Pakistan vs England: With a 2-0 lead, England will try to whitewash the series with a win in the 3rd and final Test match which is scheduled on 17th December 2022, at National Stadium Karachi.
Match: Pakistan vs England, Test 3 of 3
Date: 17th December 2022
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Venue: National Stadium Karachi.
Pitch Condition: The third and final Test match will be played at the National Stadium Karachi. The pitch in Karachi will help batters well. The Karachi pitch will be pretty flat like Rawalpindi, and it will be hard toil for bowlers to score. 300 will be the average first innings score here.
Pakistan vs England – The Squad
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Nauman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood.
England: Ben Stokes (C), Harry Brook, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, B Ollie Pope, en Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Jamie Overton, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Rehan Ahmed.
Pakistan vs England – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Injury-hit Pakistan is going to face the dread of a first-ever series whitewash at home in the 3rd Test match as England has already lead the series 2-0. The Babar Azam-led Pakistan run into the England side which follows an aggressive approach under the captaincy of Ben Stocks. With the aggressive approach, they have eight wins from the past 9 tests. England won the 1st Test match by 74 runs on Rawalpindi. They pulled off a tough 26-run win in Multan in the second match.
Pakistan is facing injury problems with the 3 main fast bowlers. The world-class pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is ruled out of the series due to a knee injury. Then the replacement Haris Rauf hurt his right quadriceps during the first Test. Naseem Shah has not recovered from the shoulder injury.
But England’s victory in Multan was difficult because they were defending a 355-run target on a pitch that helped the spinners first two days.
The win gave England their first series victory in Pakistan after 22 years, although it is their first tour of Pakistan since 2005. England’s victories are built on their aggressive batting – ‘the Bazball effect’. Setting big targets helped the bowlers time to dismiss the Babar Azam side.
Pakistan has never lost every match of a series at home against anyone. Also, if England wins, it will be their second clean sweep in the sub-continent after beating Sri Lanka in 2018.
Pakistan vs England – Face to Face
England and Pakistan faced each other in 87 Test matches. Out of these 87 matches, England has won 27 times whereas Pakistan has come out victorious on 21 occasions. 39 matches ended with a draw.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Ollie Pope.
Batsmen: Harry Brook, Babar Azam, Joe Root, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq.
All-Rounders: Ben Stokes.
Bowlers: Zahid Mahmood, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
Captain: Harry Brook.
Vice-Captain: Babar Azam.
Wicket-Keeper: Ollie Pope.
Batsmen: Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel.
All-Rounders: Ben Stokes.
Bowlers: Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood.
Captain: Ollie Pope.
Vice-Captain: Ollie Robinson.