The England vs Pakistan
three-match Test series will be part of ICC World test championship
(ICC WTC) and England has an opportunity to super cede Australia, who is on second position. England moved up to third position after winning the Test series against West Indies 2-1. Pakistan, on the other hand, would look to overtake New Zealand to fourth position. India is top of the points table with 360 points in nine matches.
Check ICC Test Championship latest news and points table here
Eng vs Pak 1st Test playing 11 prediction
England has named the same squad that won the Wisden Trophy and it will be interesting to see what will be their bowling combination for the first Test. The pace quartet of Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Stuart Broad
and Chris Woakes
were exceptional in the last test. It will be interesting to see what combination Root will pick, given Pakistan’s head coach Misbah ul haq hinted playing two spinners.
Eng vs Pak live telecast, streaming in India and other match details
England playing 11: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Pakistan playing 11: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (C), Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas.
August 5-9, 2020
3:00 pm (IST)
Match start Time:
03:30 pm (IST)
Old Trafford, Manchester
England vs Pakistan
1st Test match will be telecast live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD with English commentary. Fans could also watch the live streaming of ENG vs PAK match on Sony Liv website, app and airtel stream.
The Old Trafford pitch report
England vs Pakistan 1st Test: Manchester weather forecast
The Manchester weather would not play a spoil sport as it did during the West Indies. There is 50 per cent of rainfall chances on Day 1. However, the weather forecast for next four days have no forecast for showers.
The Old Trafford has always supported seamers; however, it has produced turn and bounce for spinners from Day 1. The reason why Misbah hinted fielding two spinners on Monday during a press briefing.
Here are the squads of both the teams:
England: Joe Root
(C), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, James Bracey, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Dan Lawrence
Azhar Ali (C), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam ul haq, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.
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