England V Pakistan – Group B

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Cricket World Twenty20, Group B, The Brit Oval 17.30

Holland could take their place in the Super Eight’s today without bowling a ball! Who would have thought that you would read or hear that statement 3 days into the tournament? After Friday nights result that is exactly where the group stands, as anything other than a win for England is no use and even then it might not be enough.

In digging themselves out of this hole England have picked Dimi Mascarenhas, Graeme Swann and Kevin Pietersen, Adil Rashid retains his place as England go with two spinners.

Pakistan have no form at all in losing both their warm up games but with Pakistan teams in the past I wouldn’t be reading too much into those results.

Pakistan have won the toss and will bowl.

Teams

Pakistan – Salman Butt, Ahmad Shahzad, Kamran Akmal (WK), Younus Khan (C), Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Mohammad Amir, Saeed Ajmal

England – Ravi Bopara, Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood (C), Dimitri Mascarenhas, James Foster (WK), Adil Rashid, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Cricket Betting Odds

England are Evens with Totesport
Pakistan are 10/11 with Blue Square, 888sport, Sky Bet and William Hill.