On social media, there is a joke that now that England has won the series, it should rest certain players and give its bench a chance. Unfortunately for Pakistan, they have lost a series against a bunch of highly good players from a country that now boasts the world’s deepest white-ball talent pool.
Pakistani supporters are outraged and want heads to roll. The series is ended, but there are still 10 ODI Super League points available. As the action switches to Birmingham, we anticipate both clubs to make changes ahead of this last encounter.
This series has already been quite profitable for us in terms of betting, and we believe there will be a lot of value to be found in the third ODI as well.
On July 13, 2021, the match will be contested at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.
England vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI: Match Details
Date – Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time – 5:30 PM IST
Venue – Edgbaston, Birmingham
England vs Pakistan Team Previews
England entered this series under very extraordinary circumstances, with the entire team having to be replaced at the last minute. It is highly commendable to be able to win the first two matches and have a shot at a 3-0 scoreline against a top cricketing nation.
Ben Stokes’ captaincy has been innovative and combative. Even when his bowlers go for a few runs, he maintains going for wickets throughout the innings. We do not believe he was placed under pressure by the Pakistani batters, but it is not his fault.
This match might see a few changes. Will Jacks may bat at the top of the order, Daniel Lawrence could bat in the middle order, and two to three members in the bowling attack might be swapped out.
This type of experimenting will not damage the England team in any way. Even if some of the older players do not play, the English batting still has a lot of power and depth. Phil Salt and Will Jacks may be deadly openers, and there are plenty of all-rounders to help out as required.
Saqib Mehmood has spearheaded England’s bowling attack, and he will be a major threat once again.
England ODI Squad
Dawid Malan, Philip Salt, James Vince, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes(c), Lewis Gregory, John Simpson(w), Brydon Carse, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, David Payne, Danny Briggs, Ben Duckett, Jake Ball, Daniel Lawrence, Tom Helm, Will Jacks
Pakistan’s team is currently under fire, and the players will be anxious to avoid a 3-0 defeat. As the team hunts for answers, there will almost certainly be some adjustments.
Imam ul Haq appears to be one of the guys that will be left out. He may have been succeeded by Abdullah Shafique, but he is also a very traditional batter. Shadab Khan is the other player that is under fire. He isn’t a good enough batter to be considered an all-rounder, and his bowling is only mediocre at best.
From the standpoint of an attacking bowler, Usman Qadir is a far superior choice for Pakistan.
Faheem Ashraf may potentially be dropped in favor of Agha Salman to increase batting depth.
Whether or if Pakistan implements these adjustments, the truth remains that it is a traditional batting team that must develop. Sohaib Maqsood appears to be the only player with the ability to knock sixes regularly, although his pedigree in the 50-over format is unknown.
For Pakistan to be competitive, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan must score runs.
Hasan Ali bowled with ferocity and took five wickets. Shaheen Afridi was impressive, although he wasn’t at his best. Haris Rauf has had a quiet couple of matches, so Mohammad Hhasnain could get an opportunity.
There is no dispute about this squad’s bowling talent, yet it looks like the team is reluctant to make adjustments.
Pakistan ODI Squad
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Shadab Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Agha Salman, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Abdullah Shafique
England vs Pakistan Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to field first. Birmingham is a great cricket pitch that should not alter much during the game.
England vs Pakistan Pitch and Conditions
On the day of the game, Birmingham should have mostly bright skies. There may be a few showers, but we should be able to go through the entire game. This is a cricket wicket that offers a good amount of speed and bounce. The outfield is extremely vast, and the square borders might be difficult to navigate.
This bodes well for spinners and short-pitch bowlers.
Batting first, a score of about 270 should be considered par.
England vs Pakistan Betting Tips
Pakistan is a team in disarray and lacking in confidence. So far, the English bowlers have been able to defeat Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, and the same might happen in this last match. Pakistan’s bowling has also not been at its best. England may make a few adjustments, but it may comfortably win this last encounter and finish with a 3-0 result.
England is the favorite to win.
By typical standards, this series has been a touch low-scoring, but at least one of the batsmen will likely be able to score in the three-figure range in this match. Given the caliber of the bowling, this is hardly a risk-free gamble, but no bet is.