England should hope for better luck with the weather as they prepare for the World Cup with the second match in the five-game ODI series against Pakistan. Since no result was there at the Oval, the game now moves ahead to Ageas Bowl in Hampshire, and the live-action starts at 11:00 at local time.
ENG vs. PAK Toss Prediction
England won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening event of the ODI. However, the Ageas Bowl pitch is likely to suit batting more, and the host could opt to set a target if they win the toss.
England Team News Update
England decided not to take a risk with the fitness of Jason Roy for the opening ODI and may remain with James Vince for the second game after the rain did not let him play more. The same is the case with Joe Denly, who played before Moeen Ali.
Pakistan Team News Update
Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez remain unavailable to play in the initial matches. However, they are both likely to be back for the third game of the series. However, Shadab Khan will not be playing the whole tour due to the virus.
In the first match, Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir, who were on the World Cup reserve list, were selected, but due to weather, they were not able to stake their claim. But the team is likely to stick with them for the upcoming matches as well.
Head To Head Match
The first play in the series generated only the third no result in ODI history. The next win of England will be their 50th as they have already won 49 of the 83, leaving Pakistan with 31 wins.
Pakistan won the most recent game against England at the Champions Trophy back in 2017. England scored 211 all out, which the Pakistani team chased very comfortably.
Pakistan Vs. England Betting Odds
Although in the first ODI, only 19 overs were possible, the bookmakers witnessed enough to reduce the odds on the win of England in the second game of the series. Post Jofra Archer’s wicket and a good form of Hasan Ali, they are both considered top bowlers of the series. From England’s side, the odds are in favor of Archer and Liam Plunkett.
Imam-ul-Haq seemed to be in good form in the first match, making him the top batsman. Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman, and Babar Azam are also the top players from Pakistan’s side. Coming to England, Jonny Bairstow is the top batsman with his excellent form. Eoin Morgan, James Vince, and Jos Buttler are also on the popularity list.
In the brief game that we saw at the Oval before it was interrupted by the rain, England’s bowlers seemed to be in form. Considering Jofra Archer is playing for a World Cup, there are high chances that England can defeat Pakistan at the next match at Ageas Bowl. Overall the England team seems to be in good form, but we will have to wait to see.