1st Test Match of England and Pakistan(Eng vs Pak) 3-Match Test series will be played from 1st December 2022 – 04th December 2022 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. Match will start at 09:30AM IST and 09:00 Pakistan time.
Pakistan and England have played 86 test matches against each other, out of which Pakistan have won 21 and England have won 26 with 39 matches ended in a draw.
England will be out to play test in England after 17 years. Earlier this year, they defeated Pakistan in T20 series by 4-3 at Pakistan soil.
Pakistan in WTC are at No 5 in points table with 4 wins and 3 losses in 9 matches. Pakistan are without Shaheen Afridi in test series and also experienced stars Fawad Alam and Hassan Ali are dropped. Imam ul Haq and Abdullah Shafique will open the innings. Babar Azam is player to pick in fantasy team as s captain. Shan Masood is most likely to get a chance in place of Fawad Alam, he can be picked in fantasy team as well
Mohammad Rizwan will be wicket-keeper pick in fantasy team. In bowling lineup, Pakistan has lot of options. Mohammad Nawaz will be pick of many. Other than Nawaz, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah will be bowlers to pick in dream11 team.
For England last 2-3 months have been brilliant and under Stokes, they have played aggressive Cricket. Keaton Jennings is recalled into England side and he will open the innings with Zak Crawley. Ollie Pope at No 3 will be player to pick in fantasy team. Joe Root is another player who can’t be ignored.
Ben Stokes is complete player in both the teams, he can be a difference. He is best option for vice-captaincy. Liam Livingstone might make test debut as well.
From bowlers, Jack Leach being spinner is going to be effective. James Anderson will be another bowler to pick, whose experience can work in these conditions as well.
Best Playing XI for Pakistan:-
Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Best Playing XI for England:-
Zak Crawley, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes(c), Liam Livingstone, Ben Foakes(wk), Ollie Edward Robbinson, Jamie Overton, James Anderson, Jack Leach
Dream11 Prediction Team for Pak vs Eng 1st Test:-
Wicket Keepers – Ben Foakes
Batsmans – Joe Root, Babar Azam(c), Shan Masood, Ollie Pope
All Rounders – Ben Stokes(vc), Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers – James Anderson, Jack Leach, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf