England vs Pakistan – SkySports

England vs Pakistan - SkySports

England stars Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and Co take part in Snapchat gender swap photos

• Jonny Bairstow likely to be given outing behind stumps• Eoin Morgan may opt for a single spinner in Bristol

Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid are almost certain to be missing – neither practised on Monday – and it is likely Jos Buttler will be keeping his powder dry, which would enable Jonny Bairstow to have an outing with the gloves. It is hard to keep track but, though Bairstow is now reinstated as the Test keeper, he is the reserve in the ODI squad.

Imam should be a 2/1 shot on that data. Betfair Sportsbook rate him at 7/2. Thats one of the biggest edges weve ever seen since starting this column. Fakhar has a 9/4 chance. Betfair Sportsbook rate him at 4s. We would be more than happy if you were to bet both. But we will side with Imam because the percentage points in terms if implied probability are greater. In other words, Imams price is more wrong than Fakhars.

Read more The expectation is Joe Denly may take the place of Buttler at a ground that is now so small that Eoin Morgan is reluctant to play more than one specialist spinner – Bristol used to be one of the largest grounds in the country until the developers set to work.

Does that mean we switch to Shaheen Shah Afridi who we rate at 4/1? Nope. Sportsbook are alive to his potential and go no better than 7/2. There are only poor wagers for top Pakistan bowler. Plunkett at 4/1 would make sense for top England bowler but, if he plays, he could well lose death-bowling duties to Jofra Archer and David Willey. That robs him of crucial wicket-taking chances.

Morgan may opt for an extra bowler, which makes sense on several levels. Much is often made about the depth of Englands batting but this applies only if those players are in some sort of form. One of the goals over the next fortnight must be to ensure Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Archer have some batting time.

Jason Roy is bound to play. So, too, is Morgan, who will become Englands most capped ODI cricketer. Roy made 87 at Southampton, which would satisfy most batsmen, but he was hardly ecstatic about that innings. OK is the right word, he said. I was not quite myself. There was certainly a bit of rustiness there.

The value of such a bet is increased because of the large percentage of the book that Babar Azam takes up. Sportsbook go 11/4 jolly. In the last two years he has only won four times out of 35. Important: were not saying hes a poor player (far from it), just that its a bad wager. We will not be in the least sore if he downs our wager.

Still, 87 is not a bad return when a little short of form. Even better, the back spasms have disappeared. The back actually feels way better than before, Roy said. I should have had the injection earlier. There are absolutely no worries at all now.

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There was one shot at Southampton, an extra cover drive off Faheem Ashraf that went for six, that was a mini-turning point, which is often the way. One shot can transform a batsmans confidence. Roy was asked whether he had ever hit a ball more sweetly. No. Thats as good as it gets. Sorry, lads. Ive played that shot before and maybe got out a couple of times. I guess it was just instinct. I was struggling a little bit and then it was nice to get one out of the sweet spot and I felt good from there.

Whether he will be fully fit right from the outset is unclear yet. The virus was discovered in his blood following routine medical tests that the PCB conducts on its players. However, its early detection is believed to have helped his recovery, and one day after Mohammad Amirs diagnosis of chicken pox all but ruled him out of the World Cup, Shadabs arrival will certainly be a fillip.

Roy is looking to capitalise in Bristol but, like most of the England team, he is wary of looking too far ahead. The armchair strategists wonder whether he could have an impact on the Ashes series. He would like to but said: My focus is on tomorrow and the rest of this series so that Im in the right state mentally and physically. The weight of runs will come hopefully and, if the [Ashes] call comes, then brilliant.

“It is fabulous news and on behalf of the Pakistan cricket team, I look forward to welcoming Shadab back in the squad,” Pakistans coach Mickey Arthur said. “Shadab is one of the finest of his generation and is an influential figure in the team. His presence in the dressing room and on the field of play keeps the side geared up and motivated.

England are confident Jimmy Anderson has not sustained any long-term damage after limping out of Lancashires Royal London Cup defeat by Hampshire on Sunday. The paceman is a little sore after being struck on the knee by a straight drive.

The development is a massive boost for Pakistan, who had selected Yasir Shah for this series instead. However, Yasirs ODI form is a far cry from the quality that has marked him out as an elite Test match bowler, with an ODI average of nearly 50, and he was omitted from the Bristol match after a poor game at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.

England captain Eoin Morgan and his stars have revealed a new side that not even themselves probably have envisaged.

It effectively left Pakistan with two options: taking Yasir to the World Cup, or deciding to go in without a legspinner at all. Shadabs all-round ability also gave the team more flexibility with the batting order and squad selection, and as a legspinner, he is far and away the premier choice for Sarfarazs side.

England face Pakistan at Bristol County Ground on Tuesday in the third ODI of their five-match series.

Morgan, Joe Root and Ben Stokes were among those who took part in the current fad which is Snapchats gender swap filter.

But team-mate Joe Denly´s World Cup chances suffered a setback, with the leg-spinner — playing in place of the rested Adil Rashid — bowling a couple of full tosses in a solitary over costing nine runs before he was taken out of the attack by England captain Eoin Morgan.

With the app, the players had their picture taken which turns their male looks into the opposite sex.

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England cricket uploaded a picture collage of six of the batsmen to their account, accompanied with the caption: Guess Who?.

Pakistan vs England, 3rd ODI: Match preview

Jason Roy has hailed his England team-mate as an extreme talent and said his brutal match-winning century in the second one-day international against Pakistan was no shock. 

This will be another fascinating encounter on a pitch that will likely play different to Southampton, although the small boundaries could see another high scoring affair. England will be confident of picking up another win but the rotations may leave them weakened. Pakistan will be really up for this one and they can level the series with their batting likely to have the edge especially if Buttler is rested for this third ODI.

It was the second-fastest hundred by an England batsmen in one-day internationals – Buttler also holds the record with a 46-ball ton – and Roy said on Sky Sports: He is as good as it gets to be honest.

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It is not kind of a shock. It is getting a bit routine for him to go out and play those innings, demoralising those guys at the top of the order that are kind of going at a run a ball, and he comes in and just blitzes it.

Roy was also in the runs, hitting 87 on his return to action from a back spasm that followed on from hamstring trouble.

I spent six or seven weeks with my hamstring injury and fixing that, and then the back was quite a big issue, but it was resolved by the great medical staff we have.

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