England vs Pakistan cricket matches have provided punters with some great entertainment over the years. In July 2021, both countries will meet on English soil once again. Before that happens, here's all you need to know about the two countries' cricketing history, their squads across both formats for the upcoming series, players to look out for, outright betting odds, betting tips and predictions, and much more!
Table of Contents
- Best Betting Sites for England vs Pakistan Betting
- Top 5 Betting Sites for England vs Pakistan Betting
- England vs Pakistan Series – Betting Odds, Schedule, Squads, & Latest News
- England vs Pakistan – Players to Look Out For
- Important Events in England & Pakistan Cricketing History
- Historic England vs Pakistan Matches & Head-to-Head Cricket Statistics
- England vs Pakistan 2021 FAQs
- ThePuntersPage Final Say
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England vs Pakistan Series – Betting Odds, Schedule, Squads, & Latest News
England and Pakistan are set to renew their rivalry on 8 July, 2021. The two cricketing nations will play a Test and the T20I series from 8 to 20 July, 2021. The last time they met on English soil in 2020, England won the first Test match by 3 wickets, with the second and third matches being drawn. The first T20I match was washed out, while the second match being won by England by 5 wickets, and the third by Pakistan by 5 runs.
Read on to learn all you need to know about the Pakistan tour of England in 2021!
England vs Pakistan 1st Test Winner – Betting Odds
England vs Pakistan Series Winner – Betting Odds
England vs Pakistan 2021 Schedule
Here is the schedule for the Test and T20I series:
|1||8 July, 2021||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||15:00 CET|
|2||10 July, 2021||Lord's, London||15:00 CET|
|3||13 July, 2021||Edgbaston, Birmingham||19:00 CET|
*Scheduled time may be subject to change
|1||16 July, 2021||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||15:00 CET|
|2||18 July, 2021||Headingley, Leeds||19:00 CET|
|3||20 July, 2021||Old Trafford, Manchester||19:00 CET|
*Scheduled time may be subject to change
England vs Pakistan Squads
Here are the squads that have been announced for the Test series:
We'll be updating this section with all the latest news developments about the England vs Pakistan 2021 tour, so check back soon!
Betting Tips & Predictions
The last time Pakistan played Test cricket on non-Asian soil, they were thoroughly beaten by a resurgent Australian side, losing both Tests by an innings. The conditions in England should prove to be a test for Pakistan’s batsmen.
We also suggest placing a Most Match Sixes bet on England, given their ability to clear the rope with ease. This is one of the safest bets that you can place. On that note, given their current form, you should also consider placing a To Win Outright bet on England for the T20I series.
bet365, Unibet, and Marathonbet are among the best online bookies for England vs Pakistan cricket. If you're looking to place in-play bets, you should check out our list of the best live streaming betting sites so that you can bet and watch the match live at the same time through the same service.
Popular Cricket Betting Markets
Here are a few of the most popular betting markets for England vs Pakistan cricket:
- To Win Outright
- To Win the Match
- Match Handicap
- Next Man Out
- Method of Dismissal
- Top Team Batsman
- Top Team Bowler
- A Fifty to Be Scored in the Match
- A Hundred to Be Scored in the Match
- Highest Individual Score
- Highest Opening Partnership
- Player of the Match
For more information on the best cricket betting markets, take a look at our guide to the best cricket betting sites available and find out what they have to offer.
England vs Pakistan – Players to Look Out For
Here are a few players who could play a decisive role in the 2021 Pakistan tour of England:
Ben Stokes is undoubtedly England’s most important player across all formats of the game. According to the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test All-rounders, Ben Stokes is the best all-rounder in the world at the time of writing, and he has proven time and again that he is a superstar.
He had an excellent Test series against West Indies, scoring a mountain of runs, picking up crucial wickets, and further cementing his status as one of the best fielders in the world. It is safe to say that Stokes will prove to be a worthy opponent for Pakistan in both the Test and T20I series.
