The ODI series between England and Pakistan will be played in England from 24th August 2016 to 4th September 2016. It will be a grueling contest for both teams as they have the wherewithal to unsettle opponents with tremendous bowling, fielding and batting. The five match series will provide plenty of time to either of the teams to come back in the contest even if they lose couple of matches at the start. The matches would be organized at SOUTHAMPTON, LEEDS, LONDON, NOTTINGHAM, CARDIFF and Manchester.
It will be a treat to watch the unpredictable pacers of Pakistan wreak havoc on the English batting line up. Bolstered by the inclusion of the tallest pacers Mohammad IRFAN, the visiting team would have the capability to break the opening partnership of the English team. Last time when Pakistan visited England in 2010, it lost the one day series by 3-2. Therefore, the series will be quite interesting and both teams would try to take the lead early on in matches.
Ben stokes, the all rounder would be a vital cog in the wheel as he can fire up swinging fast deliveries in English conditions and also score valuable runs lower down the order. One of the prime attributes of the touring team is the bowling in the death overs. Juaid khan along with wahab Riaz and can prove quite tough for the English batsmen to get away with when the ball becomes old and reverses.
England spin departments look vulnerable with only MOEEN ALI delivering his off breaks. On the other hand, Pakistan has two pronged spin attack that can slow down the flow of runs in the middle overs. England have to play an aggressive brand of cricket against Pakistan if they want to win the series.
Pakistani batsmen Achilles heel could be their weakness towards the swing bowlers and English pacers such as Anderson can cause serious damages during the start of the innings. So, wait for the thorough engaging series to get started with.