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After winning the series in style, England is all set to take on Pakistan in the third test at National Stadium, Karachi, on December 17. The pitch offers amazing batting conditions and assistance for pace bowlers, so it will likely be a competitive game.
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Pakistan vs. England, 3rd Test: Match Preview
Both teams had a good outing in Multan, and the match was alive for both sides until the last ball. Pakistan could have levelled the series, but England clearly outplayed them in the final innings.
England has already sealed the series, but the third test has much to offer to fans, as both sides will play freely, and the players will get a chance to express themselves.
England has been following an aggressive approach under Ben Stokes, and the batters can put a massive total on the scoreboard on this track. However, the hosts also have top-class bowlers who know how to test the batters.
If Naseem Shah is fit, he will likely make a comeback and provide more balance to the team. We don’t expect any other big changes to the Babar Azam-led team.
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Ali/Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed, and Zahid Mahmood.
As of now, England has no injury-related concerns, and they are likely to stick to the winning combination. Unless they decide to let Ben Foakes or some other rested player gain some experience in away matches, we expect the same playing X1 as the last match.
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Will Jacks, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, and James Anderson
Who Will Win: Pakistan vs. England, 3rd Test?
Ben Stokes-led England has already won the series, and the team did exceptionally well in both outings. They will look for a clean sweep, but Pakistan won’t let them win without putting up a fight.
Even though Pakistan can’t win the series, they will enter the third test as favourites, and we are predicting another competitive match with Pakistan claiming a victory.
Pakistan will enter the last test as favourites with odds of 2.3, and England will staff off with odds of 2.5.
Top bowler/wicket-taker– first innings (Pakistan)
The young gun Abrar Ahmed was the standout bowler from Pakistan in the second test. He got 11 wickets (7, 4) in the match and helped restrict the visitors to a small total. We expect him to do well in the next match, and he is our top pick for this category.
Top bowler/wicket-taker– first innings (England)
James Anderson took 3 wickets in the last test (1, 2), and he will also test the batters in Karachi. He has the ability to strike early and will likely do well on this track. We expect him to be the leading wicket-taker for England in the first innings.
Top batter/run-scorer- first innings (Pakistan)
Skipper Babar Azam was unlucky in the second innings of the last test and couldn’t deliver. However, he did well in the first innings and was the top run-scorer for Pakistan. We expect him to score big on this track, and he is our top pick for this category.
Top batter/run-scorer- first innings (England)
England has a strong batting line-up, and any batter can score big on a given day. Joe Root hasn’t been in his best form in this series, as the aggressive approach other players are following doesn’t suit him well. But match-winners like him know how to bounce back, and we expect him to be the top-scorer for England in the first innings.
Player to score a 50- first innings
The amazing batting conditions in Karachi will allow batters to get a good start in the first innings, and a big total is expected. It means there will likely be some good knocks. Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Joe Root, and Ben Duckett are our top picks for this category.
Player of the match
Babar Azam has been giving match-winning performances for the team for a long time now. Pakistan will need his contribution to avoid a clean sweep, and we expect him to score big in both innings. He is our pick for the player of the match award.
England has already won the series, but the 3rd test will likely be competitive. Both teams have nothing to lose now and will look to give their best. It won’t be easy for Pakistan to claim a victory, but we expect them to end up on the winning side after a tough battle.
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