After demolishing Sri Lanka in the T20I and ODI series, England will be eyeing another dominant performance against Pakistan, who’ll play three ODIs and as many T20Is against the hosts. Sri Lanka had little quality to challenge England. However, same can’t be said about Pakistan, who come into the series on the back of an impressive display against South Africa in South Africa. Pakistan have compiled a very strong squad to face England. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam were in top form in the second leg of PSL and will hold the key for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman can also be a nemesis for England if he gets going. With quality bowlers up their ranks, Pakistan will be very confident of their chances.
England have named an unchanged squad for the Pakistan series. However, the duo of Jos Buttler, who picked up an injury in the first T20I against Sri Lanka, and Ben Stokes are missing. Against a slightly weaker England, Pakistan will feel it is their best opportunity to claim a series win over England. They do not have a record to boast about in England, having won just one ODI in the previous eight outings against the hosts in England. However, things could change quickly.
Here’s all you need to know about the Pakistan tour of England:
England vs Pakistan Head To Head In ODIs
Played – 88
England won – 53
Pakistan won – 32
NR – 3
England vs Pakistan Head To Head In T20Is
Played – 18
England won – 11
Pakistan won – 5
Tie – 1
NR – 1
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England vs Pakistan Schedule
July 8, Thursday – 1st ODI – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff: 5:30 PM IST
July 10, Saturday – 2nd ODI – Lord’s, London: 3:30 PM IST
July 13, Tuesday – 3rd ODI – Edgbaston, Birmingham: 5:30 PM IST
July 16, Friday – 1st T20I – Trent Bridge, Nottingham: 11 PM IST
July 18, Sunday – 2nd T20I – Headingley, Leeds: 7 PM IST
July 20, Tuesday – 3rd T20I – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester: 11 PM IST
England ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Liam Livinsgtone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Banton, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, George Garton.
England T20I Squad: TBA
Pakistan ODI Squad: Babar Azam (C), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Usman Qadir, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi
Pakistan T20I Squad: Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Usman Qadir, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Azam Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi