ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, 1st ODI Team By Expert for Today’s Match, 8th July 2021

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, 1st ODI Team By Expert for Today’s Match, 8th July 2021

Fakhar Zaman enjoys batting against England. The opener averages close to 48 against England and has a strike rate close to 108. He has 293 runs from seven outings with a hundred and a couple of fifties to his name.

Welcome to ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction for Today’s Match Fantasy Cricket. England will take on Pakistan in Match 1 of the England vs Pakistan ODI on Thursday, 8th July at the Cardiff. Keep reading to find out about the England vs Pakistan ODI Match 1 ENG vs PAK Dream11 team today.

Pakistan will play their first ODI against England on July 8th at the Cardiff and probably for the first time in months, they will begin the contest as favorites to win against the World Champions. 

Right before the series, England was hit by the coronavirus pandemic and most of their star players along with the support staff were tested positive. The players are currently under isolation and thus, the team had come up with an inexperienced squad for the series.

The squad will have Ben Stokes leading the team. The stand-in skipper himself is returning to international cricket after a while and he recently got recovered from the injury that ruled him out from the first phase of IPL 2021. However, he went on to play both County Championships and Vitality Blast and is in decent form.

On the other hand, Pakistan recently had their PSL second phase and most of the stars who got into the team did well in the tournament and will be raring to go here as well. 

Pitch Report

This is a high-scoring pitch and there were plenty of occasions where the team had gone on to score over 300. The average first innings score at this venue is 243 and the chasing team had won most of the matches so far. In the recent 25 ODIs, 16 went to the team batting second. 

Weather Report

The weather will be partly cloudy on Thursday. According to the forecast, the temperature is likely to be around 21 degrees Celcius and is likely to go down to 18 degrees Celcius during the match time. There is 10 percent chance of rain as well. 

ENG Squad

Ben Stokes (c), David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, Jake Ball, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, James Vince

ENG News

The team will feature a few debutants but they are all in good form at the moment, thanks to the Vitality Blast. However, players like Zak Crawley, James Vince have been a part of the England team, either Tests or ODIs, earlier, and the team will count on their expertise here. 

ENG Playing XI

  1. Ben Stokes (c), 
  2. Phil Salt, 
  3. James Vince, 
  4. Jake Ball, 
  5. Will Jacks, 
  6. Dan Lawrence, 
  7. Saqib Mahmood, 
  8. Dawid Malan, 
  9. Zak Crawley,
  10.  Lewis Gregory, 
  11. Mark Parkinson

PAK Squad

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, and Usman Qadir

PAK News

Pakistan will be hoping for a bright start to the series. Most of the regular players in the team are in good form at the moment and they can always cash in on their captain Babar Azam who is always ready for any kind of challenge. Mohammad Rizwan is yet another player who is in good touch at the moment and the team will be cashing in on both the players today. 

PAK Playing XI

  1. Imam-ul-Haq, 
  2. Fakhar Zaman, 
  3. Babar Azam(c),
  4.  Mohammad Rizwan(wk), 
  5. Harish Sohail, 
  6. Faheem Ashraf, 
  7. Mohammad Nawaz, 
  8. Shadab Khan,
  9.  Hasan Ali, 
  10. Shaheen Afridi, 
  11. Harish Rauf/Usman Qadir

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Match Prediction Choice For Captain And Vice-Captain

It is a no-brainer that Babar Azam leads the way here. He is in good form at the moment and was one of the leading run-scorers in the recently concluded PSL. He is likely to be the difference between both teams here. 

Fakhar Zaman enjoys batting against England. The opener averages close to 48 against England and has a strike rate close to 108. He has 293 runs from seven outings with a hundred and a couple of fifties to his name. 

Mohammad Rizwan recently led his team to the PSL trophy and the wicket-keeper batter was excellent with the bat too. He was among the top scorers there and is likely to continue his good form in this series as well. 

Ben Stokes needs no introduction. The all-rounder will have an extra responsibility now as he has been named as the captain of an inexperienced side. Since Stokes can contribute from both fronts, he has a must-have pick for the captain in the fantasy side.

ENG vs PAK- Top Picks by Experts

Shaheen Afridi usually enjoys the England conditions, the pace, and the bounce. He is likely to pick a wicket or two at least in this contest. It will be interesting to see how he utilizes the conditions here. 

Dawid Malan will hold the key in the middle order for England here. He is the most experienced player available here apart from Ben Stokes and he will have a huge job to do for sure. 

Head to Head Dream11 Team Prediction ENG vs PAK

Wicket-keepers: M Rizwan

Batters: B Azam, F Zaman, D Malan, Z Crawley

All-rounders: B Stokes, L Gregory, S Khan

Bowlers: D Briggs, H Ali, S Afridi

Grand League Dream11 Team Prediction ENG vs PAK

Wicket-keepers: M Rizwan, P Salt

Batters: B Azam, F Zaman, D Malan, 

All-rounders: B Stokes, S Khan

Bowlers: D Briggs, H Ali, S Afridi, S Mahmood

Who Will Win Today Between ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, 1st ODI?

According to Kheltalk’s astrology ENG vs PAK Dream11 match Prediction, England will begin this contest as underdogs here. The team will be missing out on a few of their regular players and this is going to be a real test for them. On paper, Pakistan looks better at the moment. 

ENG vs PAK Toss Prediction today

According to Kheltalk’s ENG vs PAK Dream11 toss prediction, Pakistan is likely to bowl here. Since most of the matches are won by the chasing side here, both teams will look to chase at this venue. 

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Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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