In the previous match, Pakistan lost the match by 7 wickets. After being blasted apart by West Indies in their opening game, Pakistan will look to make amends, especially in their batting, and aim for a comeback when they take on hot-favorites England in their second World Cup at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
And finally, the breakthrough arrives. Fakhar Zaman plays and misses at a ball from Moeen Ali. Pakistan is 108/1 in 19 overs. The 82-run stand between Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq was the third highest partnership for Pakistan against England in the World Cup.
The pitch of Trent Bridge Nottingham is helpful for bowlers to take wickets easily because of the pitch contains a little bit of bounce pace but will not be helpful for Spinners. So, the team England won the toss and they elected to the ball first to use the pitch and take wickets earlier.
There was no chance of rain in the early morning but in the afternoon the due to cloudy weather temperature decreases to 17 degree Celcius and humidity is the 40s to 60s.
Johny Bairstow (Eng), Fakhar Zaman (Pak)
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman