England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match Prediction

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 15:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • The Rose Bowl - Southampton, England
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  • Aug 17, 2020
England ENG England
Pakistan PAK Pakistan

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  • After a superb comeback win in the first test of this series, England will look to back it up to seal another series victory when they take on Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.
  • After coming from behind to beat West Indies 2-1 in their last series, England pulled off a big fourth innings chase thanks to Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler to beat Pakistan last time out.
  • With Shan Masood hitting 156 to continue his excellent test form, Pakistan had led by 107 runs at the halfway point but Stuart Broad's bowling and the Woakes-Buttler batting partnership turned the game around.

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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test

England will seal another test series win if they beat Pakistan in the second match of their three-game series when the two nations meet in Southampton at the Ageas Bowl. The second test, which is part of the ICC World Test Championship, takes place from August 13 to August 17 and the live action is scheduled to start at 11:00 each day.

England came from behind to beat West Indies 2-1 in their first test series of the summer, and they had to come from behind in the test itself to open this series with a win. Shan Masood hit 156 as Pakistan led by 107 at the halfway point, but Stuart Broad’s fine bowling form continued before key batting contributions from Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler saw England chase 277 to win by three wickets.

Pakistan still have positives to look back on, however, despite not managing to close out victory. Masood’s batting is first among that, while Yasir Shah took eight wickets in the match to justify their decision to pick two spinners. Their exciting pace attack caught the eye too, and they are still very much in this test series as the bio bubble moves from Manchester to Southampton.

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Toss Prediction

Pakistan elected to bat first at Old Trafford in the first test and this could be a bat-first wicket too – though overcast conditions may dictate otherwise.

Weather Report

Frustratingly, the forecast is bad for the whole series as England’s heatwave makes way for a forecast of showers for each day of this test.

Pitch Condition

The Ageas Bowl wicket is usually good for batting but it could break up come the fourth innings.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

Ben Stokes has had to withdraw from the squad due to personal reasons, meaning England have some big selection calls to make. Without their star all-rounder, Zak Crawley could be restored to the batting line-up, but England will likely have to stick with four seam bowlers too – though Chris Woakes’ batting last time negates fears of too long a tail. James Anderson is under pressure after a below-par performance in the first test, but Jos Buttler’s batting should have earned him some grace after some big missed chances behind the stumps earlier on. Dan Lawrence will not be the man to replace Stokes, after he had to leave the bio-secure bubble due to a family bereavement.

ENG Key Players

  • Stuart Broad: His excellent bowling form continued with six more wickets to start this series, three in each innings, as helped turn the test around.
  • James Anderson: Moved to 590 test wickets but failed to make his usual impact after a good start to the last test. If he retains his place, he has a point to prove.
  • Chris Woakes: Player of the match in the last series he took two wickets in each innings and then led England to victory with 84* from 120 balls in a counter-attacking batting display in the final innings. 

ENG Team Form

Ben Stokes’ batting and Stuart Broad’s bowling saw England come from behind to beat West Indies in their first test series of the summer and they carried that into this series with Pakistan too.

Trailing by 107 runs after the first innings, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes took 7-59 between them as England were set 277 to win. They slipped to 117/5 despite a good start in reply, before Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes led the counter-attack and England claimed a three-wicket win.

England Predicted Playing 11

Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jofra Archer

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Sohail Khan was perhaps unlucky to miss out after his good bowling form in the warm-up match, but Shadab Khan’s extra batting and Yasir Shah’s wicket-taking form means the decision was justified. Despite defeat, Pakistan may be unchanged.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam: Hit 69 in the first innings of the first test to continue his good batting form – the vice-captain averages 44.74 from 50 test innings.
  • Naseem Shah: The 17-year-old’s raw pace has caused plenty of excitement already and he took a wicket in each innings in the first test to continue his good form in test cricket.
  • Yasir Shah: The leg-spinner led the Pakistani bowling with four wickets in each innings in the first test to move to 221 in 40 tests in total.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan could not back up a handsome win against Bangladesh by beating England in this test. Shan Masood’s batting form continued, with his 156* and Yasir Shah’s 4-66 helping them to a 107-run lead at the halfway point, but Pakistan only added 169 in the second innings and lost by three wickets.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah

England vs Pakistan Team Form in Last Five Matches



ENG vs PAK Head to Head

England’s win in the first test was their second in a row against Pakistan – they drew a two-test series in 2018 when they last met – and their 26th overall in this fixture. Pakistan’s win in that two-test series was their 21st in total.

