PAK vs ENG: England will lock horns against Pakistan in the 2nd Test of the England tour of Pakistan, 2022 on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.
After being dominated by England in the first Test at Rawalpindi, Pakistan will look to level the Test series when they take on Ben Stokes and company at Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday, December 9.
The Babar Azam-led side was swatted aside by the visitors, who looked far superior with their tactics in the first Test. With the express pacer Mark Wood returning to the team and the likes of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson being in exceptional form, England will once again fancy a win in this match as well.
As for Pakistan, they suffered another injury setback as their young pacer Naseem Shah picked up a shoulder injury and is expected to rule out of the second Test. The home team is already without the services of their star pacers Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, and with Naseem also missing out, Pakistan will chop out their chances against the visitors, especially on the bowling front.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 2nd Test of the England tour of Pakistan, 2022.
PAK vs ENG Match Details
- Match: Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test
- Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
- Time: 10:30 AM (IST) | 5:00 AM (GMT) | 10:00 AM (Local)
- Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Pitch Report For PAK vs ENG, 2nd Test
The pitch at Multan Cricket Stadium will offer great help to the batters. The Pacers will have to grind hard to pick wickets at this venue. Do not expect the conditions to ease out for the bowlers. The team winning the toss should look to bat first and make use of the conditions upfront.
Pitch Stats of Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan For PAK vs ENG, 2nd Test
- Total matches played: 5
- Matches won batting first: 2
- Matches won bowling first: 2
- Average 1st Inns scores: 344
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 427
- Average 3rd Inns scores: 264
- Average 4th Inns scores: 218
- Highest total recorded: 675/5 (161.5 Ov) by IND vs PAK
- Lowest total recorded: 134/10 (41.1 Ov) by BAN vs PAK
Probable Playing XI For PAK vs ENG, 2nd Test
Pakistan Playing XI
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (C), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Ali/Hasan Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Nauman Ali.
England Playing XI
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (WK), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (C), Will Jacks, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
Stats of Pakistan & England Form in Last 5 Matches
PAK vs ENG Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for 2nd Test of England tour of Pakistan, 2022
1. Imam ul Haq
The Pakistan opener played with a lot of responsibility in the Rawalpindi Test and scored 121 and 48 in the 1st and 2nd innings respectively. He will be one of the best batters for your PAK vs ENG Dream11 fantasy team.
2. Harry Brook
The young batting sensation is enjoying his time in Pakistan. He clobbered the Pakistan bowlers all over the park, scoring 153 runs in the 1st innings in just 116 balls, and backed it with another top knock of 87 runs in the 2nd innings. He will be a safe pick for your PAK vs ENG Dream11 fantasy team.
3. James Anderson
The age-defying pacer from England showed why he is still one of the greatest in business. He bagged a sensational five-wicket haul in the first innings and came back stronger in the second innings to wreck the batting lineup of Pakistan, picking a four-wicket haul.
PAK vs ENG Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For 2nd Test
|Player||Stats (This Series)|
|Harry Brook||240 Runs|
|Zak Crawley||172 Runs|
|Babar Azam||140 Runs|
|Ollie Pope||123 Runs|
|Joe Root||96 Runs|
|Will Jacks||6 Wickets & 54 Runs|
|Zahid Mahmood||6 Wickets & 18 Runs|
|Ollie Robinson||5 Wickets & 37 Runs|
|James Anderson||5 Wickets & 6 Runs|
|Ben Stokes||41 Runs & 1 Wicket|
PAK vs ENG Captaincy Picks For 2nd Test Between Pakistan vs England
- Ben Stokes
- Harry Brook
- Babar Azam
PAK vs ENG Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For 2nd Test
Pakistan vs England – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Ollie Pope
- Batters: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Zak Crawley, Harry Brook
- All-Rounders: Ben Stokes
- Bowlers: James Anderson, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Zahid Mahmood
- Captain: Harry Brook
- Vice-Captain: Babar Azam
Pakistan vs England – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Ben Duckett, Mohammad Rizwan
- Batters: Joe Root, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Harry Brook
- All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Will Jacks
- Bowlers: James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Zahid Mahmood
- Captain: Ben Stokes
- Vice-Captain: Imam-ul-Haq
PAK vs ENG Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
England is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.