World Cup 2023: Now the tournament is ready to conclude its final round in the ICC ODI World Cup to select the contestants, where there are going to be important matches for some teams in the race for the semi-finals. Among these matches, a big match will be played between England and Pakistan on Saturday. This match is going to be very special for Pakistan.
Both teams will face each other in this 44th match of the World Cup 2023. So Pakistan will be eyeing a big win to stake their claim to the semi-finals. So the England team is looking towards qualifying for the Champions Trophy with a win in this match. One can witness an exciting match in such circumstances.
To overtake New Zealand and reach fourth place in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Pakistan will need to beat already-eliminated England to increase their net run rate.
everything to play for as they take on England and need to win by a significant margin to not only match New Zealand on 10 points but also overtake them on their net run rate.
The equation for Pakistan is simple, but that doesn’t make it any easier – bat first and win by 287 runs or more, finish fourth and set up a thrilling semi-final clash with arch-rivals India.
Pakistan can hold out some hope of a surprise result if their top order can carry on from where they left off against New Zealand, when Fakhar Zaman (126*) and Babar Azam (66*) took them to 200/1 in just 25.3 overs. But it was delivered.
It was enough for Pakistan to secure a 21-run win over New Zealand under the DLS method while still chasing 402, and prepare for a tough clash against England with their faint semi-final hopes intact.
While Pakistan have lofty goals, England are going into this match with their own motivations for the future as they look to seal a place in the next ICC Champions Trophy.
Pakistan is set to host the 50-over event in 2025, which will feature the top eight teams at the end of this Cricket World Cup.
England are currently seventh and cannot go higher, but having Bangladesh and Netherlands also have a match to go for their third win of the tournament will at least ensure their qualification.
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England vs Pakistan Match Pitch Report:
Talking about the pitch of this match between England and Pakistan to be held at the Eden Garden Stadium in the historic ground of Kolkata, the pitch of Kolkata is very good for batting, but at the same time the ball remains slow here. . Due to the pitch being a little slow, the ball gets stuck here.
In such a situation, there is help for the batsmen as well as the slow bowlers. An ideal cricketing pitch can be seen in the match being held on this ground. Where a great competition can be seen. In such a situation, the fans would also be wishing that this match should be interesting.
England vs Pakistan Match Weather Report:
Talking about the weather in Kolkata, the eastern part of India, winter has started appearing there. By the way, the weather of the day looks fine. Talking about the weather in the match between England and Pakistan, the sky is completely clear on this day where there will be no disturbance of rain in any way.
The effect of dew can also be seen in this match in the evening. Overall, the match is likely to be completed on this day. The maximum temperature in Kolkata on Saturday will be 32 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature will be 22 degrees Celsius.
England vs Pakistan Match expected playing-11
England:- Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes.
Pakistan:- Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Haris Rauf.
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England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table:
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