Pakistan team is transforming well through last few series and hope to continue the form for ODI series against England. Pakistan Would love to continue with current performance of last few series.
Today is first ODI match of series in Abu Dhabi. England needs a fight back to cover up the loss in test matches by wining or by fighting well in ODIs and T20s ahead in series.
Before the ODIs, both teams played warm-up matches to get in 50 over format cricket from test format.
Pakistan played a 50 overs game against Nepal and won by 121 runs. Pakistan made 326 runs in 50 over with loss of 6 wickets. Pakistani top order played firmly to reach 326. Azhar and Malik were top scorers with 73 and 63 respectively.
In return, Nepal team could only make 205 runs in 50 overs. Pakistani bowlers bowled economically but could not take all wickets.
Warm-up match of England was against Hong Kong. England batted well for 342 but English bowlers really took responsibility and Hong Kong was all out on 181 runs. England won it’s warm-up match by 161 runs.
After warm-up matches both teams look good and we expect competitive ODI matches ahead.