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Pakistan A vs England Lions 5th Unofficial ODI Preview + Dream11



Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

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Preview written by @JonSNOW26008605

Pakistan A and England Lions will take each other on in the series decider, after Pakistan A picked up their second 180+ run win of the series.

Conditions at the ICC Academy in Dubai are generally good for batting, and with the weather forecast looking fine, lots of runs can be expected.

Who will take out the series?

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Key to Pakistan A win

A lot will depend on Shan Masood as they have lost their most consistent run scorer M Rizwan. Masood and Adil Amin will look to continue their good form while it is an opportunity for their new comers to make a statement.

However, Pakistan’s bowling is their strongest department, and will give England another tough test.  If the batsmen provide enough support to their bowlers, they are a strong chance of clinching the series.

Key to England Lions win

England look a better side than their opponents on paper. But their batsmen have found it difficult to cope with the pacers and spinners of Pakistan.

The pitch seems to be a belter and England hopes of clinching the series will depend a lot on their batsmen.

On the bowling front, Wood and Gregory will be key and will hope the spinners do their job in the middle overs. If England exploit this new look Pakistan batting then they have a great chance to win the series.

Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai

Pitch & conditions

It is generally a very good batting wicket. Weather is expected to be fine, so we can expect a high scoring encounter for this one.

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Expected Teams and Dream11 Fantasy Tips:

Pakistan A: Shan Masood (c), Mukhtar Ahmed, Adil Amin, M Hassan (wk), Israrullah, Zohaib Khan, Amir Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Umaid Asif, Amad Butt, M,Irfan

  • Rizwan will not play this match as he will join the Pakistan squad for Emerging Asia cup .

  • Amir Yamin joins the squad for the final match after returning from T10 league . He is an excellent allrounder and can be your differential pick.

England Lions: Alex Davies(wk), Sam Hain, Joe Clarke, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Lewis Gregory(c), Dominic Bess, Nick Gubbins/ Cadmore, Danny Briggs, James Porter / Saqib , Mark Wood

  • Since it is the series decider and the team lost badly the previous match they can ring in some unexpected changes. Only the place of Gubbins is risky.

Captain and Vice Captain picks:

Pakistan A:

  • Shan Masood – Inform player and very consistent in domestic cricket

  • Umaid Asif – Excellent fast bowler who did well for Peshawar in the last season of PSL.

  • Alternative options – Amir Yamin , Adil Amin.

England Lions:

  • Livingstone – Will bowl all his quota of overs and is a dangerous batsmen.

  • Hain – He has been the most consistent batsmen for the Lions this year .

  • Alternative options – Davies, Wood.


England Lions to win the series on the back of Sam Hain.

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