- England won toss & will bowl first
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- England beat South Africa in their first game; Pakistan had been thrashed by West Indies
BBC cricket correspondent
Jofra Archer has an phenomenal skills. He is one in all those mercurial bowlers who makes it notice easy.
You are going to observe others having to price in, hands and legs pumping, to be ready to generate excessive tempo.
Archer has a free-limbed intention in a bustle-up that just isn’t any longer very long. He will get into a powerful location on the crease and releases the ball gradual from a extremely excessive action. He snaps the ball down at suitable tempo.
He has rhythm to his bowling. That can also very successfully be a onerous a thing to outline nonetheless very advanced to search out if it’s no longer there. It is when all the pieces is working in highest concord – the bustle-up, action, commence and apply-by all click and stream into one one other.
For Archer, it appears be pleased any of that comes naturally.
It feels be pleased Shoaib Malik has been round with out end.
When he made his ODI debut in 1999, his teammate Shadab Khan became tranquil toddling round as a one-365 days-extinct.
A reminder of how Pakistan fared in opposition to the instant ball in opposition to West Indies on Friday…
Asif: India ‘lobbied’ the ICC for time previous guidelines to acclimatise in the UK following the IPL season, hence the uncommon scheduling.
England possess won every of their last eight ODIs in opposition to Pakistan in which they’ve fielded first, most no longer too long ago doing so at this venue in May maybe maybe also fair.
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England started their World Cup campaign with a 104-bustle capture over South Africa.
They beat Pakistan 4-Zero in the one-day series earlier than this tournament, and they’ve won sixteen of their previous 17 carried out ODI’s.
Pakistan, in the intervening time, had been handing a radical thumping on the hands of West Indies on Friday as they had been bounced out by their quicks.
Genuinely, Pakistan are on an eleven-match ODI losing creep – their longest in this layout – and they haven’t beaten England in Nottingham since 1996.
England XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairtsow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Worth Wood.
Pakistan XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.
Ex-England captain on BBC Take a look at Match Special
Pakistan’s bustle of execute is incorrect and has to alternate sooner or later, nonetheless they are no longer playing as a crew in the mean time. If England play at 75% of what they are worthy of, they’d well tranquil capture.
Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed: “I wished to bowl first. It appears be pleased a powerful batting pitch so hopefully we are in a position to gain a powerful obtain and protect the purpose. I beget the West Indies game became a one-off command. We’ve played 5 ODIs in opposition to England so we all know them thoroughly.”
Meanwhile, there is two adjustments for Pakistan.
Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali – who impressed in opposition to England in primarily the most up to date ODI series – arrive in for Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim.
England captain Eoin Morgan: “It appears a extremely magnificent wicket – the dimensions of the floor are smaller than The Oval, so that you just possess to capture that into yarn when posting or chasing a obtain. We’ve brought Worth Wood in this day for the additional tempo. He bowled successfully and accurately, and with tempo, in opposition to Pakistan on this floor in primarily the most up to date one-day series.”
Ex-England spinner on BBC Take a look at Match Special
England have to not gain too carried away with what came about to Pakistan in opposition to West Indies.
One alternate for England – Liam Plunkett out and Worth Wood is in.
Extra tempo for England, which just isn’t any longer gorgeous after the formula West Indies’ quicks dismantled their opponents on Friday.
Gleaming blue skies at Trent Bridge as Eoin Morgan tosses the coin – and or no longer it’s Sarfaraz that calls incorrectly!
England, unsurprisingly, can possess a bowl first.
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Aggers, Charles Dagnall, Isa Guha and Fazeer Mohammed are joined by Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann and Ramiz Raja.
Right here is Pakistan and England’s 2d match of this World Cup, and South Africa possess already played two fits.
India, in the intervening time, possess yet to play their first – their opener is on Wednesday, in opposition to South Africa.
I imagine scheduling a World Cup just isn’t any longer the highest, nonetheless India playing their first match when South Africa play their Zero.33 is a small… uncommon.
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For whatever cause, England’s opener in opposition to South Africa did not in actuality feel be pleased the World Cup. Yes, it became a powerful day, nonetheless it absolutely felt be pleased one other England game at The Oval.
This feels magnificent. Drums can also also be heard as you intention the floor, dodging touts soliciting for tickets. Worldwide TV stations interview fans decked in green and a volunteer with a megaphone hurts your ears. A huge event.
One of the highlights from the day earlier than this day.
Effectively played, sir.