England is set to host Pakistan in the third ODI at the County Ground, Bristol in an intriguing contest. The hosts registered a commanding victory in their previous encounter while Pakistan put up an impressive performance but fell short by 12 runs chasing 373. We can anticipate another thrilling matchup when both these sides will battle it out in the third ODI.

England has been the most consistent team in the limited over format in the recent few years. Eoin Morgan & Co secured a 12-run win over Pakistan in their last meeting at Southampton. Jos Butler played a sensational knock of 115 from just 55 balls and was rightfully declared the man of the match for his valiant efforts. With the ICC World Cup in sight and players in such good form, the hosts would be eyeing to clinch their maiden 50-over World Cup. The bowling department will be under scrutiny after being hammered all over the park in their last outing.

On the contrary, Pakistan has been the most unpredictable side which can defeat any team on their day. The visitors have the potential to make a comeback in this series, but their consistency has been under the scanner throughout the last few years. Pakistan came close to seal a famous victory in their previous match courtesy Fakhar Zaman’s explosive inning, but the middle order failed to take them over the line. Pakistan would be hoping to land a counter punch and register their first victory on this tour.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Time: 05:30 PM IST

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

League: Pakistan tour of England

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

Last 5 Head-to-Head

 

England – 4

Pakistan – 1

Team News

 

England

  • Joe Denly and James Vince might have to wait for another match.
  • Jofra Archer can make a comeback in the starting lineup.

Pakistan

  • Shoaib Malik or Md. Hafeez might feature in the playing XI to strengthen their middle order.
  • Md. Amir can also start the upcoming match in place of Faheem Ashraf.

 

Squads

 

England

Moeen Ali, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, James Vince, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, David Willey, Eoin Morgan(c), Tom Curran

Pakistan

Mohammad Hafeez, Abid Ali,  Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali, Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Mohammad Hasnain

 

Key players

 

England

  • Jason Roy
  • Jos Buttler
  • Adil Rashid

Pakistan

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Babar Azam
  • Hasan Ali

Probable Playing XI

 

England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer

Pakistan – Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Asif Ali/S Malik, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shaheen Afridi