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One of the biggest summers ever in English ODI history began with something familiar at this time of year: rain.

But, England’s hopes of a successful summer took a boost with Jofra Archer’s outstanding spell at The Oval. His tail was up as much as his pace. The outside edge of the Pakistani batsmen was under greater threat than Arsenal FC’s hold of North London. In just 19 overs, England were surely convinced they have the wicket taking threat they need at the World Cup. However, the challenge for Archer would be to back up and deliver consistently in the 50-over format. With the Southampton weather looking pretty good, his chance is here.

Jofra Archer’s spell.

Pakistan recovered quite well from Jofra Archer’s onslaught. They might have been pretty content at 80/2 in 19 overs, as it included one bowler going for just six runs in four overs. Imam-ul-Haq, a key player for Pakistan, spent some time in the middle. Haris Sohail began with some impetus. Four ODIs remain, and Pakistan need to build some form and confidence against top eight opposition – the kind they have struggled badly against since the beginning of 2018. Can they put pressure on the World Cup favourites?

Also read: Five key players to watch out for in the 2019 World Cup!

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Key to an England win

Can England make inroads into Pakistan’s top order? Jofra Archer stood head-and-shoulders above his teammates at times at The Oval, so the onus is on the others – including Liam Plunkett – to keep the pressure on. Fakhar Zaman continues to struggle on off-stump, so England have an avenue there. Can they also get the better of Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam; two linchpins in the Pakistan top order? Instead of Pakistan’s middle order trying to go big, can they force them to rebuild against the spinners?

Also, it was a shame to not have seen Pakistan’s attack battle England’s batting lineup in conditions providing assistance to bowlers at The Oval. However, at a ground where England’s batsmen have enjoyed success before, the stage is set for a big performance. Jonny Bairstow was red hot the last time England played at the Rose Bowl. England chased a somewhat challenging 289 by the West Indies with incredible ease. So, can they do the same to Pakistan, who themselves will be out for a big bowling display? Who from England’s top six will hit top form with the World Cup fast approaching? Jason Roy and Moeen Ali are back, so that is a huge boost for England.

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Key to a Pakistan win

Will it be a Mohammad Amir special? Amir is back in the country where he put on a clinic in the 2017 Champions Trophy Final, and his selection in the first ODI suggests Pakistan will do everything to ensure he can find some form. When England have strong powerplays, it so often translates to big scores, so the onus is on Pakistan’s new ball bowlers to create pressure and pick up wickets. Shaheen Shah Afridi is another to watch out for against England’s hard-hitting lineup, and so too their spinners, who will be tasked with building crucial pressure in the middle overs.

Also, can Fakhar Zaman overcome his struggles and play a significant knock? His battle against Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer will make for interesting viewing, and he needs to be proactive in scoring when the ball is close to him. With Imam-ul-Haq steady at the other end, a strong opening partnership for Pakistan can set up a big total, especially given England can struggle with the ball at times, as apparent in the West Indies. Then, crucially, will Babar Azam fire? Who will then provide the big hitting Pakistan need against England? Sarfaraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim, eyes are on you.

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England vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Preview Dream11 – Babar Azam will be key.

Possible Playing 11

Jason Roy and Moeen Ali have overcome their injuries, and are set to return. James Vince and Joe Denly will likely make way.

England: 1. Jason Roy, 2. Jonny Bairstow, 3. Joe Root, 4. Eoin Morgan (c), 5. Jos Buttler (wk), 6. Ben Stokes, 7. Moeen Ali, 8. Adil Rashid, 9. Jofra Archer, 10. Chris Woakes, 11. Liam Plunkett

Shoaib Malik is back in England after heading back home for personal reasons. He could come in for Asif Ali.

Pakistan: 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2. Fakhar Zaman, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Haris Sohail, 5. Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), 6. Shoaib Malik, 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Faheem Ashraf, 9. Hasan Ali, 10. Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11. Mohammad Amir

Pitch and Conditions

The Rose Bowl track is said to be dryer than The Oval. Keep an eye out for team lists as the teams could focus on spin.

Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Eoin Morgan is set to play his 197th ODI. He will go level with Paul Collingwood as the most-capped England player in ODIs.
  • Pakistan have won just three of their last 20 ODIs vs top eight opposition since the beginning of 2018.
  • England have not lost a bilateral ODI series (more than two matches) since January 2017.

Match Prediction

Looking forward to an exciting clash.

The return of Jason Roy and Moeen Ali is a boost for England. I believe they have enough to get a win over Pakistan.

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Thanks for reading!

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