England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Match Prediction

Get to Know Who will win ENG vs PAK 1st ODI match and toss Prediction with Head to Head stats, Playing 11, Dream11, Live score & winning percentage.

  • Jul 08, 2021
  • 17:30 IST / 12:00 GMT
  • Sophia Gardens - Cardiff, England
2021-07-08 17:30 Match starts in -9693016 secs
England ENG England
Pakistan PAK Pakistan
142/1 (21.5)
141 (35.2)
England win by 9 wickets
Betting Tips
  • The standout experienced ODI player in the new look England squad is captain Ben Stokes. With 3 ODI centuries and 21 half-centuries, he is a good bet for England’s top run scorer. Saqib Mahmood has 4 ODI wickets from 5 games but will lead the bowling attack and is an excellent option for England’s leading wicket taker.
  • Skipper Babar Azam has hit 13 ODI centuries and averages 79 from his last 18 ODI innings. Batting at the top of the order, he is a reliable choice for Pakistan’s leading batsman. With the ball, Shaheen Shah Afridi is Pakistan’s number one bowler and is a good tip for their top wicket taker in this match.
  • Ben Duckett is expected to be England’s wicket-keeper; he has 2 half centuries from 3 ODI appearances. Sarfaraz Ahmed is the man in possession with the gloves for Pakistan, he has 2 ODI centuries. We are backing Sarfaraz Ahmed as the leading wicket-keeper in this clash.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

England are favorites to win

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Who Will Win The Toss? -

Who Will Win The Toss? - England


Total Sixes in The Match -

Total Sixes in The Match - Over 7.5


Highest Individual Score -

Highest Individual Score - Over 106.5


1st Wicket Method -

1st Wicket Method - LBW


First Ball of a Match -

First Ball of a Match - 1 Run


Total Match Stumpings -

Total Match Stumpings - Over 0.5



England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Prediction & Betting Tips

England and Pakistan begin their three game ODI series in Cardiff on Thursday afternoon. England’s preparations were massively thrown into chaos after the whole squad and backroom staff were forced to self-isolate. As a result, an entirely new 18-man squad was selected on Tuesday. Pakistan will play three ODIs and three IT20s on this tour. This day-night match, part of the ICC World Cup Super League,  will get underway at Sophia Gardens at 13:00 local time.

England would have been hoping to build on their recent 2-0 ODI series win over Sri Lanka in this game. However, in spite of selecting a completely new squad, this gives them the opportunity to show off their strength in depth. Ben Stokes will relish the challenge and will lead from the front.

Pakistan are in excellent form in this format with only 2 defeats from their last 12 games. Indeed one of those defeats was in a Super Over. They will fancy their chances of registering an ODI away series win in England.

England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live Streaming

The match can be watched live on Sky Cricket in the UK. The Sony Network will show live coverage in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Fox Cricket will show the match in Australia, SuperSport in South Africa.

Live Streaming: Fans in India can stream the match on Sony Liv.

ENG vs PAK Match Toss Prediction

Expect both captains to insert the opposition. This England team will be a mirror image of the side under Eoin Morgan who would always prefer to chase. Pakistan also chose to bat second when they won the toss in ODIs in South Africa. 

ENG vs PAK Pitch Report

The highest ODI total on this pitch is 386-6 by England during the 2019 World Cup against Bangladesh. A total of over 400 is not out of the question, particularly in light of England’s inexperienced bowling line-up.

Weather Report

A high of 21 degrees with cloudy conditions throughout the day in Cardiff.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs Pakistan 1st ODI 

ENG vs PAK Prediction

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

Not only will England’s team be completely changed from the series with Sri Lanka, coach Chris Silverwood will also lead the team after initially scheduling this series for a rest. England can call upon players with international experience but expect at least one international debut.

ENG Key Players

  • Dawid Malan - This presents a fantastic opportunity for the left-handed batsman who has only played 3 ODI games for England. He hit 50 in his last ODI and can use this to push for a Test recall also.
  • Ben Stokes - England were very keen to not rush their premier all-rounder back too soon but events have overtaken them. Even as a batsman alone, he is capable of winning the game on his own with his destructive hitting.
  • Saqib Mahmood - England ODI sides are very hard to get into, particularly when you are a right arm fast bowler. Mahmood has been in excellent T20 Blast form for Lancashire Lightning and must take this ODI opportunity.

