ABU DHABI, UAE (Feb. 13) – After being outclassed by Pakistan in the Test series England certainly had a tough task ahead to prove their presence in the ODI series starting today. It will be interesting to see the strategy of England as they are set to face Pakistan in the first of the 4-match ODI series today here at Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium.
|England have no way out in the ODI series opener today at Abu Dhabi|
In the current series, the Pakistan’s squad for the four ODIs against England is a very balanced one with the right blend of fine batsmen, quality all-rounders and world class bowlers. While Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq bring their experience into play in the middle order, Pakistan also have talented youngsters like Imran Farhat, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal and Azhar Ali.
The presence of all-rounders like Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik provides the added strength to both batting and the bowling departments.
Although England has been thrashed by Pakistan in the Test series but the presence of youngsters like Craig Kieswetter, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow promises to add some freshness to the English batting, which has loads of difficulties in facing quality spin attack from Pakistan during Test series.
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