England has already earned two wins against Pakistan in the five matches ODI series. The third match of the tournament will be taken place at 12:00 GMT. According to Pakistan local time the match will commence on from 5pm. The venue has been selected Oval of Kennington in London.
Fri Sep 17
12:00 GMT | 13:00 local
17:30 IST 3rd ODI - England v Pakistan
Kennington Oval, London
England beat Pakistan by 24 runs in the first match. Instead of scoring 295 runs Pakistan had to bow their head to the host. So, it’s a big challenge for visitors. Without win could not have a change to back to the series. If Pakistan beat to England then the series will be lifeless.
Pakistan has to lose four teammates because of spot-fixing controversy. But, rest of the men are doing well especially the batsmen are getting runs from the English pitch. It can tell confidently that bowling side destroyed totally.
England won the recent Test series over Pakistan. The time the visitor was full of strength. It can tell that Englishmen are not less strong comparatively with all supports, weather and crowd.
"It's a game we need to win to wrap up the series," said England's senior spinner, Graeme Swann. "It's been a long summer, and it would be nice if we could go out having won every series we've played. With the Aussies and Pakistanis, it certainly wasn't a summer you look at and say 'Definitely we'll win them all', but it was the aim at the start of it, and I think we've got ourselves in a very good position to do it."
The wining statistic of Pakistan has disappointed everyone because it just gets a single win in last five ODI matches. On the other hand England just host lost one among the five matches.
England (probable) 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Steve Davies (wk), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Paul Collingwood, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Michael Yardy, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson
Pakistan (possible) 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Kamran Akmal (wk), 3 Mohammad Yousuf, 4 Umar Akmal, 5 Shahid Afridi (capt), 6 Fawad Alam, 7 Asad Shafiq, 8 Abdul Razzaq, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Shoaib Akhtar.
Pakistan is getting back all-rounder Abdul Razzaq. The pitch would support the Pak side because they got a five wickets victory in 3rd test. Toss will pay the important role because of weather and floodlight.