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Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2022
  • Start Time 10:00 IST / 4:30 GMT
  • Stadium Name Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium - Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Pakistan PAK
England ENG
579 & 268 (96.3)
657 & 264/7 d
England won by 74 runs

PAK vs ENG Betting Tips

  • Babar Azam has scored two centuries and four fifties across his last seven Test innings. The Pakistan captain is our tip for their highest run scorer in this Test. With the ball, spinner Nauman Ali is likely to bowl many overs on this pitch and performed strongly in his last appearance in Rawalpindi. He is well worth backing as Pakistan’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • Joe Root is the second highest run scorer in Test cricket this year and he is our pick for England’s highest run scorer in this fixture. Left-arm spinner Jack Leach has developed as a player and is flourishing under the captaincy of Ben Stokes. He is a strong choice for England’s top wicket taker against Pakistan.
  • With a brilliant record in this format in 2022, we recommend backing Babar Azam to score over 90.5 runs in this Test.

PAK vs ENG Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Pakistan are favorites to win

PAK vs ENG 1st Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Pakistan and England begin their three-match Test series in Rawalpindi on Thursday morning. This is the first time that England have toured Pakistan for a Test series since 2005. Pakistan lost their last Test against Sri Lanka in a drawn series whereas England beat South Africa at home this summer. Read on as we preview this First Test. The opening match of the series gets underway at 10:00 local time.

Pakistan have a strong record at home in Test cricket and will back themselves to have the upperhand with both bat and ball in this game. Patient batting will be required and Pakistan have the players to do that.

England come into this series after a successful home summer but playing Pakistan away is a completely different proposition. They will play in an attacking manner but getting a win would be a huge achievement.

Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on PTV, SonyTen and Sky Cricket.

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PAK vs ENG Match Toss Prediction

The last two Tests have seen the toss winning skipper choose to bat first at this venue. We predict that both captains will want to bat first in this fixture.

PAK vs ENG, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

Only 14 wickets fell in the last Test Match in Rawalpindi and we are expecting another batter friendly surface for this game. A par first innings total on this wicket will be over 450.

Rawalpindi Weather Report

There is no rain forecast across all five scheduled days of this Test Match with the temperature expected to get above 20 degrees on each day. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match 2022

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Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

The hosts enjoyed the IT20 series against England during September and October and will be hoping home advantage makes a difference in this opening Test. After a very impressive season in white ball cricket, Haris Rauf is expected to make his Test debut in this match.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam - The 28 year old skipper has an excellent record at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. He averages 91.50 from five innings with a top score of 143 at this venue.
  • Naseem Shah - The 19 year old fast bowler has had an excellent start to his international career and has impressed across all formats. He has 33 Test wickets so far.
  • Nauman Ali - The slow left-arm spinner has taken at least one wicket in six of the last seven innings he has bowled in this format and returned figures of 6-107 in his last appearance at Rawalpindi against Australia.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan have lost two of their last three Tests and won only one of their last five. However, they are unbeaten in Rawalpindi over their last four Tests.

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Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Azhar Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed, Nauman Ali

PAK vs ENG Prediction
Pakistan vs England Match Prediction

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

There will certainly be one Test debut for England in this match with at least one recall to the side as well. Opener Keaton Jennings is expected to make his first Test appearance since February 2019 but pace bowler Mark Wood will not be risked with a minor injury.

ENG Key Players

  • Joe Root - The former skipper has scored 973 runs at an average of 51.21 this year. He is comfortable against pace or spin and will be keen to add a century in Pakistan to his Test career tally of 28.
  • Ben Stokes - The all-rounder has turned the fortunes of England’s Test side around since taking on the captaincy earlier this year. He played a match-winning innings in the T20 World Cup Final and rarely lets England down.
  • Jack Leach - The left arm spinner has taken 31 wickets across 11 Tests in 2022 but will enjoy bowling on the dry surface in Rawalpindi.

ENG Team Form

England come into this Test series after an excellent home summer in this format. They have won six of the last seven Tests.

England Predicted Playing 11

Zak Crawley, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Liam Livingstone, Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Jack Leach

PAK vs ENG Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Pakistan vs England Head to Head

The teams have been well matched over the years with England leading the overall head to head 26-21. Pakistan have not won any of the last four Tests against England with their last victory coming at Lord’s in 2018.

PAK vs ENG Head to Head Stats in Test

  Matches Played PAK Won ENG Won Tie Draw
Overall 86 21 26 0 39
Last 5 5 1 2 0 2

Pakistan vs England Betting Odds

Neither side are overwhelming favourites but the bookies are backing Pakistan to take advantage of home conditions and go 1-0 up in the series. 

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Who will win Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match?

England won home series against New Zealand and South Africa by playing an attacking brand of cricket but they will need to show good defensive batting technique in this Test. Pakistan’s batters have more experience of flat wickets.

PAK vs ENG Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique and Azhar Ali as Pakistan's top batters. Azam is the key player for Pakistan in all formats and the bookies are backing him ahead of other players in this game. Shafique has scored two centuries and four fifties from his 13 Test innings.

Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Harry Brook are our recommendations with the bat for England. Root has been in fantastic form over the last two years and the bookmakers expect another big score. Brook has played only one Test but impressed during the IT20 series in Pakistan a couple of months ago.

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PAK vs ENG Top Team Bowlers

Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Nauman Ali are our bowling tips for Pakistan. Although Rauf will be making his Test debut, he has been so consistent over recent months that the bookies are backing him to deliver. Ali has a good record at this venue and England often struggle against spin in overseas conditions.

Our bowling picks are James Anderson, Ollie Robinson and Jack Leach for England. Anderson played ODI cricket during the 2005 tour and he has the top odds to be England’s leading bowler. Robinson has impressed since making his Test debut in 2021 and has 51 wickets at an average of 19.80.

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🏆 Pakistan vs England Prediction

This game is a re-run of the T20 World Cup Final from Melbourne earlier this month but there will be many different players on show on both sides. Although England have been in excellent form since Ben Stokes took over the captaincy, we think that playing Pakistan in Rawalpindi will be their toughest task of the year. We predict that Pakistan’s batters will find it easier to score runs without taking big risks and are backing Pakistan to win.

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