England and Pakistan will clash against each other in the 2nd Test match of Pakistan tour of England, 2020, at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. We will provide ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
The 1st Test between these two teams was a thrilling one, but England turned out to be a better team out of the two and won the match by 3 wickets with one day remaining.
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat first. They started well by adding 36 runs to the 1st wicket, but Abid Ali 16 runs, and Azhar Ali zero runs got out in quick sessions. Then Babar Azam 69 runs along with Shan Masood batted well, adding 96 runs to the 3rd wicket partnership. But after the dismissal of Babar Azam, they lost 2 more wickets without scoring much, and Pakistan were 170 runs for 5 wickets.
Later, Shadab Khan, with his 45 runs along with Shan Masood, added 105 runs to the 6th wicket. But the star of the innings was Shan Masood, who was at the crease from beginning till the 9th wicket and scored brilliant 156 runs and helped the team post a total of 326 runs in the 1st innings. Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer bowled well, picking up three wickets each. Chris Woakes picked up two wickets, James Anderson and Dominic Bess picked up 1 wicket each.
Trailing by 326 runs, England had a terrible start as they lost the wicket of Rory Burns for just four runs and after 3 overs lost the wicket of Dominic Sibley for 8 runs and in a couple of over the top all-rounder Ben Stokes got out for a duck. England was 12 runs for 3 wickets and looked in deep trouble. Root and Ollie Pope batted well, adding 50 runs to the 4th wicket, but Root got out after scoring 14 runs. Ollie Pope batted well, scoring 62 runs, and he also got help from Jos Butler, who scored 38 runs.
Chris Woakes 19 runs, and in the end, Stuart Broad 29 runs helped England score 219 runs, and Pakistan got a lead of 107 runs. Yasir Shah was brilliant with the ball, picking up four wickets. Mohammad Abbas and Shadab Khan bowled decently, picking up 2 wickets each. Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi managed to pick up 1 wicket each.
With a lead of 107 runs, Pakistan had a bad start as they lost the wicket of centurion Shan Masood for a duck. Abid Ali 20 runs and Azhar Ali 18 runs batted well for a while, but they too got out, and Babar Azam also fell cheaply for just 5 runs. Asad Shafiq 29 runs, and Mohammad Rizwan 27 runs added 38 runs to the 5th wicket.
The highest scorer of the innings was Yasir Shah with 33 runs, which helped Pakistan post a total of 169 runs, thus taking the lead to 276 runs. Stuart Broad was once again brilliant with the ball as he picked up three wickets. Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes also bowled pretty well, picking up two wickets each. Jofra Archer and Dominic Bess managed to pick up one wicket each.
With 277 runs to chase, England started well but lost the wicket of Rory Burns for ten runs. But Dominic Sibley 36 runs and Joe Root 42 runs batted well adding 64 runs to the 2nd wicket, but they both got out in quick sessions. Later Ben Stokes 9 runs, and Ollie Pope 7 runs also fell cheaply, and England was 117 runs for 5 wickets and looked in deep trouble.
Jos Butler 75 runs, and Chris Woakes 84* runs batted exceptionally well and helped England win the match by 3 wickets with a day remaining. Yasir Shah bowled brilliantly again, picking up 4 wickets. Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, and Nasees Shah managed to pick up 1 wicket each.
ENG vs PAK, 2nd Test Match, Pakistan tour of England, 2020.
The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Date: 13-17th July 2020.
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Average 1st innings score: 300
Average 2nd innings score: 324
Average 3rd innings score: 280
Average 4th innings score: 187
The pitch here is generally considered helpful for the fast bowlers in the first innings and will trouble the batsmen a lot. But as the match progresses, the ball tends to ease out and becomes spin-friendly on the 3rd day onwards. Who wins the toss would like to field first, and score runs later on the 2nd day.
There are chances of rain on days two and three, so there would be interruptions throughout the game.
Joe Root (C), 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, Ollie Robinson.
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
- Ben Stokes has made himself unavailable for the rest of the series due to personal reasons, which means Zak Crawley might get to be in the playing XI.
- Ollie Robinson has been added into the squad in place of Ben Stokes.
- M Wood can play in place of J Archer.
- Pakistan can add a extra batsman in place of Shadab Khan.
Probable Playing XI
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer/Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam/Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah.
Top picks for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction
Skipper Root is one of the best batsmen in the test format. He scored a total of 56 runs in the last match.
He has moved up as 3rd best bowler in the Test cricket with his recent performances. Broad picked up 3 wickets in the 1st innings and 3 wickets in the 2nd innings and also scored a total of 36 runs in the last match.
He is a decent all-rounder and equally good with both bat and ball. Woakes scored a total of 103 runs, picked up 4 wickets, and was awarded Man of the Match for his all-around performance in the last match.
He is one of the best finds for the England team in recent times. Jofra picked up four wickets and scored a total of 16 runs in the last match.
Anderson is most lethal at home grounds under the overcast conditions. He managed to pick up only 1 wicket in the last match.
He generally opens the batting for England in the tests and has proved to be a decent striker. Burns scored a total of 14 runs in the last match.
He opens the batting for England alongside Burns and is looking in the right touch. Sibley scored a total of 44 runs in the last match, and he is a player who can bat a long inning if he gets going.
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 a total of 113 runs in the last match.
He is one of the best batsmen in the world across the formats. Babar scored a total of 74 runs in the last match, which includes a fifty.
He is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for Pakistan. Shan scored his career-best 156 runs in the 1st innings but got a duck in the 2nd innings of the last match.
He is a right-arm leg-break bowler. Yasir bowled brilliantly in the last match, picking a total of 8 wickets and also scored a total of 38 runs.
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. In the last match, Shadab scored 60 runs and managed to pick up two wickets.
Skipper Ali is one of the experienced players in the side and is an outstanding batsman, but he was able to score only 18 runs in the last match.
He has impressed everyone within the short span of his career. Abbas picked up a total of 3 wickets in the last match.
He is a young left-arm fast bowler who can trouble the fast bowlers with his pace and swing. Shaheen managed to pick up only two wickets in the last match.
He is also one of the team’s experienced players, but he was able to score only 36 runs in the last match.
He is a 17-year-old right-arm fast bowler and bowls consistently over 145 kmph. Naseem picked up 2 wickets in the last match.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction
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Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Joe Root
- Babar Azam
- Stuart Broad
- Chris Woakes
- Yasir Shah
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