ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction | 1st Test | Pakistan tour of England 2020

England and Pakistan will clash against each other in the 1st Test match of Pakistan tour of England, 2020 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. We will provide ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.


England is looking in a perfect form after the last series and has ticked all the boxes of batting, bowling and fielding. After losing the 1st Test against the West Indies, they made a very strong come back and never allowed the opposition even to put up a fight. But unlike the West Indies, Pakistan would be a much tougher side to beat, and England would have to put more effort than the previous series to win against Pakistan.

Joe Root will be leading the side and generally bats at No.3 with openers being Rory Burns and Dom Sibley who will be a crucial pair. Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes and Jos Butler also look in right touch and will form a solid middle order. The pace attack will consist of Anderson-Broad duo along with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes. They are most likely to go with Dominic Bess as the only spinner as they have enough pace bowlers in the team.


Pakistan played its last test match back in February against Bangladesh where they had won the game by an innings and 44 runs. It has been nearly six months since Pakistan played any International Cricket. They need to prepare very well and be at their best to compete against England who is looking in a great form.

Shan Masood and Abid Ali would be opening the innings for Pakistan followed by the skipper Azhar Ali at No.3 who has looked out of form in the past few test matches. One of the best batsmen in the world Babar Azam along with Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan seems to be a decent batting line up. Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah will form the pace attack for the Pakistan team, and Yasir Shah would be most likely considered for the spin attack.

It would be an exciting contest because Pakistan is the only team from sub-continent to have drawn the last two test series in England.

Match Details

ENG vs PAK, 1st Test Match, Pakistan tour of England, 2020.

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

Date: 5-9th August, 2020.

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 335

Average 2nd innings score: 269

Average 3rd innings score: 227

Average 4th innings score: 166

The pitch here is generally considered to be helpful for the fast bowlers as it offers pace throughout the match. It won’t be easy for the batsmen, and they have to struggle for scoring runs whereas bowlers need to maintain good line and lengths and can get wickets.

There are chances of rain on the first 2 days of the match, and the play might get interrupted, but the forecast is better from the 3rd day onwards, and we can see a full day’s play.

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Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Mark Wood, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran.


Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam-Ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah.

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team News


  • If Ben Stokes is fit to bowl then England will play with 4 bowlers, and Zak Crawley comes in playing XI.


  • Both Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan might be in the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI


Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (C), Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Ollie Pope, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer/Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.


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

Top picks for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction


Ben Stokes:

Stokes is one of the top all-rounders across the globe. In the last test series against West Indies, he scored 363 runs and picked up 9 wickets. Stokes has a batting average of 38.43 with 258 as his highest score and has picked up 156 wickets so far in his Test career.

Joe Root:

Skipper Root is one of the best batsmen in the test format. He scored 130 runs in the last series and has scored 7729 runs in 173 innings at an average of 48.01 which includes the highest score of 254 runs.

Stuart Broad:

He is also one of the finest bowlers and Anderson, and this pair has troubled many batsmen in the world. Broad picked up 16 wickets and also scored a fifty in the last series against WI and was also awarded Man of the Series. He has picked up 501 wickets at an average of 27.95 including 18 five-wicket hauls.

James Anderson:

He is one of the top ten bowlers in test cricket across the world. Anderson is most lethal at home grounds under the overcast conditions. He picked up five wickets in the last test series and has picked up 589 wickets at an average of 26.86 and his career includes 28 five-wicket hauls.

Rory Burns:

He generally opens the batting for England in the tests and has proved to be a decent striker of the ball. Burns scored 234 runs in the last series ad has scored 1213 runs in 18 Tests at an average of 35.68 and 133 as his highest score.

Jos Buttler:

His successful career in the shorter formats has helped him to get chances in test cricket. Butler is the current wicket-keeper batsman and scored 151 runs in the last series against WI and has scored 2278 runs in 78 innings at an average of 31.64, with 106 being his highest score.

Jofra Archer:

He is one of the best finds for the England team in recent times. Jofra picked up four wickets in the last series and has picked up 30 wickets in 17 innings at an average of 30.12 and already has picked up 3 five-wicket hauls.

Chris Woakes:

He is a decent all-rounder and equally good with both bat and ball. Woakes picked up 11 wickets in the last series against WI and has picked up 106 wickets in 66 innings, including 4 five-wicket hauls, and has scored 1178 runs at an average of 25.61 with 1 hundred and four fifties.


Babar Azam:

He is one of the best batsmen in the world across the formats. Babar has scored 1850 runs in 48 innings at an average of 45.12 which include 5 hundred and 13 fifties.

Azhar Ali:

Skipper Ali is one of the experienced players in the side and is an outstanding batsman. He has scored 5919 runs at an average of 42.58 which includes 3 double hundreds, 16 hundred and 31 fifties.

Mohammad Abbas:

He has impressed everyone within the short span of his career. Abbas has picked up 75 wickets in just 33 innings at an average of 20.76 including 4 five-wicket hauls.

Shaheen Afridi:

He is a young left-arm fast bowler who can trouble the fast bowlers with his pace and swing. Shaheen has picked up 30 wickets in 12 innings at an average of 27.97 including one five-wicket haul.

Yasir Shah:

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler. Yasir has picked up 213 wickets in 73 innings at an average of 30.53 which includes 16 five-wicket hauls.

Asad Shafiq:

He is also one of the experienced players in the team. Asad has scored 4593 runs in 123 innings at an average of 39.26 consisting of 12 hundred and 27 fifties.

Naseem Shah:

He is a 17-year-old right-arm fast bowler and bowls consistently over 145 kmph. Naseem has picked up 13 wickets in 6 innings including one five-wicket haul.

Shan Masood:

He is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for Pakistan. Shan has scored 1189 runs at an average of 31.29 consisting of 3 hundred and six fifties.

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

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ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team 1st Test
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team 1st Test
  • Joe Root and James Anderson are also good for Vc.

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Ben Stokes
  • Joe Root
  • Babar Azam
  • Stuart Broad

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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