PAK vs ENG 2nd Test Prediction 09 Dec 2022
2nd Test Match
- Date: 2022-12-09
- Start Time: 22:00
- Location: Multan International Cricket Stadium, Multan, Pakistan
- Tournament: Test Series
- Format: Test Matches
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
England achieved one of the most historic wins in the Test format of cricket as they defeated Pakistan in the first game. From Day 1, England had clear plans and had a firm determination to defeat the hosts at their home ground. In the history of Pakistan cricket, it was their first defeat at the Rawalpindi stadium.
- The hosts will be low on confidence after suffering a defeat by 74 runs in the first game
- England has good depth in their batting lineup
- The quality of England’s bowling has suddenly shown some positive qualities at the Rawalpindi pitch
PAK vs ENG – 2nd Test – Venue Details
Venue: Multan International Cricket Stadium, Multan, Pakistan
Date: 9th December 2022
Time: 10.00 PM (IST)
PAK vs ENG – 2nd Test – Team Previews
The men in green gave a tough fight in the first test against England but the end result went against them. There is a high possibility that Pakistan might change their playing XI for the 2nd Test. Babar Azam and his men will be low on confidence but they have the benefit of playing at the home pitch.
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul Haq, and skipper Babar Azam were at their best in the first inning and the trio scored individual centuries. However, there was no other batter who came close to them and they were losing wickets at the other end. In the second Test, Pakistan needs to have a strong partnership among their batters to make sure they don’t lose the series.
The biggest blow in Pakistan’s camp is the shoulder injury of Haris Rouf. He will be absent in the second fixture and his absence will hurt Pakistan’s bowling lineup deeply. Shaheen Afridi’s absence is also visible in the team as they don’t have an aggressive wicket-taker.
Multan pitch might turn out against England as it’s inclined towards the pace bowling attack. Rawalpindi’s pitch was in complete support of the batsmen and hence England’s batters did a great job and their opening lineup performed to the top of their class.
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, captain Ben Stokes, rookie Harry Brook and wicket-keeper Ollie Pope will be expected to continue the momentum and score run with the same pace. Harry Brook is turning out to be an exceptional player for the English squad in all the formats of the game.
On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of right-arm fast-bowlers Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, James Anderson and the spin duo of Jack Leach and Will Jacks to produce timely breakthroughs.
PAK vs ENG – 2nd Test – Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman/.Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Mir Hamza, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jamie Overton, Will Jacks Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
PAK vs ENG – 2nd Test – Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for all five days is sunny and the game won’t be interrupted. Multan pitch is known for its support to the pace attack at the same time supports the batter as the bowl gets a good bounce. The toss-winning team should opt to bat first as the pitch will turn after the third day and might become unpredictable.
PAK vs ENG – 2nd Test – Match Prediction
The first game witnessed a thrilling competition between both teams. Pakistan did have a good run and they will be motivated to score a win in the second fixture. We predict Pakistan’s win in the second game.