England plays Pakistan in the fifth and final ODI of the series at Cardiff tomorrow. This is a dead and buried rubber for all practical purposes. England are leading the series 4-0. The only interest in the series, other than the routine statistical significance of an international cricket, is in finding out whether England can make it 5-0. Can Pakistan deny England’s quest for a whitewash? You can have your say in cricket betting, but at the moment, Pakistan looks a lost case.
Preview – England
England look miles ahead of Pakistan in the ODI arena in virtually every aspect of the game. Their bowling, led by Chris Woakes, has been accurate and penetrative. Their fielding is still not in the league of Australia, but against Pakistan they looked like superhumans on the field. England’s most obvious advantage is their batting. They bat long and deep. Almost all of them chipped in with useful contributions. One match, it would be Alex Hales, at another match it would be Joe Root. If all the others fail, Moin Ali or Ben Stokes would put their hands up. It has been a terrific series for England all round. They will be keen to finish it on a winning note.
Preview – Pakistan
Pakistan failed to perform consistently and collectively. There have been some good individual performances sporadically, from Azhar Ali, Imad Wasim and Sarfraz Ahmed. But those performances were not good enough to stop the England dominance. Pakistan’s biggest let down has been their bowling. Even the lower order English batsmen managed to hit them out consistently in somewhat helpful bowling conditions.
When trying cricket betting, keep in mind that it is going to be another exhibition of ODI skills from the England team. Pakistan look down and out at the moment. England are likely to make it 5-0, unless they become too complacent.
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