The second Test between Pakistan and England will begin on Friday at Multan Cricket Stadium.
The Men in Green will enter this match with low confidence after suffering a crushing defeat by 74 runs in the first Test at Rawalpindi.
England, on the other hand, will enter this match full of confidence after a flawless performance in the first Test against Pakistan. Ben Stokes, the captain, will be hoping that his team can deliver with bat and ball.
The 2nd Test between Pakistan vs England will take place on December 9th, 2022 at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test, England Tour of Pakistan 2022
Date: December 09, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Following a disappointing performance in the first Test of the series, few changes to the playing XI are possible.
Leg-spinner Zahid Mehmood struggled on a pitch that provided little for spinners, and he is likely to be replaced by left-arm spinner Nauman Ali.
Mohammad Ali also had an average performance on a twisting track, and the team management may include experienced Hasan Ali in the starting XI. Haris Rauf suffered a shoulder injury and will be replaced in the starting XI by Mir Hamza.
In the batting department, the home team will rely on captain Babar Azam, openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq veteran Azhar Ali, as well as in-form batsman Saud Shakeel, to score the majority of the runs.
On the bowling front, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, and left-arm spinner Naumann Ali will be expected to produce timely breakthroughs.
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Shan Masood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Nauman Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Abrar Ahmed
Possible Playing XI:
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman/.Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Mir Hamza, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali
England, on the other hand, is expected to make changes to their starting lineup after assessing the pitch conditions in Multan.
England will rely heavily on in-form Joe Root, openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett, captain Ben Stokes, rookie Harry Brook, and wicket-keeper Ollie Pope to deliver the majority of the runs.
Harry Brook was England’s standout batsman in his only second Test match. Brook scored his first century for the visitors in the first innings. Harry Brook scored 87 off 65 balls in the second innings, with eleven boundaries and three sixes.
Right-arm fast bowlers Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, and James Anderson, as well as spin duo Jack Leach and Will Jacks, will be expected to produce timely breakthroughs.
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Liam Livingstone, Will Jacks, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Keaton Jennings, Ben Foakes, Jamie Overton, Rehan Ahmed, Mark Wood
Possible Playing XI:
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jamie Overton, Will Jacks Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
Pakistan vs England Head to Head
Three of England’s last five Tests against Pakistan have ended in victories. In Rawalpindi, they won the first Test by 74 runs.
Pakistan vs England Head to Head Stats in Tests
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Pakistan vs England Toss Prediction
Both teams will be eager to win the toss, bat first, and score more than 400 runs. At Multan Cricket Stadium, the first innings score is usually around 340 runs.
Pakistan vs England Pitch Report
The second Test of the series between Pakistan and England will be held at Multan Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan defeated England by 22 runs in a Test match played in Multan in 2005.
The Multan Test wicket is expected to provide an exciting battle between bat and ball. The bowlers may benefit from this surface. The weather forecast for the entire five-day Test match is sunny intervals with light winds.
Pakistan vs England Prediction
Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, and Ollie Pope are all in top form, with strike rates of over 70. England’s bowling was also impressive, with James Anderson and Ollie Robinson doing the majority of the damage. Pakistan’s batters must step up or else the second Test will go in the same direction. As with the first Test, it would be prudent to back Joe Root and his team. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
England is the favourite to beat Pakistan at the odds of 1.95.
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England is expected to build on its success in the first Test and win the series in the second. Ollie Pope is in excellent form and is widely regarded as the best first-innings batsman in the market.