- The squad reached Birmingham on Sunday afternoon, after which it went by means of one other spherical of COVID-19 testing.
- With England already having a decisive 2-Zero lead within the collection, the sport can be lifeless on July 13 in Edgbaston.
- Inexperienced jerseys will search for a consolidating win to keep away from whitewashing the collection.
BIRMINGHAM: The Pakistani cricket squad has arrived in Birmingham to play the ultimate of the three-game ODI collection hosted by England. With England already having a decisive 2-Zero lead within the collection, the sport can be lifeless on July 13 in Edgbaston.
The squad reached Birmingham on Sunday afternoon, after which it went by means of one other spherical of COVID-19 testing. The gamers had a slightly relaxed night as there was no coaching session deliberate that day. Inexperienced jerseys can be on the lookout for a consolidating win to keep away from whitewashing the collection.
Pakistan has performed 14 ODIs at Edgbaston up to now. The inexperienced jerseys have received six instances whereas dropping eight video games.
Within the bilateral collection, Pakistan and England confronted one another 5 instances, with England profitable the sport thrice and Pakistan profitable twice.
The very first recreation to be performed in Edgbaston between Pakistan and England happened in 1974 and was additionally the second and remaining recreation within the restricted overs collection between the 2 international locations. Pakistan received this recreation with an enormous win margin of eight wickets and received the collection 2-0 – their solely ODI collection win in opposition to England in England up to now.
Pacer Asif Masood was the participant of the sport for his brutal show of quick bowling. Asif conceded solely 9 runs in seven overs and claimed two wickets. In the meantime, the trio of Sarfraz Nawaz, Imran Khan and Asif Iqbal grabbed two wickets every as England solely managed 81/9 in a recreation decreased to 35 overs per facet as a result of rain.
Zaheer Abbas had a objective of 82 and hit 57 of 61 balls when Pakistan received within the 18th over. The collection will even be remembered as two of Pakistan’s best cricketers – Imran Khan and Zaheer Abbas – who made their ODI debut.
The final time Pakistan performed an ODI at Edgbaston was in opposition to New Zealand in the course of the 2019 World Cricket Championship. A recreation that Babar Azam, now captain of the group, remembers with an amazing batting efficiency.
Babar had a objective of 238 runs in 50 overs and hit 101 not-out to steer the group to victory.
With Pakistan nonetheless on the lookout for their first win within the collection and England avoiding a clear blow, followers count on Babar to indicate the identical class as they did two years in the past.
Warwickshire County Cricket Membership’s Chief Govt Officer (CEO) Stuart Cain has introduced the day to rejoice Pakistani tradition. About 18,000 followers can be allowed within the stadium, which is about 80% of the entire capability of the stadium. Coming into the premises is topic to a unfavourable COVID-19 take a look at report or proof of double vaccination.
In the meantime, middle-rank left-handed batsman Haris Sohail has left for Pakistan. Haris – who was solely chosen for the ODI collection – suffered a thigh harm throughout a coaching session whereas the group stayed within the derby, was excluded from the ODI collection.