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International Matches England vs Pakistan

England vs Pakistan – 1st ODI Match Prediction and Preview

Pakistan is set to embark on a white-ball tour to England, and there is already a lot of buzz off the field. Seven members of England’s ODI team (three of them are players) have tested positive for COVID-19, and the entire squad has been placed in isolation.

As a result, England has chosen a substitute team by withdrawing players from current County Championship matches over the weekend. You may have heard a lot about England’s talent depth, and now it will be put to the test!

Pakistan has had a difficult build-up to the series, with rain causing havoc. We’re sure its experts will be trying to find helpful information about the players who have now been named to England’s team.

All of this instability, as a bettor, implies opportunity. The markets will take some time to adjust to this big upheaval, therefore there will be plenty of value bets available until then. We will do our best to highlight some of the top options for the England versus Pakistan ODI series. On July 8, 2021, the match will be held at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

Eng vs Pak Team Previews


England’s new team includes nine debutants as well as a handful of players returning to the field after lengthy absences. Ben Stokes will lead the ODI squad for the first time in his career, and he will bear a lot of responsibility.

All of the players chosen to the team have been playing white-ball cricket in the T20 Blast and are fully prepared to participate. Make no mistake, this England squad is inexperienced, but it is far from inexperienced.

It’s difficult to predict the starting lineup, but we can offer a few informed predictions.

There is a lot of rivalry for the first two places. England might go for broke and give Will Jacks and Phil Salt a boost. That is a high-risk move that is perhaps better suited to T20 internationals. Also, Dawid Malan got runs opening the batting against Sri Lanka, therefore he should earn one place.

Will Jacks will almost certainly have to wait his turn.

The other three batters on the lineup might be James Vince, Zak Crawley, and Dan Lawrence. Ben Stokes and Ben Duckett (wicketkeeping) will complete up the top seven.

If one of the other batters is unavailable, Lewis Gregory may be the backup all-rounder.

Brydon Carse is a talented left-arm fast bowler who we expect to start the opening game. Other bowlers that should cut the opening match include Tom Helm, Matthew Parkinson, and Saqib Mehmood.

This team is powerful because of its batting depth and sharp bowling assault. Finding the correct mix quickly will be a difficulty.


What more could Pakistan have asked for before of this crucial ODI series, which will determine Super League points? The entire England first-choice squad has been ruled out of the series!

Pakistan has a good chance of winning both this match and the series. But don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Its team is also in flux, and nothing can be taken for granted. In many respects, the squad will be under more pressure since a defeat will not be tolerated well.

Pakistan’s batting will concentrate around Babar Azam, who is without a doubt one of the finest batters in the world in this format. Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan are expected to start the batting, with Sohaib Masood, Haris Sohail, Saud Shakeel, and Shadab Khan all vying for a spot in the top seven.

It would be fascinating to watch if Imam ul Haque (who has a good record in ODI cricket) or Mohammad Rizwan is given the starting spot following his recent success in T20 cricket.

At number 8, Faheem Ashraf is an excellent player who can bat and bowl effectively, while Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, and Haris Rauf are likely to be selected. Pakistan’s bowling is quite powerful, and the batting has a good level of depth as well.

With Rizwan and Babar at the helm, this is a team that has the potential to surprise a lot of people. Sohaib Maqsood enjoyed a lot of success in the second half of the PSL and has pledged to take the same daring attitude at the international level.

Pakistan has been lacking in power-hitting alternatives in the past, and he may be the answer.

Eng vs Pak Toss Prediction

The data indicate that winning the toss has no meaningful benefit. Six of the previous ten matches were won by the side that fielded first, while three of the last five matches were won by the team that batted first.

We believe that both sides would want to bat first to get some runs in the opening match.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather in Cardiff has been particularly dismal in recent weeks. The weather prediction for the match day, on the other hand, is fairly favorable. With a few clouds but the minimal danger of rain, we should have a complete 50 over a side match.

The surface is typically level, although the weather can influence how much assistance the bowlers receive. We believe the current forecast indicates that this will be one of the series’ higher-scoring matches, with some shockingly high scores.

Eng vs Pak Betting Tips

Tip 1

England has won eight of the 11 completed One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in Cardiff but has been defeated twice by Pakistan. England had one draw and two losses versus Pakistan in Cardiff, so history isn’t in its favor.

Tip 2

Pakistan’s batting is questionable, and if Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan go early, the rest of the team may be put under strain. It is dangerous to bet on England at the moment, but we believe they have a side capable of surprising Pakistan.

Tip 3

England’s batting order will be different, but it will remain aggressive. Most players are accustomed to playing in this manner, but Pakistan as a team is more cautious. Keep in mind that Fakhar Zaman is the one player who might get going and ruin your chances.

Tip 4

This is a fantastic value bet, which we believe is primarily due to the inexperience of the English batting. Six-hitting players include Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, and Phil Salt. Any of them could hit five sixes on their own. This is our preferred wager for the game.

Tip 5

When you evaluate the possibility of it coming through, this is also a good value bet. After getting their eye in, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and the majority of Pakistani batters routinely smack boundaries. In general, boundaries account for 30-40% of runs scored in an ODI inning, thus 21 fours to help you win is not out of the question.

England is the favorite to win.