With the two teams level at the top of the Group A table, there is a battle between Pakistan vs England. This will be an all away game and the home side has the benefit of having the crowd behind them cheering their team. On the other hand England have the crowd backing them, who have several high profile players like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. Injuries to key players have forced coach Hodgson to use a variety of bench players to shore up the defense and bring in some much needed reinforcements. So what do you make of this clash?
Well, it is certainly interesting to see such a big game between two top sides with both being considered title contenders. The obvious favorites are Pakistan, although the long-standing international teaming of Kevin Ball and Steve Coogan has given them a bit of an edge. It will be interesting to see how captain Pakistan will fare against a player like Gerrard. Both players have played against each other at various times and the Pakistani defense has been less than stellar. I think if England can manage to win this one on the road, then they would definitely go on to win the Three nations final easily.
The groups that have qualified for the tournaments so far have been pretty evenly matched. Only Brazil has seemed to edge out Australia in their group and although Mexico were impressive too, they came pretty close to qualifying. England definitely have the biggest edge in the group with the experienced and premium footballers like Gerrard, Lampard and John Terry to back them. The only thing that may make this game a slight underdog is the injury to Lampard who is questionable.
This game will be played at a pretty cool and relaxing British venue which should suit both teams well. The pitch surface is flat and pitches are typically used in the English Premier League. The hostile crowd will provide great support for England. This friendly atmosphere should help Pakistan to relax and play with confidence. If the pitch can handle high winds and rains then the teams should do just as well.
The teams: There are a number of different English teams which qualified for the world cup. Cricket world rankings have shifted due to the recent events in the field of cricket world cup. Pakistan is currently tied with India in fourth place. However, they will have to beat South Africa in their subsequent games if they want to progress to the semis. Ireland are the other team to beat who have also qualified for this tournament.
What will be interesting to watch is how cricket world rankings will be determined. This will be an interesting contest to watch. It will be an exciting test of strength between these two teams. If Pakistan can win this game and move to the semis, it would give them the confidence they need to secure a top placing finish in this year’s world cup.
One factor that many people are watching for is whether or not India’s batsmen can carry out a consistent effort against this Pakistani team. They have been known to score hundreds in a game, but have never been able to sustain for long enough to win a game. In the last few years, however, they have been scoring hundreds consistently but have not been able to win any of their games. This is important to watch for when deciding who will go to the cricket world cup.
As you can see, both teams have great players who are capable of winning a game. It will be interesting to see who will come out on top during this crucial game. Both teams have great cricketing talent in their own countries, so it will be a great battle of styles. This game is expected to be a real thriller and one that will provide fans with some real entertainment. All eyes will be on this fascinating clash of contrasting styles which will no doubt bring some real excitement during the next cricket world cup.