World Cup 2023 - England vs Pakistan Dream11 Team Prediction Today Match, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Time||2:00 PM IST, 8:30 AM GMT, 2:00 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
England have endured a horrible outing in the World Cup but they still have a lot to play for. England need a win against Pakistan to secure a Champions Trophy berth. The team has played ordinary cricket throughout the tournament and would like to end the World Cup on a high.
Pakistan had keen interest in the match but New Zealand’s win over Sri Lanka have almost made this match irrelevant. Had New Zealand lost, a win over England had taken Pakistan into the semis. However, now Pakistan need to beat England by 287+ runs or chase the target in 2.3 overs to qualify, which looks a very stiff task.
Let’s take a look at the dream11 team prediction for this match.
The wicket will be good for batting and expect plenty of runs from both teams. The wicket may assist the spinners in the first innings.
The weather will be clear, with temperature ranging between 32 and 22 degrees. There are no threats of rain. Dew can make bowling second challenging.
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
Both teams are likely to field the same team as they would like to retain the winning combination.
England have enjoyed decent success against Pakistan in ODIs.
|Matches||ENG Won||PAK Won||Tie||No Result|
|Wicket-Keepers||Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Buttler (C)|
|Batters||Babar Azam, Ben Stokes, Fakhar Zaman (VC), Joe Root|
|Bowlers||Shaheen Afridi, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Haris Rauf|
Fakhar Zaman has returned to form in style. He scored a brilliant century against New Zealand. If Pakistan have to give themselves any chance of semifinal qualification, Fakhar will be key.
Babar Azam has had a poor tournament. The captain, however, is their best player and would be keen to end the tournament on a high.
With 16 wickets in eight games, Shaheen Afridi has been in good form in World Cup 2023. Shaheen would be keen to make an impact and lead Pakistan to a win in what could be their final World Cup game.
Jos Buttler has been poor in the tournament. With semifinal berth out of equation, Buttler can play without any pressure and it could help him return to form. This will give England a great chance to end the tournament on a high.
The match will most likely be Ben Stokes’ last ODI and he would be keen to sign off in grand style. A fearless Stokes can be brutal with the bat.