NOTTINGHAM: England will enter in third ODI with a massive win in their heads to take the series 3-0 from Pakistan when both teams meet at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in the third ODI of five-match series on Tuesday, 3oth August.
Pakistan, who have lost first two matches at the hands of host England, will have the last chance to remain in the series by winning this one.
Troubles Hafeez has been ruled out of the series due to knee injury and Mohammad Irfan has been called as a replacement.
England vs Pakistan Third ODI
England beat Pakistan by 169 runs to take the series 3-0.
Pakistan – 275/9 (42.4/50 ov) (Target: 445)
Yasir – 18
Amir -58 – OUT!
This Over: 1 0 4 W
England 270/1 (36/50 ov)
Alex Hales – 165
Joe Root – 82
TOSS: England win the toss, opt to bat first!
After, Pakistan headcoach Mickey Arthur’s remarks of ‘everyone is on notice,’ the team has begun to show spark. However, they will need some real effort to compete high-flying England to keep the series alive for them.
England’s winning streak may put curtain on Alex Hales’ poor form and he might get another game regain it tomorrow. Besides this, no other change is expected from England.
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
Pakistan however are likely to shuffle their troops once again in seek of a balanced squad.
Pakistan (possible) 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Azhar Ali (capt), 4 Babar Azam, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Yasir Shah, 11 Mohammad Amir