After 17 years of a long wait, England is returning to Pakistan to play a three-match Test series and the first match of Pakistan vs England is scheduled to take place in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Both teams will be feeling at peace after playing a fast-paced T20 world cup. Pakistan will be playing their first match after losing the final game of the T20 World Cup. England is coming after witnessing a disappointing end to the ODI series by 3-0 against Australia.
Pakistan has never lost a match at Rawalpindi since the day cricket started in the country. They are expected to be dominant and would like to start their campaign with a win in the first Test. Pakistan lost to Australia at home but this time they will be motivated to do a better job. The team looks confident after their brilliant performance in the T20 world cup and that has impacted the overall morale of the team.
England is coming after an embarrassing ODI series defeat against Australia by 3-0. They are going through an unexpected dip in their quality of cricket after winning the T20 World Cup. The confidence has gone down and this will impact the outcome of the first game. After the ODI defeat, the English squad looks unsettled and the team management is expected to work on the morale of the players.
Pakistan Team News
Skipper Babar Azam and his men will be high on confidence after their overall performance in the T20 world cup. They will be facing England after 17 years at their home ground and Rawalpindi has always acted in favour of the home team. Their batting lineup is settled with Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Abdullah Shafique in the opening lineup. The only concern is the absence of Shaheen Afridi from the bowling lineup.
England Team News
Englishmen are travelling to Pakistan after 17 years and would like to start the journey with a win. Ben Stokes will be reading the team and he is expected to work on the confidence of the team overall. Zak Crawley and Keaton Jennings will be opening the game and Rawalpindi's pitch will be a big challenge for them. All the eyes will be on James Anderson and his experience in the Test format for England’s bowling department.
Pakistan vs England Prediction
Pakistan is a tough nut to crack at their home ground. England’s morale is already low and their batting lineup looks unsettled. We predict Pakistan to win the first game.
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