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England’s World Cup campaign couldn’t have got off to a better start as they beat South Africa comprehensively by 104 runs. Jofra’s thunderous spell, Morgan’s well composed fifty & Ben Stokes’ superhuman catch being the stand out performances. Pakistan, on the other hand found themselves in an exactly opposite situation. They were folded up for a meagre 105 runs as the Windies pacers completely dominated them.
Pakistan are now on a 11 match losing streak in ODIs, their longest ever in this format. But they would be eager to turn their fortunes when they face England at Trent Bridge. Their bowling attack has the ability to stop the English batters, but the pitch at Nottingham could end up being the decisive factor. Weather & Pitch report:
Plenty of cloud cover is expected because of which the temperatures will be cool. This game is set to be played on a world-record wicket. This is the same pitch where England have twice broken the record for the highest ODI score. So in all likelihood, the pitch will favour the batsmen.
Probable Playing XI
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed ( C & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz