ICC Champions Trophy | Eng v/s Pak preview: Will Morgan’s well-balanced team continue unbeaten streak?
England will fancy their chances of extending the search for an elusive major global ODI silverware despite drawing a mercurial Pakistan in the first semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday.
Three-time World Cup finalists England have been trying for the past 42 years to lay claim to a trophy in a major 50 -over tournament.
In Eoin Morgan’s well-balanced unit, the world sees a chance for England to realise their dream.
Notwithstanding Pakistan’s remarkable turnaround after an embarrassing loss to arch-rivals India in their tournament opener in Birmingham, hosts England will take to the field at Sophia Gardens with their nose ahead.
England have come a long way in a short space of time since a humiliating first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
They thrashed Pakistan 4-1 in a bilateral ODI series last year at home, including a world record score of 444 for three at Trent Bridge, which provides ample proof of their resurgence in recent times in a format they are still in the process of mastering.
In Ben Stokes, they have one of the world’s best all- rounder, who …read more