England Vs Pakistan 1st Test: The Pakistan Cricket team is currently touring England in August and September 2020 to play three Tests and Three Twenty 20 International matches. The Test series will form part of the inaugural 2019-21 ICC World test Champion ship. The first test match between Pakistan and England is to be held at Old Trafford. All the matches are to be played behind the doors due to the pandemic.
The cricket calendar has been shrunk and there has been many extraordinary measures taken for the resumption of cricket which is bringing some unique challenges to some teams. England has played the last ODI against Ireland on 4th of August and then start the first Test against Pakistan on 5th of August.
England Vs Pakistan is always an intriguing contest. Pakistan is one of the few sides that has been able to find success in England every time it is there. In fact, Pakistan has not lost a series against England in the previous ten years.
England Vs Pakistan 1st Test Dream11 Prediction & Preview
Pakistan has a very good bowling attack which can expose England’s batting weakness. Both teams are vulnerable in the batting. Conditions may favor the spinners which will be huge advantage for Pakistan.
Tournament: England Vs Pakistan ( PAK Tour of ENG 2020)
Format: Test series
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England.
Weather: Light Rain, 65%Humidity, 21.29 degree C.
Toss Prediction: The team that wins the toss is going to bat first.
Our Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match.
England Team Preview:
England finished the three test series against the West Indies very strong but we don’t think that result was ever in question. They now have a much tougher assignment against Pakistan. For one thing the England top order is far from settled and has been under performing for a time now.
Dominic Sibley and Rory Burns are sure to be the opening batsman for England in the first match. Zac Crawley or Joe Root may be in for the third place. If Ben Stokes is fit enough to bowl after the test against West Indies, England may not need to play the extra bowler and can bolster its batting thus making way for Crawley.
England might also be tested against some quality leg-spinning in this series. None of the England’s batsmen seem well-settled at the moment except for Ben Stokes. Bowling is where England can equalise some things. Stuart Broad is one of the names on the sheet. Jofra Archer might be picked for extra pace and Anderson’s place is uncertain at present.
Pakistan Team Preview:
If Pakistan batting can get runs, they certainly have the bowling to pick up 20 wickets. The present Pakistan batting is young and a bit untested so far. Babar Azam is the obvious superstar now. Considered as one of the best batsmen in the world, Azam has taken his game to a whole new level in recent times. His contest against Anderson and Broad is going to be fascinating.
Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Imam Ul Haq, Asad Shafiq, and Mohammad Rizwan in the line up to face England. We need to wait and see if this batting order works and gets runs to the team. The bowling is going to be led by Shaheen Afridi with good quality bowlers like Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, and Yasir Shah in the list. According to our prediction, Shaheen Afridi is going to be the bowler to watch out for in this series. Yasir Shah and Shahab Khan could also play to exploit any spin that the pitch offers.
England Vs Pakistan 1st Test Dream 11 predictions:
We think that the focus should be put on Bowlers and all rounders rather than only on the batsmen. This is where Pakistan has an edge. Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas and England’s Stuart Broad are the must have’s in every team.
Wicket keeper: M Rizwan
Batsmen: R Burns, O Pope, B Azam.( VC )
All rounders: S Khan, C Woakes, B Stokes (C)
Bowlers: Y Shah, S Broad, S Afridi, M Abbas.
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