England’s Test captain and premier batsman, Joe Root is one of the best batsmen in the world across all formats of the game. With an average over 48 in Test cricket and a more than a handy right-arm spinner, Root has been at the core of England’s cricketing prowess for many a year.
Having scored just 1 Test century against Pakistan so far, Root will hope to add to his tally and guide England to a win in the Test series versus Pakistan.
Jofra Archer is an imperious bowler, with all the talent in the world. Unlike most other bowlers who bowl over 140 km/hour, Archer does not come steaming in, yet bowls a fierce line and length, and has a bouncer that surprises even the best in the business.
Archer’s Test career is yet to reach the heights that it promises. A Pakistan team that has not played Test cricket for over 6 months is the perfect opposition to turn this promise into reality.
Pakistan’s ODI and T20I captain, and the best batsman by a country mile, Babar Azam has been compared to the likes of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. Illustrious company indeed! Azam’s batting technique oozes class and confidence, and he'll play a big part in Pakistan’s quest to win the Test series against England.
With just 26 Test matches under his belt, and exceeding pressure to lead Pakistan’s batting unit overseas, the 2021 Pakistan tour of England is the perfect opportunity for Azam to inspire Pakistan to success on English soil.
Mohammad Amir is no stranger to English bowling conditions, having played several Test matches in England and tormented English batsmen with his pace and swing.
While Amir will not be taking any part in the Test series against England, owing to his decision to retire from the longest format of the game, expect Amir to play a key role with the bowl in hand during the T20I series.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
At just 20 years of age, Shaheen Shah Afridi is one to watch, both for the present and the future. Afridi’s talent came to the fore during the ICC Cricket World 2019, where he picked up 16 wickets.
Afridi is a tall bowler, who bowls a good line and length at speeds of over 140 km/hour. In his fledgling Test career, he has picked up 30 wickets in 8 matches.
Important Events in England & Pakistan Cricketing History
Here are a few of the most important events in the cricketing history between England and Pakistan:
The first recorded instance of an English team comes from 1739, when a team of Englishmen played a match against the “Unconquerable County” of Kent, losing by a fine margin. England acquired Test status in 1877, when the team travelled to Australia to play the inaugural Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia won the Test match by a margin of 45 runs. Charles Bannerman of Australia scored the first Test century in the history of the game during this match.
Australia travelled to England in 1880, losing the first Test match contested on English soil.
In 1882, England lost to Australia at home. The Sporting Times reported the death of English cricket at The Oval, famously stating that “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.” Ivo Blight, the captain of England, vowed to “regain the ashes”, and did so during the 1882/83 tour, winning the series by a margin of 2-1.
The Ashes was thus born. In 1889, England played their first Test match against South Africa, at Port Elizabeth. With West Indies becoming the fourth nation to be granted Test status in 1928, England played three Test matches against them that very year, winning all matches by an innings.
England experienced remarkable success in the 2010s, winning a T20 World Cup and a Cricket World Cup. Overall, England has played 1025 Test matches, winning 373, losing 305, and drawing 347. England has won the Ashes on 32 occasions, and has played 746 ODI matches in all, winning on 375 occasions. They have also played 117 T20Is, winning on 58 occasions.
England has appeared in the final of the Cricket World Cup on four occasions, winning once in 2019. They won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010 and emerged as runners-up in 2016.
At the time of writing, England is the 4th-ranked team in Test cricket, the 1st ranked team in ODI cricket, and the 2nd–ranked team in T20I cricket, according to the latest ICC team rankings.
Pakistan attained Test status in 1952, following a recommendation given by India. Subsequently, they played their first Test series against India, their fiercest rivals, on Indian soil, losing 2-1 in the process.
The first time Pakistan toured England was in 1954, drawing the Test series 1-1. However, it is the 1992 World Cup that will always be fondly remembered by Pakistani fans. Pakistan played against England in the final, setting England a target of 250 for victory.
Pakistan also won the 2009 T20 World Cup. Shahid Afridi performed remarkably throughout the tournament, scoring match-winning half-centuries in both the semi-final and final, and picking up 11 wickets.
