Here is our Match Prediction and Tips for Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match.
England is all set to lock horns with Pakistan for the 1st match of the 3rd match Test series after completing the ODI series against Australia. The 1st match will commence on 1st December at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Both the teams are in a bad phase in the WTC points table. Pakistan is currently at 5th rank in the table, while England is currently at 7th rank. The hosts clashed against England in the T20 World Cup and lost the game. On the other hand, the Ben Stokes-led side have also performed well against South Africa. They are placed seventh position on the points table and a win against Pakistan will push them up.
England is coming from a series win against the mighty South Africa in their previous test series. Ollie Pope was the best batsman for England and the highest run-scorer of the series. He stacked 179 runs in 5 innings with an average of 44.75. Ben Stokes scored 149 runs with an average of 37.25.
Stuart Broad was seen back in action in the test team as he was the highest wicket-taker of the series by playing 3 matches. He picked 14 in the three tests with an average of 15.57.
Pakistan played their last test series against Sri Lanka in July this year. The series ended with a draw. Captain Babar Azam was the best batsman for Pakistan. He scored 271 runs in 2 matches with an average of 67.75. Abdullah Shafique scored 189 runs with an average of 63.00.
Mohammad Nawaz and Yasir Shah both picked 10 and 9 wickets each in the previous test series with an average of 26.10 and 39.00 respectively.
Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match Details –
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Date and Time: 1st December to 4th December, at 10:00 AM IST
Pakistan vs England 1st Test Match Prediction and Tips
✅ 200-230 runs can be expected on the first day of the Match
✅ 4 wickets can be expected on the first day of the Match
✅ Total first innings score can be over 320 runs if Pakistan bats first
✅ Total first innings score can be under 310 runs if England bats first
✅ Pakistan to win the match
✅ Man of the Match – Babar Azam
✅ Highest wicket-taker – Haris Rauf
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GUGOBET Prediction Corner –
Pakistan vs England Head to Head Tests
Matches Played – 85
Won by Pakistan – 21
Won by England – 25
Draw – 39
Players to watch out for –
Babar Azam’s innings in the 2nd test match against Sri Lanka was what everyone expected from him. Azam scored 271 runs in the 2 matches. He could be lethal with the bat for the visitors in the upcoming game.
Our Prediction – Babar Azam to score over 70 runs in the first innings.
Opener Ollie Pope of England has an average above 31 in Test cricket. In 30 test matches of his career he has scored 1488 runs so far. He might be the reason for England’s win in the first match.
Our Prediction – Ollie Pope to score over 100 runs in the first match.
Haris Rauf is expected to take over 8 wickets in the upcoming match.
Pitch Report –
The wicket at the Rawalpindi Stadium is expected to offer some balanced conditions that will have enough help both for the batters and bowlers. The conditions will assist the fast bowlers as well as spinners throughout the five days of the Test match. Thus, picking a mixed combination of batters, all-rounders and bowlers will be a safe option from the fantasy cricket point of view.
Probable Playing XI for India vs England 1st ODI Match –
Pakistan – Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
England – Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan/Mark Wood, Adil Rashid