England continued his winning streak and beat Pakistan again in the second ODI by 4 wickets and now they are thinking about wrapping up the series to get an undefeatable 3-0 lead in the series. While Pakistan is still hoping for something positive in the series and will try to win the 3rd match to get back in the series with a high note. The match will be played at Nottingham and will be a day night match. Match will start at 6:00 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from Pakistan who again lost and still thinking about some miracle. Pakistani top order stumbled in the second ODI and that cost them the match. Pakistan issue is not only batting but also bowling where the bowlers remain unable to do some magical spells and in 2 matches they just got 9 wickets. Pakistan also needs a power hitting batsman in the depth overs who can play big shots in the end. Pakistan senior player Muhammad Hafeez got injured and ruled out of series and Muhammad Irfan has been called back in the team. Muhammad Irfan is likely to play in the 3rd ODI match. Captaincy is also a key factor in the match but here most of the team is young and still working hard so Pakistan really have to stay with these youngsters. Shoaib Malik performance is also a question mark as his average is just 9 in England and he really needs to score big to prove his critics wrong. Pakistan overall really needs to go positive in the match and try to play attacking cricket in this match.
Coming towards the English side who have done an excellent Job first against Sri Lanka and now against Pakistan. Their batsmen have done a great Job in handling pressure and taking singles and hitting boundaries. Alex Hales performance is still a question mark as he couldn’t do anything satisfactory in the series so far. Bowling has been great so far as with the return of Mark Wood and in form Chris Woakes have done an excellent Job for the team. Joe Root has done a key role in the series so far and if he continues to perform like that England will surely win this series at a high note.
Coming towards the pitch of Nottingham which is quite hard and dry but we can expect some movement specially reverse swing in the night. Not much chances of rain but light shower is expected.