Pakistan v England 1st Test Match Tips


Pakistan vs England Match Details

  • Date: 2022-12-01
  • Start Time: 10:30
  • Location: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
  • Tournament: England tour of Pakistan 2022
  • Format: Test Matches
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • Pakistan will be playing their first series following the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
  • England are coming after playing a three-match ODI series against Australia that saw them lose by 0-3.
  • England have won 26 Test matches against the Men in Green while the latter have emerged victorious 21 times. 

The finalist of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup are all set to again lock horns with each other but this time in the longest format of the game. The first Test of the three-match series between Pakistan and England will be conducted from December 01 to December 05 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. Before the World Cup, the two teams had played against each other in the seven-match T20I series.

The series saw England defeating the Men in Green by 4-3. England dominated Pakistan in the T20 World Cup final as well. They scored a victory by five wickets owing to a stunning performance by the ball to lift the illustrious trophy. England will be buzzing with confidence during the Test series.

They are enjoying a brilliant ride under the leadership of Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. In the summer this year, the Englishmen won seven out of eight Test matches. Pakistan, on the other hand, will have a massive advantage due to home conditions. It will not be easy for the visitors to play on the spin-friendly surfaces. 

Pakistan failed to make a mark in their last Test match. In their game against Sri Lanka in July, they suffered a massive loss by 246 runs.

Pakistan vs England Tips

Player of the Match: Babar Azam

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: England tour of Pakistan 2022
  • Date: 2022-12-01
  • Best Odds: 6.5 @ Indibet

The Pakistan cricket team will be relying on their captain Babar Azam to take them home in the first Test of the three-match series. Azam has a stunning record in the longest format of the game. In 42 matches, he has smacked 3122 runs at an average of 47.3 and a strike rate of 53.57. The skipper also has seven hundred and 23 fifties to his name. The home conditions are also expected to make the work of Babar Azam easier and thus we are expecting a stellar performance from the batter.

Top England batter: Joe Root

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: England tour of Pakistan 2022
  • Date: 2022-12-01
  • Best Odds: 4.5 @ Dafabet

In the last two years, Jos Root has been the force to reckon with in the purest format of the game. The former skipper has scored the most runs for his team in Tests while playing both at home and overseas in the last two years. Root has an astonishing 10,504 runs under his belt in just 124 matches. The batter has maintained an average of 50.02 while also hitting 54 fifties and 28 centuries. Root will form the backbone of England’s bowling line-up in the match starting from Thursday.

Top wicket-taker of the match: James Anderson

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: England tour of Pakistan 2022
  • Date: 2022-12-01
  • Best Odds: 4.0 @ 10Cric

In the absence of Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi and England’s Mark Wood, the seamer James Anderson will be the best bowler to take the field on Thursday. The experienced seamer has picked 667 wickets so far in the Test format from 175 matches. England will be heavily relying on the 40-year-old to give a tough competition to Pakistan’s decorated batting line-up.