Jos Buttler’s England will clash with Babar Azam’s Pakistan at the Eden Gardens, marking the last league match for both teams in this World Cup. Despite England being out of the semi-final contention, Pakistan still holds a slim chance. They need to win by more than 200 runs or so to go past New Zealand’s net run rate.
England come into this game on the back of a 160-run win over the Netherlands in their previous match. This big win lifted them from the bottom of the points table to the seventh position, providing them with crucial momentum as they seek to conclude their World Cup campaign positively.
Pakistan enters the upcoming match with confidence, having secured victories in their last two encounters against Bangladesh and New Zealand. Led by Babar Azam, they currently hold the fifth spot on the points table, with four wins from eight matches, accumulating a total of eight points. Despite their recent success, the Men in Green face a challenging situation in the quest for a semi-final berth. A massive win over England is unlikely.
Mohammad Rizwan is the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in the 2023 World Cup with 359 runs in eight matches at an average of 71.80. Shaheen Afridi is their leading wicket taker with 16 wickets in eight games.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is all you need to know.
England vs Pakistan Injury Update
Both the teams do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.
England vs Pakistan Predicted XI
1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Jos Buttler (c/wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Gus Atkinson, 11 Adil Rashid
1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam (c), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Agha Salman, 8 Hasan Ali, 9 Mohammad Wasim Jnr, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf
England vs Pakistan Match Details
Match: England vs Pakistan
Date & Time: November 11, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
England vs Pakistan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Mohammed Rizwan, Jos Buttler
Batters: Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ben Stokes
All-rounders: Iftikhar Ahmed
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Hasan Ali
England vs Pakistan: Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
The Eden Gardens pitch is balanced. Anything above 280 will be a good total here.
The weather in Kolkata will be warm and sunny with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees during the day. Rain is not forecast.
England vs Pakistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between England and Pakistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
England vs Pakistan Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the England vs Pakistan match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
England vs Pakistan ODI Matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by England||56|
|Matches won by Pakistan||32|
England vs Pakistan Match Prediction
Pakistan still stand a slight chance to make it to the semi-final if they defeat England by a massive margin. They will be looking to do their best in this game and given the current form of both teams, it would be safe to assume that Pakistan will win this match.