England have won Test series against almost every team in the last 10 years but they do not include Pakistan (England Vs Pakistan). Now England will try to end the wait which has been going on since 2010 by winning the third and final Test cricket match in Southampton from Friday.
England won the first Test at Old Trafford by three wickets from the innings of Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes, while the second test was drawn due to rain. With this, England retained their invincible record from the last 13 series on their land but they could not win the series against Pakistan so far. is.
The last Test series win was in 2010.
England won the last Test series against Pakistan (England Vs Pakistan) 3–1 in 2010. Pakistan then defeated them 3–0 and 2–0 in the United Arab Emirates in 2012 and 2015. Pakistan had passed the series 2–2 in the England tour of 2016 and 1–1 in 2018. He will again hit the ground in the hope of the same result in which the rain can disrupt again.
Due to the rain, only 134.3 overs were played in the second Test match played at Southampton Weather and hence England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made the next days matches to compensate for the time when the rain was disrupted. It has been decided to start half an hour earlier i.e. 10:30 am local time (3 pm after Indian time). The Meteorological Department has predicted rain for three of the five days of the match. The first day is expected to be cloudy and in such a situation the team that wins the toss can decide to field first. Therefore, both teams will want to keep their fast bowling department strong.
England has a chance to beat Australia
If England wins this match, they will not only win the first Test series against Pakistan after 2010, but will also advance to second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship. England currently has 279 points and is third behind India and Australia. Pakistan have 153 points and after winning this match, they will move to fourth place ahead of New Zealand.
Lack of stokes will eat
England will miss all-rounder Ben Stokes, who missed the last match due to his father’s poor health. England was replaced by Jock Crawley who scored a half-century. In the absence of Stokes, England could retain Volks and Sam Curran in the playing eleven. Stuart Broad is consistently doing well in the fast bowling department. He has taken 26 wickets in the last four matches after being dropped in the first Test match against the West Indies. James Anderson can pass under the circumstances here. If England follows the policy of rotation of fast bowlers, then either Jofra Archer or Mark Wood can get a chance.
Pakistan’s batting concern
In the previous match, Pakistan had given a chance to middle order batsman Fawad Alam, who returned to international cricket after a long time but could only survive four balls. It will be interesting to see if the Pakistani team management shows confidence in this experienced batsman of domestic cricket. Pakistan’s batting is very much dependent on Babar Azam even though Shaan Masood and Abid Ali performed well on a few occasions. In the last match, wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan batted well with the tail batsmen. In the fast bowling department, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas have done well with the new ball so far, while Naseem Shah has played well as the first change. Pakistan can get off with this bowling attack.