The ODI series between England and Pakistan will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, with the first match at the Kennington Oval in London. Pakistan cricket team will return to this venue two years after beating India and winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final here.
The tour opened with a T20I match in Cardiff which was won by England by seven wickets. The first ODI between England and Pakistan will begin at 12:00 PM GMT, 5:00 PM PKT.
PTV Sports live streaming details
PTV Sports will broadcast the matches of this series live in Pakistan. The live stream can be watched in Pakistan on the PTV Sports website https://sports.ptv.com.pk/public/sportslive.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports Cricket will telecast the matches live. Sony Six is the official broadcaster in India.
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SkyGo app and website will provide the live streaming in the United Kingdom while SonyLiv will provide online streaming for the fans in the Indian subcontinent.
A call on Jofra Archer expected to come out soon
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England will have their full strength squad back for the first ODI. Regular members like Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes will be back in the mix. There is uncertainty over Jofra Archer’s place in the side but he can get a nod ahead of Mark Wood for this match at least. Captain Eoin Morgan will have a difficult time deciding his bowling unit.
Malik not available for the first ODI
Shoaib Malik will rejoin the Pakistan cricket team in Southampton on Thursday and will be available for selection for the second One-Day International against England to be played on Saturday, 11 May.
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— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 7, 2019
Shoaib Malik is in Pakistan due to personal reasons and will not play in the first ODI. According to the Cricbuzz report, he is expected to join the side before the second ODI. Mohammad Hafeez is likely to take his spot at no. 6 with Haris Sohail batting at no. 4. Mohammad Amir could play this match in order to prove himself once again. Imad Wasim is likely to be the only spinner in the XI.
The Oval pitch has always been good for batting and it will be no different when the first ODI takes place at the venue. The temperatures will be down and there are possibilities of rain in the afternoon. There should be something for the quick bowlers but it still would not be difficult for the batsmen to get on with the scoreboard.
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