ENG Team Form

England were in good form against a very weak Sri Lanka side but this is a different England and a much stronger Pakistan. The home side should have enough quality in depth to compete in this series.

England Predicted Playing 11

Phil Salt, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes (c), Dan Lawrence, Ben Duckett (wk), Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Jake Ball

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

This is Pakistan’s fourth tour to England in the last five years and they probably won’t have a better opportunity to seal an ODI series win. They have a settled side with their top 3 batsmen all in excellent form and their bowling attack are well used to exploiting the local conditions.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam - Pakistan’s captain bats at number 3 in ODIs and, as in all other formats, is a very reliable presence in the batting line-up. He gets his runs at an impressive rate without taking undue risk.
  • Fakhar Zaman - The opening batsman has reached the landmark of 50 ODIs with an average of 49.17. He hit centuries in both of his last two ODI innings.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi - The left-arm fast bowler is a crucial figure in Pakistan’s bowling attack at the beginning and end of the opposition’s innings. 

PAK Team Form

Very much the form team in ODI cricket. Following England’s successful 2015-2019 model of runs aplenty to make life much easier for the bowlers. 

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf

ENG vs PAK Team Form in Last Five Matches



England vs Pakistan Head to Head

After 88 ODIs, England have a 21 match lead over Pakistan

ENG vs PAK Head to Head Stats in ODI

Matches Played ENG Won PAK Won Tie NR
88 53 32 0 3

England vs Pakistan Betting Odds

In spite of the squad change, England remain slight favourites for the 

Who will win England vs Pakistan 1st ODI?

Both sides have strong batting line-ups but Pakistan’s have the experience and high scores at this level.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Pakistan 1.761.831.791.80

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England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Dawid Malan, James Vince and Phil Salt to make runs at the top of the order for England. All three believe they should be playing in the ODI team with everyone available.

For Pakistan, we are backing the top three of Babar Azam, Imam ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman. All three batsmen have excellent ODI averages with plenty of big scores.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cric1xbetbet365
Dawid Malan (ENG)
James Vince (ENG)4.004.324.33
Phil Salt (ENG)4.504.324.33
Babar Azam (PAK)3.002.862.87
Imam ul Haq (PAK)4.504.324.33
Fakhar Zaman (PAK)4.504.504.50

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England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Top Team Bowlers

Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson and Craig Overton are the bowlers to watch for England. All three have international experience but have not previously had a long run in the team.

For Pakistan we are backing Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Usman Qadir with the ball. Rauf is Pakistan’s leading ODI bowler this year with 7 wickets.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cric1xbetbet365
Saqib Mahmood (ENG)3.753.743.75
Matt Parkinson (ENG)3.753.743.75
Craig Overton (ENG)4.354.324.33
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)3.754.004.00
Haris Rauf (PAK)4.504.504.50
Usman Qadir (PAK)4.504.504.50

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England vs Pakistan Prediction

This should be a very close game with not a lot to choose between the two sides. Pakistan have been in excellent ODI form from the final group games of the 2019 World Cup and England still have plenty of international players to pick from. We are backing England to win a tight game to begin the series.

Final Verdict

England are favorites to beat Pakistan at the odds of 2.00

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Ben Duckett (8.5), Mohammad Rizwan (9) and Phil Salt (8.5) will be our wicket-keepers. Salt has been in excellent white ball form for Sussex Sharks this year.

  • Batsmen

    Babar Azam (10.5), Imam ul-Haq (9), Dawid Malan (9.5) and Fakhar Zaman (9) are our batsmen. All three of the top order Pakistan batsmen are experts in ODIs.

  • All-rounders

    Ben Stokes (10) will be our all-rounder. He will be keen to challenge himself on the international stage again after getting injured during the IPL.

  • Bowlers

    Saqib Mahmood (8.5), Matt Parkinson (8.5) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (9) are our bowlers. Both Mahmood and Parkinson have been taking wickets during the T20 Blast for Lancashire Lightning.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Ben Stokes will be captain, Babar Azam his deputy

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Babar Azam (vc), Imam ul Haq, Dawid Malan, Fakhar Zaman

  • All Rounder:Ben Stokes (c)

  • Wicket Keeper:Ben Duckett, Mohammad Rizwan, Phil Salt

  • Bowler:Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Posted On 8th July 2021 05:16:31
Posted by Kavin

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