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Players are now focusing solely on the World Cup. IPL 2019 is now over, so all fans can too focus on the upcoming tournament. Did we just see a preview into what many World Cup games will be like this year?

This is especially the case for England. Irresistible and damaging at the same time, their batting, headlined by Jos Buttler, took Pakistan apart at the Rose Bowl. However, their bowling attack, especially without Jofra Archer, still lacks some threat despite their good effort to keep Pakistan at bay at the death. A 2-0 series lead awaits, but more importantly, England will want a polished performance.

Indeed, there is plenty of reason for Pakistan to be optimistic. However, their game-to-game consistency is crucial, especially considering each team will play nine league games at the World Cup. Consistency is vital as one or two good results won’t be enough to qualify as per other formats. So, can Pakistan defy Sarfaraz Ahmed’s claim that “Pakistan is unpredictable”? Can the likes of Fakhar Zaman follow up a big effort with another?

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Key to an England win

Changes are expected in the England side. Will that see a change of fortunes with the ball? They were at big risk of losing after scoring 370+, which puts attention on the bowlers. Pakistan’s top order, led by Fakhar Zaman, put England to the sword at the Rose Bowl, so how will Eoin Morgan’s men respond? Can Chris Woakes find wicket taking form? What about Tom Curran, who is set to play? With the likes Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer to be rested, England need a team effort with the ball.

Also, Jos Buttler is set to be rested. This could be something to look forward to, as England can show off their batting depth. Like Pakistan, England’s top order was superb last game, and the same template applies here to set up the innings. James Vince, in the absence of Alex Hales, has a chance to impress after scoring 79 off 86 balls to lead Hampshire into the Royal London Cup Final. His partnership with the dangerous Jason Roy can set the tone, backed up by Joe Root and then finished by Eoin Morgan (a key man at the World Cup), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Denly. Can England again get the better of Pakistan’s attack at all three stages of the innings?

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Key to a Pakistan win

It was an expensive outing for Pakistan’s bowlers last time out. They need control at all stages of the innings, starting with tight bowling in the powerplay. Whenever England have lost wickets in the powerplay in ODIs in 2019, they have gone on to struggle. So, the onus is on the new ball bowlers to limit boundaries, find some movement and build pressure. With Mohammad Amir out with illness, who will those bowlers be? Also, can Pakistan keep England relatively quiet in the middle and death overs? Hasan Ali, eyes are on you.

Also, Pakistan’s top order will be out for a repeat. Fakhar Zaman found his groove against higher ranked opposition, and boy was it good to watch. He will be key again, supported by Imam-ul-Haq. Then, can Babar Azam go on with his starts as his record and talent suggests he should? What platform will the middle order get, which includes the mighty dangerous Asif Ali? Again, Pakistan’s game-to-game consistency will be put under the microscope.

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Pitch and conditions

The pitch at Bristol City County Ground is said to be flat. Players will look to take advantage of the short straight boundaries. Also, there is no rain forecast (partly cloudy).

Possible Playing 11

England are set to make a few changes. Jos Buttler will be rested, with James Vince to open and Jonny Bairstow to take the gloves. Joe Denly will be given a chance with Adil Rashid rested. Same with Tom Curran, who is set to replace David Willey.

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England: 1. James Vince, 2. Jason Roy, 3. Joe Root, 4. Eoin Morgan (c), 5. Jonny Bairstow (wk), 6. Ben Stokes, 7. Moeen Ali, 8. Joe Denly, 9. Tom Curran, 10. Chris Woakes, 11. Liam Plunkett

For Pakistan, Yasir Shah is likely to sit out after a poor outing in the second ODI. Also, Mohammad Hasnain could be given a run.

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

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Stats and Facts

  • Pakistan’s last and only game at the Bristol Country Ground? A 27-run win vs West Indies in the 1999 World Cup.
  • Eoin Morgan will go past Paul Collingwood as the most capped ODI cricketer for England (198).
  • England have not lost a bilateral ODI series of two or more games since January 2017. They can keep that record alive here.

Match Prediction

This promises to be another action-packed game.

How England go without Jos Buttler will be of interesting viewing. The talent in their side, though, suggests they are capable of covering for him. However, there is plenty to be optimistic about from a Pakistan perspective after a fighting effort in the last ODI. I have a feeling we might see an upset today.

Pakistan to win.

Have your say and vote! Should Alex Hales have been in England’s squad?

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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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