SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan and England will lock horns today (Wednesday) in the first One Day International of the five-match ODI series at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
The match is scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time | 13:00 GMT | 18:00 PST.
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As English skipper Eoin Morgan revealed in the presser that they are pondering over their options to attack Pakistan with three spinners. Therefore, there are fair chances that the team may go with Liam Dawson. David Willey will miss first ODI due to hand injury, may be replaced either by Mark Wood or Chris Jordan. Ben Stokes, however, will play as a batsman only for first few matches, if selected.
England (probable) 1 Alex Hales, 2 Jason Roy, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Liam Plunkett, 11 Mark Wood
For Pakistan, Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz are obvious to make return after being rested for Ireland ODIs. Debutante Hasan Ali may make way for Wahab, while Yasir would replace Nawaz, who scored fifty on debut, or Imaad Wasim who bagged five for 14 in first Ireland match.
Pakistan (possible) 1 Sharjeel Khan, 2 Azhar Ali (capt), 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Babar Azam, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 7 Mohammad Nawaz/Imad Wasim, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Yasir Shah, 11 Mohammad Amir