ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan to face England challenge

New Delhi: Pakistan will be meeting hosts England in their second World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge here on Monday. The match will start at 3 pm (IST).

England will return to their batting paradise Trent Bridge, where they have twice registered the highest One-Day International total. They will also be attempting to continue with their winning streak in World Cup.

Meanwhile, Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan had suffered an embarrassing seven-wicket defeat to the West Indies at the same venue on Friday. Some disciplined bowling from the West Indies bowlers saw Pakistan fold for a paltry 105 in 21.4 overs in batting-friendly conditions at Nottingham.

England would definitely be the more confident side going into the match and would want to replicate the performance they came out with against Pakistan during the five-match ODI series where Sarfaraz Ahmad’s men were whitewashed before the World Cup. The hosts win in their first match against South Africa will also act as a huge booster for them.

SQUADS:

England: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (C, WK), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman

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