes to the Playing XI for both the teams. There is no denying to the fact that both the teams had taken some interesting decisions with respect to their combination.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 10, 2019
Yet to try the combination in a full match, one doesn’t expect them to make any change to their squad. That being said, there are reports of England opening batsman Jason Roy and all-rounder Moeen Ali recovering from their respective injuries.
For Pakistan, veteran batsman Shoaib Malik might be seen in action in the second ODI after missing the one-off T20I and the first ODI.
England – 1) James Vince 2) Jonny Bairstow 3) Joe Root 4) Eoin Morgan (c) 5) Jos Buttler (wk) 6) Ben Stokes 7) Joe Denly 8) Adil Rashid 9) Chris Woakes 10) Jofra Archer 11) Liam Plunkett
Pakistan – 1) Imam-ul-Haq 2) Fakhar Zaman 3) Babar Azam 4) Haris Sohail 5) Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk) 6) Asif Ali 7) Imad Wasim 8) Faheem Ashraf 9) Hasan Ali 10) Shahin Shah Afridi 11) Mohammed Amir
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Pitch and Weather Report
In what appears to be a flat and dry surface, it might assist the spinners to a certain extent. However, the cloudy weather at Southampton might speak of the otherwise. With rain expected to pour down in patches tomorrow as well, expect the fast bowlers getting assistance from the conditions.
If rain doesn’t put on display its authority, expect the batsmen to make optimum use of the flatness of the deck. The recent matches at The Rose Bowl have seen batsmen regularly touching scores of 300 and above.