England vs Pakistan ICC World Cup 2011 Warm up Match Updates

18 Feb

England vs Pakistan (Eng vs Pak) ICC World Cup 2011 warm up live match will kick off on 18 February at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Bangladesh at 8.30 GMT and 14.30 IST.

This is the last match of the warm up matches and two better teams will fight for last time before group matches starts.

England played their first warm up match against Canada. England won that match with just 16 runs, Canada team have almost registered their first win against big team. England will open their innings with Kevin Pietersen as he need to fire to place England in a commanding position. The England top order batsman is struggling to come in to form and score some good runs. Jonathan Trott and Matt Prior looked in good touch in their innings against Canada. England bowlers looked in great form as they defend decent score and won the match. Pakistan is much better team than Canada they need to fight hard if they have to win this match.

Pakistan has played their first warm up game against Bangladesh. Pakistan won by 89 runs, their batting order looks solid with the likes of Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq and Umar Akmal. Ahmed Shahzad and Misbah-ul-Haq have scored centuries in this match. Both of them have different approach towards the game one is aggressive and the other is very calm. Pakistan bowling unit is filled with experience and young players performing well.

England Team:
Andrew Strauss (c), Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Matt Prior(wk), Ravi Bopara, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Ajmal Shahzad, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy.

Pakistan Team:
Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (wk), Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (c), Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Akhtar, Asad Shafiq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan.

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