England vs Pakistan: From Ben Stokes to Babar Azam, top 5 players to watch out for in upcoming white-ball series: England and Pakistan will play white-ball series comprising 3 ODI’s and as likely T20I’s starting from July 8. Ahead of the clash in Cardiff, team England had to announce their fresh squad after three members of the original squad were found COVID positive. Ben Stokes will lead the England side in this series against Pakistan.
Here at InsideSport, we look at recent performances of players of both teams to pick the potential players who would be interesting to watch out.
England vs Pakistan: Ben Stokes
The skipper of Three Lions, he is known for his devastating batting form which often turns tables in England’s favor. His noteworthy batting stats- average 40.83 (ODI’s) and 20.09 (T20I’s) and lethal bowling economy- 6.02 (ODI’s) and 8.78 (T20I’s) fairly vouch for his potential. Though he is donning England jersey after long following his broken finger injury, he will still be an exciting watch for the players.
England vs Pakistan: Dawid Malan
An underdog in the Three Lions, Malan’s bat talks for him. Purely, he is a white-ball specialist, and his astonishing numbers- 45.0 (ODI average) and 47.39 (T20I average) cement his position in limited over. Though he had a comparatively off-color show against Sri Lanka (Average- 29 in 3 T20I’s), he will have to shoulder responsibilities against Pakistan in the absence of isolation-bound England players.
England vs Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan
The wicketkeeper-batsman of Pakistan, Rizwan would be a likely pick over his mate Sarfaraz Ahmed and exciting to watch out. His praiseworthy T20I figures (average 44.37) speak of his consistency and exciting show with the bat. His sublime form in his recent stint against Zimbabwe (average 186) and in the preceding series against South Africa (average 73.50) makes him a likely choice to watch out for.
England vs Pakistan: Babar Azam
The captain for Men in Green, Babar Azam’s batting skills make him a crucial watch across formats of the game. Azam has noteworthy numbers (56.84) ODI average and 47.33 (T20I) average. His deceptive batting skills showcased in the series against Zimbabwe (ODI) and Zimbabwe (T20I) make him a potential player to watch out in the upcoming clash.
England vs Pakistan: Mohammad Hasnain
The Pakistani player has been a gripping watch courtesy of his disciplined bowling. His stats- 6.41 (ODI Economy), 12 wickets (8 matches) and 7.3 (T20I) economy, 13 wickets (14 matches) show him a haven for the white ball format.