Match Preview

England will play against Pakistan in the 2nd ODI Match at Lord’s, London on 10 July 2021. Pakistan’s batters would want to forget the last game and start afresh in the 2nd ODI. Fakhar Zaman was the only positive thing the other day. England batters did not have much to do in the last game as they were chasing a small target. Although England have an inexperienced side, the last game indicated that the team is here to win. Pakistan still has a good chance to turn things around.

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 12-13 °C.

Venue Stats (ODI)

Total matches                         67

Matches won batting first       31

Matches won bowling first      32

Average 1st Inns scores         240

Average 2nd Inns scores        217

Highest total recorded             334/4 (60 Ov) by ENG vs IND

Lowest total recorded              107/10 (32.1 Ov) by RSA vs ENG

Highest score chased               326/8 (49.3 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Lowest score defended            204/5 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ENG

Top 2 Wicket-keeper pick

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

Matches – 39

Runs – 785

Highest Score – 115

Average- 28.03

2) Phil Salt – The right-handed batsman is one of the skillful players from his squad and will be beneficial in the upcoming matches.

List A Records

Matches – 17

Runs – 501

Highest Score – 137*

Average- 31.31

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 batsman to look out for in this match and also suitable for best captaincy choice.

Matches – 81

Runs – 3808

Highest Score – 125*

Average – 56.00

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 – 51

Runs – 2309

Highest Score – 210*

Average – 49.12

3) David Malan – The left-handed batsman is no.1 ranked player in T20 format and a lot will be expected from him in the ODI format too.

Matches – 4

Runs – 158

Highest Score – 68*

Average – 79.00

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 – 17

Runs – 322

Highest Score – 51

Average – 23.00

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.

Matches – 26

Wickets – 52

Economy – 5.44

3) Saqib Mahmood – The right-arm fast medium bowler is an excellent fast bowler and has performed brilliantly in these ground conditions in domestic matches so it will be difficult for Pakistan to handle him.

Matches – 5

Wickets – 9

Economy – 4.62

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.

Matches – 55

Wickets – 83

Economy – 5.67

4) Matthew Parkinson – This leg-break bowler has been in tremendous form in Vitality Blast T20 due to which he has been selected for this tour and the same performance will be expected from him in this series too.

Matches – 3

Wickets – 2

Economy – 5.15

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Ben Stokes – The left-handed batsman 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 – 99

Runs – 2817

Highest Score – 102*

Average – 40.82

Wickets – 74

Economy – 6.01

2) Lewis Gregory – Gregory made his debut in the last match and took his debut wicket of Rizwan who was looking in great rhythm and the same will be expected out of him in the second ODI against Pakistan.

List A Records

Matches – 76

Runs – 1206

Highest Score – 105*

Average – 22.87

Wickets – 106

Economy – 5.98

3) Faheem Ashraf – This left-hand batsman and right-arm medium bowler from Pakistan is the best allrounder in his team and has been consistent with wickets in his last matches in PSL and can also give some handy batting performances if his team requires.

Matches – 29

Runs – 207

Highest Score – 28

Average – 12.17

Wickets – 23

Economy – 5.02

Predicted Playing 11


Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (c), John Simpson (wk), Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson


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


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Poll Winning Percentage

England – 57%

Pakistan – 43%

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