LONDON: Pakistan will take on England today (Saturday) in the second ODI of a five-match series at Lord’s Cricket Stadium, London.
The match is slated to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT).
England won the first ODI by 44 runs under D/L method as the rain brought in an early result of the game. Pakistan posted a fighting total of 260/6 on board.
Skipper Azhar Ali with 82, and vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed (51) were two shining stars of their innings.
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England in response looked confident and well-prepared to tackle Pakistan bowling attack.
The way Roy, Root and Morgan batted, it looked they would have won the match even if the target were around 320 or more.
Pakistan should be a little worried about the lack of power hitting options in their team. So far, the only power hitter we see is Sharjeel Khan in the top order.
Green Shirt require likes of Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal in the middle and lower order to post and chase 300 + totals.
Their pace battery is also leaking runs, be it Amir, who went wicketless for 33 in 6 over before going out due to side strain. Or the returning Umar Gul who conceded 46 runs in just 6 overs for only 1 wicket.