ENG vs PAK 3rd ODI Fantasy Cricket Tips

Match Preview

England will play against Pakistan in the 3rd ODI Match at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 13 July 2021. Despite the absence of the majority of the big stars in the squad, England have dominated Pakistan in the first two games. Contrary to expectations, the men in green have put up a poor performance in their first two games, losing both of them. Pakistan’s poor batting performance has been the key reason for their slide, despite the fact that they have several areas to improve. They will have to play better in the last match to prevent a whitewash.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is favourable for batting and is best suited for pacers. There are chances of light rain with temperatures at 20-21 °C.

Venue Stats (ODI)

Total matches                            63

Matches won batting first          26

Matches won bowling first        30

Average 1st Inns scores           230

Average 2nd Inns scores         186

Highest total recorded             408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest total recorded              70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Highest score chased              280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest score defended           129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Top Wicket-keeper pick

1) Mohammad Rizwan – The right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper is the best pick due to his recent excellent performance in this series.

Matches – 40

Runs – 790

Highest Score – 115

Average- 27.24

2) Phil Salt – The right-handed batsman is a hard hitter player who scored crucial 60 runs in his last match. He is in his prime form and will be beneficial in the next match too.

Matches – 2

Runs – 67

Highest Score – 60

Average – 33.50

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Babar Azam – The right-handed batsman is the best batsman in the Pakistan squad and his stats also proves why he is one of the top batsmen to look out for in this match. He is in phenomenal form and will smash in his next inning.

Matches – 82

Runs – 3827

Highest Score – 125*

Average – 55.46

2) Fakhar Zaman – The left-handed batsman is also an experienced campaigner for Pakistan and can show his excellent performance if allowed to stay on pitch for long.

Matches – 52

Runs – 2319

Highest Score – 210*

Average – 48.31

3) Zak Crawley – The right-handed batsman is a talented and skillful player from his squad. He has a lot of potential to play well in the next match just like his past matches in the series.

Matches – 2

Runs – 58

Highest Score – 58

Average – 58

4) James Vince – This right-handed batsman has shown a lot of potential in the domestic leagues and in absence of few experienced players from the lineup he can prove to be a great asset for England in the middle overs.

Matches – 18

Runs – 378

Highest Score – 56

Average – 25.2

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Shaheen Afridi – The left-arm fast bowler from Pakistan has performed brilliantly last time while playing in English conditions, so a lot will be expected from him this time too. He has consistently taken a wicket in this series.

Matches – 27

Wickets – 53

Economy – 5.41

3) Saqib Mahmood – The right-arm fast medium bowler is an excellent fast bowler and has performed great in these ground conditions in domestic matches so it will be difficult for Pakistan to handle him. He has taken 6 wickets in this series so far including the 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 6

Wickets – 11

Economy – 4.3

3) Hasan Ali – The right-arm medium fast bowler has been one of the promising fast bowlers that can exploit these weather conditions and take crucial wickets in the match. He single handedly wiped out almost half of England’s squad in his last match as he took 5 wickets with his deadly bowling.

Matches – 56

Wickets – 88

Economy – 5.67

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Ben Stokes – The left-handed batsmen is a right-arm fast medium bowler who has been consistent with his performance for England since the last World Cup triumph in 2019 and the same will be expected from him as he will be leading his side against Pakistan.

Matches – 100

Runs – 2839

Highest Score – 102*

Average – 40.55

Wickets – 74

Economy – 6.01

2) Lewis Gregory – Gregory is a skillful yet talented player from his squad. He took 3 wickets in his last match and even contributed 40 runs to his team’s score.

Matches – 2

Runs – 40

Highest Score – 40

Average – 40

Wickets – 4

Economy – 4.58

3) Saud Shakeel – The left-handed batsman and the left arm slow bowler is in great form. He smashed 56 runs in the last match and took a wicket. He is an asset for his team in such conditions and will be a wise pick for the next match.

Matches – 2

Runs – 61

Highest Score – 56

Average – 30.50

Wickets – 1

Economy – 4.43

Predicted Playing 11

England – Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (C), Lewis Gregory, John Simpson (WK), Craig Overton, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Brydon Carse

Pakistan – Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

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Poll Winning Percentage

England – 68%

Pakistan – 32%

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