England vs. Pakistan: Fifth ODI Preview
England vs. Pakistan: Fifth ODI Preview

England and Pakistan will face off in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series in Leeds on Sunday. The home side have already clinched the series with 12-run, six-wicket and three-wicket wins in Southampton, Bristol and Nottingham this game is all about playing for pride and final World Cup preparation. Both teams have faced each other three times at the venue where it is clearly advantage England who emerged victorious in all of the three encounters.

Headingley in Leeds will be used as the venue for the contest which will be hosting its 41st ODI on Sunday. Highest team score of 339-6 at the venue in a 50-over contest was registered by the home side in the match against South Africa in 2017 whereas the lowest score of 93 was also registered by the hosts in the match against Australia in 1975. Highest individual score in an ODI was 152, registered by Sri Lanka's legendary all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya in 2006, whereas best bowling figures of 7-36 was registered by Pakistan's Waqar Younis in 2001.

There will be more than one change expected in the playing eleven of the home side as captain Eoin Morgan will return after completing one-match ban for slow over rate, whereas Jason Roy might swap places with Jonny Bairstow, which means there might be another chance for James Vince to showcase his talent at the big stage.

On the other hand, the visitors will be extremely disappointed after losing the series and more

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Azeem Siddiqui
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