England vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Pakistan’s tour of England will begin from July 8 with the three-match ODI series. The last time Pakistan visited England was in 2020 in the midst of a pandemic when all cricketing events were not taking place.
This will be Pakistan’s first international fixture after the Pakistan Super League. On the other hand, England just won the white-ball series against Sri Lanka, are in commanding form despite the absence of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. Both the players will sit out of the whole series due to their respective injuries.
ENG vs PAK Pitch report:
Sophia Gardens in Cardiff will host the first ODI match on July 8 (Thursday). The pitch has mostly favoured teams batting second. A total of 25 ODI matches have been played so far and teams batting second have managed to win 16 of them. The home team has also registered the highest score of 386/6 while the lowest being 125/10 by Afghanistan.
ENG vs PAK Weather report:
There would be some periods of the sun with a couple of showers throughout the day. The highest temperature will expectedly be around 21 degrees Celcius and dip to 13 degrees lowest.
England vs Pakistan squads:
Pakistan ODI squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Usman Qadir
England ODI squad: Ben Stokes, Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Daniel Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince
ENG vs PAK Live streaming will be available on Sony Network and Sony Liv app. Ball by ball commentary, Live scores and live-action will be available on Cricbuzz as well.