By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 04, 2020 18:22 IST
England Vs Pakistan 1st Test Match Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, Weather Forecast & Pitch Report

Pakistan will be the third team, playing in England after West Indies & Ireland amid Pandemic. Pakistan has reached a month before the series begins & have gone necessary quarantine & various other safety measures.  

The first match will start from 5th August at 3:30PM (IST)  

Dream XI Prediction for 1st Test Match 

Wicket Keeper: Jos Buttler 

Batsman: Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Joe Root, Ollie Pope 

All Rounder: Ben Stokes (Captain)  

Bowler: Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, James Anderson, Jofra Archer (Vice Captain), Stuart Broad  

Probable Playing XI:  

England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson 

Pakistan: Shah Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naeem Shah 

Weather Forecast: The weather will be pretty good, but it may rain a bit in the morning on the first day. Maximum temperature is expected to be 22°C, minimum temperature will be 16°C & there is 56% chances of rain showers during the day. 

Pitch Report: The Old Trafford provided great assistance to the bowlers in both tests against West Indies. Dry conditions might prompt Pakistan to play spinners & given the Trafford pitch usually turns & bounces.   

Fixtures: All the matches will start from 3:30PM (IST) 

5-9 August      - 1st Test Old Trafford Manchester 

13 - 17 August - 2nd Test Rose Bowl Southampton 

21-25 August – 3rd Test Rose Bowl Southampton  

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