ENG vs PAK – Series Preview
England will host Pakistan for a limited-overs series in the month of July. Pakistan tour of England 2021 will feature 3 ODIs and as many T20Is. While the 50 overs white-ball series will kickstart from July 8, the T20s are slated to begin from July 16. The visitors have already reached England under the leadership of Babar Azam. Men-in-green have opted for a strong batting as well as bowling line-up to counter the overseas adversaries.
Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique will lead the batting top-order with the experienced skipper Babar Azam. All-rounder Shadab Khan will be the lead spinner for the ‘Men in Green'. On the other hand, the hosts are getting themselves ready for the high-octane bilateral series. As of now, England has not announced their squad for the 2021 series against Pakistan.
The squad will be stepping into the fresh series on the back of a short limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in their own backyard. Eventually, England is in a midst of a busy English summer. Hence, they must be looking forward to the white ball series against Babar Azam-led side.
Here’s a look at the Pakistan Tour of England 2021 in detail:
Pakistan Tour of England 2021 Full Schedule & Match Timings:
ENG vs PAK 2021 ODI series schedule
Pakistan's tour of England 2021 kickstarts with the first of the three-match ODI series on July 8 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. While the second ODI will be played at the Lord's, the series culminates with the third ODI on July 13 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The entire series will be played in a bio-secure bubble. However, ECB has already expressed its desire to have an increased crowd capacity throughout the series.
|First ODI||July 8||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||05.30 PM IST (1 PM local time / 12 PM GMT)|
|Second ODI||July 10||Lord's, London||03:30 PM IST (11 AM local time / 10 AM GMT)|
|Third ODI||July 13||Edgbaston, Birmingham||05.30 PM IST (1 PM local time / 12 PM GMT)|
ENG vs PAK 2021 T20I series schedule
The three-match T20I series will commence from July 16. The tour comes to an end with the third T20I at Old Trafford on July 20.
|First T20I||July 16||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||11 PM IST (6:30 PM local time / 5:30 PM GMT)|
|Second T20I||July 18||Headingley, Leeds||7 PM IST (2:30 PM local time / 01:30 PM GMT)|
|Third T20I||July 20||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||11 PM IST (6:30 PM local time / 5:30 PM GMT)|
ENG vs PAK Head to Head Records | H2H Stats
Head to Head in ODIs
- Matches played: 88
- England won: 53
- Pakistan won: 32
- Drawn: 3
The ENG vs PAK head-to-head records reflect that England has managed to defeat Pakistan in the ODI format 53 times. Hence, England will strongly look to widen the gap of wins against their counterparts. On the other hand, Men-in-green will need to chalk out the right strategies to put the host on the backfoot and seal the series with ease.
Head to Head in T20Is
- Matches played: 15
- England won: 10
- Pakistan won: 4
Both the teams have faced each other 15 times in the shortest format of the game. Interestingly, England have an edge even in the T20 format. The head-to-head record reflects that Pakistan will need to make some crucial tactics to put up a strong fight against the hosts.
England vs Pakistan 2021 Live Telecast & Streaming Details
The live streaming for ENG vs PAK 2021 series will run at Sky Sports as the official broadcaster for the England home matches in the country. In a major setback for Pakistani viewers, the live telecast for the Pakistan tour of England 2021 will not be shown in the country. An Indian broadcasting house, Sony Pictures Sports Network has got the right to telecast the matches. Due to political tensions between the neighboring countries, Pakistan has decided to not allow the Indian television channel to show the live streaming of the limited-overs series in Pakistan.
In India, the live streaming for England vs Pakistan 2021 series will run at Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels. In fact, Sony will broadcast the entire series in most parts of South Asia including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
— Muhammad Basharat Shahbaz Official (@BasharatShahbaz) June 8, 2021
The following platforms will live telecast the ENG vs PAK white-ball series in the respective countries:
India: Sony SIX & Sony SIX HD
England: Sky Sports
Australia: Fox Sports (Digital Platform – Kayo Sports)
Pakistan: No Telecast
South Africa: SuperSport
How to Watch Pakistan tour of England 2021 Live Stream Free?
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ENG vs PAK Squads – ODIs and T20Is
📢 Pakistan squads for England and West Indies tours announced 📢
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) June 4, 2021
The team management has shown immense confidence in batting superstar Babar Azam to lead the team. Fakhar Zaman will be required to give a decent start to the batting innings. All-rounders Shadab Khan along with Hasan Ali will ensure to put the scoreboard on check with the ball. Their batting performance will also be under the scanner.
Fast bowlers in the form of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain will hold key to put pressure on England's batting line-up. Their bowling competence on the seam-friendly surface will be under check by the team management. It will be a tough tour for the Pakistan cricket team considering their former results against the hosts.
ODIs: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood and Usman Qadir.
T20Is: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood and Usman Qadir.
The England selectors announced a strong 18-man squad for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan.
We have named a new 18-strong group for the Royal London Series against Pakistan.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 6, 2021
ODIs: Ben Stokes (Captain), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince