Pakistan vs England 1st ODI Match of 5 Matches Series from The Rose Bowl, Southampton on 24th August 2016. The match will starts at 14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 18:00 PKT. Watch Pakistan vs England ODI Series 2016 at CricTV.PK
England host Pakistan in the first game of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series at Rose Bowl, Southampton on 24 August (Wednesday).
England could field three spinners against Pakistan when the two sides lock horns for the first of five One-Day Internationals at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday (August 24). The prevailing dry conditions in the southern part of the country have persuaded Eoin Morgan, the skipper, and the England management, to consider the move.
Pakistan, fresh from a commanding 1-0 victory over Ireland, wouldn’t mind the familiar weather in Southampton, especially after rain ruined the second ODI in Malahide.
Match starts at 2pm BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the link.
Here is all that you need to know about the match:
Event: Pakistan tour to Irelnad ODI Series
Match: Pakistan vs Ireland – 2nd ODI Match
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Timing: 10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 14:45 PKT
Venue: Malahide Cricket Club Ground The Village Malahide Dublin.
Live Stream and TV Info: Setanta Sports (Ireland), Star Sports (India), Super Sports /PTV Sports (Pakistan), Ten Sports (Pakistan), TNL TV (United Arab Emirates), Star/Channel 9 (Sri Lanka), Life OK (UK), Sky Sports (Sri Lanka, UK).
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England and Pakistan put on a show in the Test series, which in the day of jam packed Twenty20 leagues sprouting up around the world, was a good show case for the five day format. The focus now shifts to the One Day Internationals, which the hosts come into as the fifth ranked team with 106 points in their kitty.
England have undergone major overhaul since their disastrous outing the ICC 2015 World Cup, with their focus being on playing aggressive cricket, which has paid dividends. Since the beginning of last season, the Three Lions have produced some impressive performances, registering a first total over 400, another total of 399, chasing down 350 with six balls to spare and a ten-wicket win chasing 255.
Pakistan, who recently have risen to the No.1 ranking in the Test format, sadly have struggled in the shorter formats of the game over the past two years, finding themselves in ninth spot in the ICC rankings with 87 points.
Pakistan’s bid to gain automatic qualification for the ICC World Cup is dependent on how they perform this summer, meaning they will need a strong performance against an in form England side if they are to make that step up.
Pakistan (From): Azhar Ali(c), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz.
England (From): Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Johnny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.