Pakistan is looking forward to its last round-robin league match against England in the upcoming 43rd ODI ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday 11th November 2023.
Luckily Pakistan won its last ODI against New Zealand by 22 runs (DLS Method) and once again hoping for the best to end up in the semifinal against India.
No other team’s match will compare to the excitement level of the India vs Pakistan match in the semifinal. Pakistan is right behind New Zealand with eight points and +0.036 NRR in the World Cup points table.
Pakistan’s semifinal chances depend upon his last match against the last World Cup Champion England who are already out of the tournament this year. If New Zealand wins today’s match against Sri Lanka, then Pakistan has to win the last match with a bigger margin to compete for the NRR.
England is already out of the 2023 World Cup with six matches lost out of eight matches. So it is a dead rubber for England whether they lose or win, but for Pakistan, their fate for the semifinal ticket depends upon this match.
So let’s get into the details of Pakistan and England’s previous head-to-head matches and records.
Pakistan vs England Head-to-Head ODI Records:
Pakistan and England played 91 matches in the ODI cricket format. Out of 91 matches, England defeated Pakistan 56 times and lost 32 matches against Pakistan. Three matches had no result.
The table below shows the record of PAK vs ENG head-to-head records –
|Matches||Pakistan Won||England Won||Tie||NR|
Eden Garden Stadium Pitch Report
Eden Gardens pitch is famous for its bounce, made from the black soil that helps the ball bounce more. This is the only stadium in India that uses black soil to make the pitch bouncy. Eden Gardens stadium is perfect for the batsmen but as the match progresses further spinners have the ball in their court.
Talking about the weather report for the Pak vs Eng match will be sunny on Saturday at Eden Gardens. The weather forecast for the temperature will be 32 degrees.
Eden Gardens Stadium ODI Records
Eden Gardens Stadium had witnessed 38 ODI matches from which 22 matches were won by the team who batted first and 15 matches were won by the team bowling first. One match had no result.
|Won Batting First||22|
|Won Bowling First||15|
|Average First Innings Score||248|
|Average Second Innings Score||198|
|Highest Team Totals||404/5 by IND vs SL|
|Lowest team Totals||63/10 by IDNW vs ENGW|
Best Players of Pakistan vs England
Pakistan Best Players
Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique, and Imam-ul-Haq are some of the top-order batsmen of the Pakistani team. Talking about bowling side pacers, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, and spinners Iftikhar Ahmed have most of the responsibility in the upcoming match.
England Best Players
England’s Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan did an exceptional job in their last match against the Netherlands. Ben Stokes hit a ton and Malan scored 87 runs in 74 deliveries. Talking about bowlers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, both took 3-3 wickets for the Netherlands.
The PAK vs ENG match is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday 11th November.