Pakistan look to find resurgence following 11 straight losses in ODIs, and may be tempted to reshuffle their squad for the game against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday.
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) June 3, 2019
They remain right at the bottom among nine teams which have so far played in ICC World Cup 2019 after a demoralizing defeat against West Indies on May 31 at the same venue.
Though there was a bouncy track in May 31 encounter but today, it would be different scenario. The pitch, to be used for today’s game, will offer plenty of runs and whosoever bats first may post a gigantic total for the opponent.
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But it also requires Pakistan to reinforce their battling lineup with the inclusion of hard hatting batsman Asif Ali. Even Pakistan may also alter the bowling lineup as except Mohammad Amir, both Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz proved very expensive and also didn’t pick any wicket in their first game.
In contrast to Pakistan, England – being the top ranked side and enjoying the home advantage – are at their peak. Earlier England defeated Pakistan in a five-match ODI bilateral series by 4-0, and then outclassed South Africa in the World Cup 2019 opener by 104 runs.
“Trent Bridge has been very kind to us” – Eoin Morgan, England captain
“What happened in the past, we can’t control it. But we can control tomorrow” – Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan bowling coach
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 3, 2019
With regard to Pakistan and England’s bilateral engagements in all previous ICC World Cups, both have equal share of victories. Out of nine ODIs between them, both won four each whereas one game at Adelaide on March 1, 1992 was washed out.
Earlier last night, Bangladesh clinched a massive victory over South Africa at The Oval in London.
Batting first Bangladesh posted 330 runs for six on the board. In reply, South Africa managed to score 309 runs for eight in the stipulated overs, falling short of 21 runs.
It was South Africa’s second defeat in a row in the ICC World Cup 2019.