England Lead Predictions at Short Odds to Beat Pakistan in 1st Home Test.
Fresh off their victory over the West Indies to clinch the Wisden Trophy (soon to be renamed the Richards–Botham Trophy), England are back as favorites to beat tourists Pakistan in their upcoming Test series.
Their 2-1 win over the West Indies might have been more labored than many expected, but the lessons learnt en route to that success were worth any short-lived tension.
Oddsmakers would appear to agree England look worthy of the favorites tag for the upcoming clash against Pakistan. The hosts are listed as -200 (1.50) frontrunners to win the first test at Old Trafford, while New Jersey customers can back the travelling team at +500 (6.00) with Borgata.
England vs. Pakistan 1st Test Info
- Dates: August 6-9
- Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
- TV Info: Willow TV
England vs. Pakistan Prediction
Morale will be on a high after Stuart Broad and James Anderson united to form a strong English front by the time their battle with the West Indies was over, despite starting off the series separated.
Broad became the seventh player in Test history to take 500 wickets at this level on the last day against the West Indies, and Sky Sports confirmed he’d retained his place in the 14-man squad for their upcoming clash with Pakistan:
💥 BREAKING NEWS… 💥— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 29, 2020
👉 England name an unchanged 14-man squad for next week's first #EngvPak Test after regaining the Wisden Trophy. 🏆
Join us on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30am next Wednesday. 📺📱💻
This series will form part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, with three T20 internationals to follow at the end of August. It’s a demanding schedule that could prove wearisome for the tourists so far from home.
Azhar Ali will captain a Pakistan team hoping to improve upon the results of previous touring squads in 2016 and 2018, both of which ended in draws.
Prediction: England to win 1st Test (and series)
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