Currently, Pakistan is going through a period of stabilisation and change, following the retirements of key players like Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, and Mohammad Yousuf.
In all, Pakistan have played 428 Test matches, winning 138, losing 130, and drawing 160. They have also played 927 ODIs, winning 486, losing 413, and tying 8 (20 ended without a result).
The team has also played 151 T20Is (the most by any team in history), winning 92, losing 55, and tying 3. In their history, Pakistan has won each of the major ICC tournaments: the Cricket World Cup, the T20 World Cup, the 2017 Champions Trophy, and the Test Championship (August 2016 – October 2016).
Historic England vs Pakistan Matches & Head-to-Head Cricket Statistics
In this section, we'll be comparing head-to-head statistics, as well as reminiscing on some of the most memorable matches between the two cricketing nations in history.
Notable England vs Pakistan Cricket Matches
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was held in England and Wales, and what a tournament it turned out to be for the hosts, lifting the World Cup for the first time in their cricketing history. Coming into the 6th match of the tournament, England were coming off the back of a thumping victory against South Africa, while Pakistan suffered a humiliating loss against West Indies.
Pakistan needed to put on a show, and they certainly did! Pakistan set England a target of 349 to win, as Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with a crafty 84 off 62 balls. In response, both Joe Root and Jos Buttler scored wonderful centuries, only for England to fall short by 14 runs. This was the first occasion in World Cup history where a team lost a match despite two players scoring centuries.
2nd Test, Pakistan tour of England, 1978
Having already won the 1st Test match of the series, Sir Ian Botham ensured that England won the series with a Test match to spare. The 2nd Test match of the series took place at Lord’s.
England batted first, scoring a total of 364 runs. Sir Ian Botham top-scored, with a blistering knock of 108 runs off just 110 deliveries. In response, Pakistan were bundled out for 105, and were forced to follow-on. Wicketless in the first innings, Botham took a career-best 8-34, handing Pakistan a crushing defeat of an innings and 120 runs.
1st Test, Pakistan tour of England, 2016
The 1st Test match of the 2016 Pakistan tour of England was contested at Lord’s. Pakistan put their best foot forward as they won an enthralling Test match, taking a 1-0 lead in the process.
Misbah-ul-Haq scored the only century of the match, becoming the oldest Test captain to score a century at the age of 42. Set a target of 283 to win, England fell short by 75 runs. Chris Woakes had an excellent Test match, picking up 11 wickets, and scoring a total of 58 runs.
Yasir Shah was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match for picking up 10 wickets and scoring a total of 40 odd runs. Eventually drawing the series 2-2, Pakistan emerged as the top-ranked Test team in the world.
England vs Pakistan 2021 FAQs
📈 How many matches will England and Pakistan play?
England and Pakistan will play 3 Test matches and 3 T20I matches.
🏆 When will the Test series take place?
The Test series will take place from 8 to 13 July, 2021.
🥇 When will the T20I series be held?
The T20I series will be held from 16 to 20 July, 2021.
⚒️ Who is the favourite to win the Test series?
We'll let you know who the favourites are once betting odds have been released!
ThePuntersPage Final Say
England vs Pakistan cricket matches have always been blockbuster fixtures. From Stuart Broad’s career-best 169, to Mushtaq Ahmed’s bowling marathon at The Oval in 1996, to Sir Ian Botham’s all-round show at Lord’s in 1978, the face-offs between these two nations have never failed to disappoint.
The 2021 Pakistan tour of England has been eagerly anticipated, as Pakistan are set to meet England once again on English soil. The last time the two countries faced each other was in the ICC World Cup 2019, where Pakistan defeated England by 14 runs.
A lot has changed since then, with England achieving significant success and Pakistan experiencing mixed fortunes. Who will come out on top at the end of the tour? Can Pakistan pull off an upset? Can England make 3 Test series wins in a row in 2020? Only time will tell, so may the best team win!