ICC WC 2023: England vs Pakistan: Preview & Prediction

The ICC Cricket World Cup is in its final week of the league phase and there are still one spot up for grab as Australia are all but certain to take the third spot. As many as three teams still have a realistic chance of making it to the top four with New Zealand and Pakistan being the front runners. In this aspect, the 44th match of the tournament between Pakistan and England becomes crucial for Pakistan. In this article, we will look at all the aspects of the match.


It has been a forgetful tournament for the defending champions having won just one game. The Jos Butler-led side is on the verge of missing out on the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan. It has been one of those tournament where nothing has gone right for England. They still have a few matches to display their true potential


For Pakistan, it has been a typical ICC tournament with them almost getting eliminated after losing to Afghanistan to winning back-to-back matches to stay in the hunt for a place in the top four. One man who has been the key for Pakistan in the last couple of matches is Fakhar Zaman. The left-hander has been on song since making a comeback and Pakistan would like him to continue his form

Possible Playing 11

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood 

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf.


England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Brydon Carse, Harry Brook, Gus Atkinson

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Head to Head in ODIs


Top Run Scorers in England vs Pakistan - ODIs

ENGEoin Morgan242383051.8791.006/1107*
PAKJaved Miandad272799147.1960.2710/1113

Top Wicket Takers in England vs Pakistan - ODIs

ENGChris Woakes13133020.505.644/1
PAKShoaib Akhtar18183424.175.042/1

Top Run Scorers in England vs Pakistan - ODI World Cup

ENGAlan Lamb5515652.0073.230/075*
PAKJaved Miandad8818230.3356.172/067

Top Wicket Takers in England vs Pakistan - ODI World Cup

ENGIan Botham55725.573.370/0
PAKAbdul Qadir44723.714.081/0

Head To Head in ODI World Cup

Matches Played10
ENG Won4
PAK Won5
No Result1
First Played16 June 1979
Last Played3 June 2019 

Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Butler
Batter: Babar Azam, Dawid Malan, Fakhar Zaman (C), and Joe Root
Allrounder: Iftikhar Ahmed, Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Chris Woakes, Shaheen Afridi (VC), Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Pitch Report

The Pitch at Eden Gardens tends to assist the spinners in the first innings but becomes easy to bat during the second innings with the ball coming on the bat nicely. 

The team batting first needs to score at least 280 runs

Match Result Prediction

We predict Pakistan to win the match

Match Information

Match: England vs Pakistan
Tournament: ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023
Match No:  44
Day and Date: Saturday 11 November 2023
Venue:  Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Points Table after 37th Match

TeamPlayedWonLostNet run-ratePointsMaximum points
India (Q)8802.4561618
South Africa (Q)8621.3761214
New Zealand8440.398810
Sri Lanka725-1.16248
Bangladesh (E)716-1.44626
England (E)716-1.50426

Teams are split on points, then by the number of wins, and then by the net run rate. The top four qualify for the semi-finals

Chances of qualifying for semi-finals (according to CricViz and up to date as of 5 November):

 South Africa 100%, India 100%, Australia 97%, New Zealand 59%, Afghanistan 23%, Pakistan 20%, Sri Lanka 0.4%.

Top run-scorers at the 2023 Cricket World Cup after 37th Match

1. Quinton de Kock (South Africa) - 550 runs
2. Virat Kohli (India) - 543
3. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand) - 523
4. Rohit Sharma (India) - 442
5. David Warner (Australia) - 428

Top wicket-takers at the 2023 Cricket World Cup after 37th Match

1. Adam Zampa (Australia) - 19 wickets
2. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) - 18
3. Marco Jansen (South Africa) - 17
= 4. Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan) - 16
= 4. Mohammad Shami (India) - 16
5. Jasprit Bumrah (India) - 15

Cover Credits: ESPNofficial

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