England hold a 1-0 lead in their One Day International Series with Pakistan ahead of the Second ODI at Lord’s on Saturday. The hosts cruised to a 44-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method in a rain-interrupted match at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday and they are odds on for this next outing at ‘The Home of Cricket’…
- England have won only 2 of their past 11 one day international matches at Lord’s
- England have lost their past 3 ODI matches at Lord’s
- Joe Root averages 54.58 in international cricket at Lord’s
|Saturday 27th August – 10.30am||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
|England v Pakistan 2nd ODI|
| England to hit most sixes
|@ 8 / 11||
|Joe Root top England batsman||@ 10 / 3||
|Chris Woakes top England bowler||@ 7 / 2||
England are 1/3 odds on for the win but that price makes little appeal for the purposes of this preview as they can be so inconsistent in the 50-over format of the sport. They may have cruised to victory in the First ODI earlier in the week but the rain was very much their ally as it halted Pakistan’s momentum at a crucial time in their innings and it then curtailed the match just when England were stuttering towards the end.
Furthermore, England have won just two of their past eleven ODI’s at Lord’s, losing each of the last three in a row, and Pakistan might be worth a look at a best price 9/4 (Betway).
The tourists, who went to number one in the Test rankings off the back of their 2-2 draw with England earlier this summer, may have lost six of their last seven one day internationals but they have won three of their last four international matches against England at Lord’s in all formats, including their hugely impressive Test victory here in July…
Woakes To Prosper
Chris Woakes was one of the few England players to come out of the Lord’s Test match with any credit last month as he weighed in with an eleven wicket haul. Woakes bowled beautifully again at the Ageas Bowl as his golden summer continues and he is 7/2 to be top England bowler on Saturday (Ladbrokes).
It is with the bat that England are most impressive though as they have hit more sixes in ODI cricket than any other country since May of last year and they are 8/11 to hit more sixes than Pakistan this week (Paddy Power).
The hosts boast an enviable array of talent in their batting line-up, with Jason Roy in great touch and Alex Hales capable when he hits his straps.
It is Joe Root who is 10/3 to be top England batsman this weekend (Ladbrokes) after scoring an impressive 61 in the First ODI and he does average 54.58 with the bat in all international cricket at Lord’s.
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