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England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI – Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 08, 2021 • 11:13 AM View: 3564

Pakistan will take on England in the first of the three-match ODI series at Cardiff on 8th July. The last time these two teams played an ODI match was in 2019, where Pakistan defeated England. 

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI: Match Details


  • Date – Thursday, July 08, 2021
  • Time – 5:30 PM IST
  • Venue – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Match Preview

Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan will lead the batting in the new-look England squad. A few exciting names will make their first appearance for the national team. Lewis Gregory will be the player to watch out for in this series. 

Jake Ball and Craig Overton will lead the bowling department. Matt Parkinson is an exciting talent and is coming off an excellent domestic season. 

The Pakistan team is coming off after a great PSL. Mohammed Rizwan and Babar Azam set up fireworks for their respective teams and with them playing together could be a nightmare for the opposition bowlers. 

England's conditions will suit Shaheen Afridi, who could rattle the top order single-handedly with his pace and swing. Hasan Ali is in great rhythm lately. 

England will start off as favorites to win the series but Pakistan will pose a threat. 

England vs Pakistan Head-to-Head (H2H) In ODIs

  • ODIs – 88
  • England – 53
  • Pakistan – 32
  • No Result - 3

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Probable Playing XI

  • England - Ben Stokes, Jake Ball, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Phil Salt
  • Pakistan - Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Fantasy XI

  • Wicket-keepers - Mohammad Rizwan, Ben Duckett
  • Batsmen - Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, James Vince, Dawid Malan
  • All-rounders - Ben Stokes, Shadab Khan
  • Bowlers - Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Jake Ball

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