World Cup 2019: Pakistan aim for a comeback against fiery England
After being destroyed by the West Indies in their opener, Pakistan will look to make amends, particularly at bat, and aim for a comeback when they face favorite England in their second World Cup game at Trent Bridge, Nottingham Monday. .
Playing against Windies, Pakistan not only were able to handle the short balls with Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas both blowing them up, but they only managed to score 103 points and seemed to have all kinds of problems. None of their drummers showed a temper and ability to handle short-range deliveries, and even the reckless shots from some of their drummers did not help Pakistan’s cause.
Chances are a number of short balls at a very decent pace are heading to England, like Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Liam Plunkett in their rhythm drums.
The only silver lining for Pakistan was in the form of Mohammad Amir, who played superbly against Chris Gayle and Shai Hope and picked up all three wickets.
England, on the other hand, appears to have all of its bases covered. Their hitter clicked against South Africa with Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes all scoring half centuries and making sure to surpass the 300 point mark against South Africa.
Their bowling was also beefed up with the inclusion of Archer who played at a breakneck pace and gave Proteas batsmen a hard time at the Kennington Oval.
England would certainly be the most confident team heading into the game and would like to replicate the performance they achieved against Pakistan in the ODI five-game series where Sarfaraz Ahmad’s men were whitewashed ahead of the Cup. of the world.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Marc Bois
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, sem), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman