The 1st ODI of the Pakistan Tour of England 2021 will see the clash between England and Pakistan at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Thursday 8th July 2021. Keep reading to find out the Pakistan Tour of England 2021 1st ODI ENG vs PAK Match Prediction.
England recently won the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka across two formats. But post that, a Covid outbreak in the squad has forced them to change the personnel in the team. The visitors, who must have planned for a top notch English team, now have to deal with altogether a new opposition squad. It could work in their favour not having the top English players but could also work the opposite.
Here is our ENG vs PAK ODI Match Prediction
Case 1: If England bats first
First Innings score prediction: England will score 260-270
Result prediction: Pakistan will win the match by 4 wickets
Case 2: If Pakistan bats first
First Innings score prediction: Pakistan will score 270-280
Result prediction: Pakistan will win the match by 20-30 runs
England vs Pakistan head to head:
Let’s have a look at the head to head record for ENG vs PAK prediction. Which will help us to understand who will win today’s Pakistan tour of England 2021 1st ODI prediction or who has higher chances of winning between England vs Pakistan.
ENG vs PAK head to head in ODI
ENG vs PAK Total Matches: 88
England Won: 53
Pakistan Won: 32
No Result: – 3
Pitch Report for ENG vs PAK 1st ODI
Recently, a couple of matches took place in Cardiff between England and Sri Lanka. In both the T20Is, we didn’t see high scores. Given there could be a few clouds above could help the seamers.
Weather Forecast for Today’s 1st ODI ENG vs PAK
Later this week, there is forecast for rain in Cardiff. But on Thursday, it’s expected to remain clear throughout the day. There could be a few patches of cloud cover though. The maximum temperature would be 21°C while the humidity would be around 73%.
In these conditions, the team batting second has benefited more of late. Hence, the captain that wins the toss could elect to field first.
ENG vs PAK Predicted XIs
England Predicted XI:
Ben Duckett, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Philip Salt (wk), Lewis Gregory, Jake Ball, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson, David Payne
Pakistan Predicted XI:
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Shoaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
ENG vs PAK Today Match Prediction:
The last minute change in the English squad could work in favour of Pakistan as experience might be the differentiating factor.
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