England secured a comprehensive six-wicket victory in the high-scoring third one-day international to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The hosts will now look to seal the series when they face Pakistan in the fourth ODI which is scheduled to be played on May 17 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Live telecast will begin at 1 PM local time.
ENG vs PAK, 4th ODI 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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ENG vs PAK Toss Prediction
The wicket at the Trent Bridge tends to become relatively better for batting during the second-half of a fifty-over game. And since six of the last nine completed one-day internationals (excluding the tied game between England and Sri Lanka in 2016) at this venue have been won by the side batting second, the toss-winning captain will probably prefer chasing here.
England rested Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid in the third one-day international and replaced them with Joe Denly and Tom Curran respectively. Denly did not get an opportunity to bat last time, and with the hosts comfortably ahead in the series, he could get another game. Tom Curran was slightly expensive but the hosts are expected to play both him and Adil Rashid for the Trent Bridge encounter. Buttler will return to lead the team as Eoin Morgan has been suspended for this game due to his offence of maintaining a slow over-rate in the third ODI.
David Willey has been rested. Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett missed the training session on the eve of the match which is a clear indication that they too will be given a break. James Vince is likely to open the England innings with Jason Roy while paceman Jofra Archer who missed the last two games should get an opportunity here. Mark Wood has been warming the bench till now and he could make his first appearance of the series on Friday.
ENG Key Players
Jason Roy is looking in terrific touch and he is one of England's key members when it comes to batting. The opener has cracked half-centuries in both the matches of the series and he will be looking forward to another big knock at the Trent Bridge. Jos Buttler is another danger man with the bat. The wicket-keeper scored an unbeaten 55-ball 110 in the second ODI as he bludgeoned the Pakistani bowlers to all parts of the park. Joe Root has also been amongst the runs while middle-order batsmen Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes too can score big.
Jofra Archer will be the one to watch out for in England’s pace attack. The fast bowler was very impressive in the T20I as well as in the rain-abandoned first ODI and he will once again pose a serious threat to the Pakistani batsmen with the new ball. England are likely to bring back Adil Rashid as the leg-spinner has nine ODI wickets at this ground including a four-fer. Moeen Ali has also bowled pretty well in both the games and he will look to curb the opposition's scoring rate in the middle overs.
ENG Recent Form
England have now won five out of the seven completed one-day internationals they have played since the start of 2019. The two defeats they have faced this year came against the West Indies - by 26 runs at Bridgetown in February and by 7 wickets at Gros Islet in March. They are having a very good series against Pakistan and their wins in the first two matches have ensured that they cannot possibly lose the series from here. England's batting in this series has been exceptional, scoring 350+ in both the completed fixtures.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, James Vince, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
Mohammad Amir, who has been diagnosed with chickenpox, will miss the fourth one-day international as well. Pakistan dropped leg-spinner Yasir Shah for pacer Junaid Khan in the last match and the latter is likely to retain his place in the side for this must-win clash. Mohammad Hafeez seems to be fully fit now and is likely to replace Haris Sohail in the playing eleven for this fourth one-day international. Pakistan might also consider trying out young fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain while giving Faheem Ashraf a breather. The visitors will probably stick with their strategy of going in with four seamers and just the one specialist spinner in Imad Wasim.
PAK Key Players
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman, both of whom have smashed big hundreds in the series, are two of the key batsmen in Pakistan's line-up. While Fakhar scored 138 in the second ODI, Imam is coming on the back of a brilliant 151 in the last game. Asif Ali has hit back-to-back half-centuries and his contribution in the middle order is going to be crucial. Babar Azam had a good outing at Southampton and the team will be expecting a similar performance from him on Friday. However, nobody from this line-up has looked threatening with the ball and the visitors seem to rely heavily on their seamers Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Junaid Khan to take wickets each time. Junaid and Shaheen are likely to share the new ball and the onus will be on them to break England's opening stand early in the innings. Hasan Ali was the least expensive bowler for Pakistan in the last match. He has taken three five-wicket hauls in ODIs and his form will be critical to his team's chances in this match.
PAK Recent Form
Pakistan's misery in the game's fifty-over format just does not seem to come to an end. They have now lost ten out of the twelve completed one-day internationals they have played so far this year, and the six-wicket loss at Bristol the other day was their eighth consecutive ODI defeat. Pakistan have put out impressive batting performances in every game of this ongoing series and yet they find themselves without a win. The main reason behind their defeats on this tour has been their insipid bowling that has allowed the hosts to get off to good starts each time.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf/Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
ENG : W W NR W L
PAK : L L NR L L
ENG vs PAK Head to Head
England hold a 51-31 advantage over Pakistan in terms of head-to-head record in ODIs. 3 out of the 85 matches played between these two teams have not produced any results.
England have now beaten Pakistan nine times in the last eleven completed encounters in the fifty-over format.
The two countries have faced each other seven times at the Trent Bridge in ODIs with the hosts having emerged victorious on four occasions including the previous two. England hammered Pakistan by 169 runs in their most recent encounter here in August 2016.
England vs Pakistan Betting Odds
England, unsurprisingly, enter the fourth one-day international as overwhelming favorites to win at 1.40 with Betway, 1.36 with Bet365 and 1.34 with Betrally. Pakistan, in contrast, continue to remain the bookmakers' underdogs and they are being offered at odds of 2.87 on Betway, 3.20 on Bet365 and 3.15 on Betrally.
England vs Pakistan Prediction
England have been dominant in the only T20I as well as in the two ODIs. They have now put a lot of pressure on Pakistan who cannot afford to lose any of the remaining two matches if they are to prevent a series defeat. The hosts will not be easy to beat at the Trent Bridge where they have lost only three of their last ten completed matches in the fifty-over format. Once again, a batting-friendly wicket is expected for this game and once again England will have the edge due to the tremendous firepower and depth in their batting. Eoin Morgan and Co. are carrying plenty of momentum with them and we are backing them to clinch the series on Friday.
Back England to beat Pakistan in the fourth ODI at 1.40 with Betway, 1.36 with Bet365 and 1.34 with Betrally.