Pakistan were well set to open another series in England with another first-test win at Old Trafford last week, but Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler led England to an improbable win with some fine fourth innings batting.

END vs WI Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played ENG Won WI Won Tie No Result
84 26 21 0 37

England vs Pakistan Betting Odds

England are favourites to win but the poor weather forecast means the odds on the draw have dropped significantly.

ENG Bet365 Odds

  • ENG to win the match: England are 2.05 favourites to beat Pakistan in the first test, with Bet365, but you can back the draw at 2.87.
  • England top batsman(1st Innings): Joe Root is 3.50 favourite to be England’s top first-innings batsman with Bet365, while opening pair Rory Burns and Dom Sibley are 4.50 and 5.00 respectively. Zak Crawley is 6.00 ahead of a likely return to the team, while Ollie Pope – the top batsman in the first innings of the last test – is 4.50.
  • England top team bowler (first innings): Stuart Broad was in fine bowling form in the last test and he is 3.75 to be England’s top team bowler in the first test of this match, as is James Anderson. Jofra Archer can be backed at 4.00, while Chris Woakes is 5.00 after his five-wicket haul last time out.

PAK Bet365 Odds

  • PAK to win the match: Pakistan are 4.50 outsiders to beat England in the second test in Southampton.
  • PAK top team batsman(first innings): Babar Azam is 3.50 favourite to be Pakistan’s top batsman in the first innings, while Shan Masood is now 4.33 after his 156 in the first test. Azhar Ali is 4.50 and Abid Ali is 5.00.
  • Pakistan top team bowler (first innings): Mohammad Abbas is 3.50 to be Pakistan’s top first-innings bowler with Bet365, while Shaheen Afridi is 3.75 and Naseem Shah can be backed at 4.50. Yasir Shah was in good wicket-taking form in the first test and he is 4.00 with Bet365.

ENG Betway Odds

  • ENG to win the match: England are 2.05 favourites to beat Pakistan with Betway too, while the draw is again 2.87 given the bad weather forecast.

PAK Betway Odds

  • PAK to win the match: Betway are offering 4.33 on Pakistan to win the second test at the Ageas Bowl.

England vs Pakistan Prediction

England are favourites to win this test, but the weather could foil both teams’ hopes. The draw, given the five days of rain forecast, looks a good bet unfortunately.

Final Verdict

Back England and Pakistan to draw at 2.86 with 1xbet and 2.87 with Betway.

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper:

    Jos Buttler found some much needed batting form when he needed it and could therefore be the key batsman for England in this game too – he certainly needs a performance behind the stumps too.

  • Batsmen

    Shan Masood was in excellent batting form in the last test, following on from the century he hit against Bangladesh, while Babar Azam hit a century against the Tigers and a half-century against England. Those two are key picks then. For England, with Ben Stokes absent, the top five all need to step up. Joe Root is ten credits but remains their key batsman, while Ollie Pope was in good form last time out too.

  • All-rounders

    Ben Stokes will not play, so Chris Woakes becomes England’s key all-rounder. His bowling form is good and his batting was key to England’s first-test win. Shadab Khan has 117 points for his eight-credit cost too, but there are other bowlers worth considering ahead of him.

  • Bowlers

    From a Pakistan point of view, those bowlers are at least two of their three pacemen – Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah – and in-form spinner Yasir Shah. All four were in good form in the first test, with more to come – especially if the seamers get to bowl in the overcast conditions forecast. For England, Stuart Broad is a must pick given his excellent form. If he plays, James Anderson has a point to prove in what should be ideal conditions.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Stuart Broad’s fine form makes him hard to ignore – he has taken plenty of wickets already this summer and there could be more to come too. He is a top choice for captain. Chris Woakes added batting form to his bowling last time out, meanwhile. He could be a decent shout for vice-captain.

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Babar Azam, Shan Masood

  • All Rounder:Chris Woakes (vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Jos Buttler

  • Bowler:Stuart Broad (c), James Anderson, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas

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