Pakistan did exceptionally in their quest to chase down the humungous 374 against England at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Fakhar Zaman scored a century but all those efforts went in vain as the visitors fell short by 12 runs. The team is next scheduled to play at the County Ground at Bristol and another defeat for the team Pakistan would result that England won’t lose the series.
As far as Eon Morgan led Brits are concerned their batting was flawless with Jos Buttler inflicting the most of the damage courtesy of a 55 ball 110. Four of their top five batsmen scored second-half centuries with only the Joe Root missing outscored 40off 54 before perishing to Yasir Shah. However, their bowling was shoddy, to say the least with the David Willey being their economical bowler.
The 3rd ODI will be scheduled in County Ground at Bristol between England and Pakistan.
England may bring in Joe Denly in place of Adil Rashid who was not seen in the practice session and Rashid also had a day off with the balls as he leaked 81 runs in his 10 overs. The rest of the line up remains to be the same. Roy and Bairstow will be looking for another fast start. Chris Woakes sent an economy of the eight at the Rose Bowl and he will be keen to make the amends.
Pakistan were expected to make couple of changes, Faheem Ashraf has been awful in 2019 and even last time he gave 69 runs without anu succes. He may make way for Junaid khan. The responsibility will be for Afridi and Hasan Ali who also went an economy of over eight. The very expereienced Shohaib Malik comes in for Haris Sohail. Imad Wasim was economical to start with but even he was taken for runs.
The probable eleven players for England was Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett.
The probable eleven players for Pakistan was Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wk), Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi.