SOUTHAMPTON: Confident Pakistan are ready to take on rampant England today (Wednesday) as they encounter in the first One Day International of the five-match ODI series at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. TheNewsTribe.com will bring Live Score updates of the match for its viewers.
On paper, Pakistan are not as strong as England in their home conditions, but they are not as weak ODI side obviously, as their current ICC rankings show.
England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live Score
England – 167/3 (31/50) (Target: 261)
Morgan – 22
England require 261 runs to win from 50 overs!
Pakistan – 260/6 (50/50 Overs)
Team Pakistan are at the ninth spot in ICC’s ODI ranking which ultimately makes them unable to qualify for World Cup 2019 if they don’t improve by the end of 2017.
Green Shirts have found a good combination young and old blood, however, they will take time to fill the gap created after the departure of Misbah, Afridi and Younis Khan.
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Skipper Azhar Ali has to define his role in the batting lineup as he has failed to score a fifty in last 12 innings he played as a captain.
Pakistan’s bowling attack is their strength. It is far better and experienced as compare to that of England.
Its late summer in England, the season is widely dry and shine. This means the conditions are tailor-made for Pakistan. All they need to do is to carry their Test form and the attitude into ODI series.
It is matter of ‘Do and Die’ for them.