The 44th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan and England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday, 11 November 2023 at 2 PM IST .
England has already been eliminated from the semi-finals race after losing six of their eight matches. However, they will look to register a win in their last match to confirm a berth in the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.
Pakistan, on the other hand, is mathematically still in the race to qualify for the semi-finals, but it’s practically impossible. They need to beat England by around 287 runs or chase down a target in around three overs.
Here are the predicted playing XI and Dream11 prediction for the match:
England Predicted Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.
Pakistan Predicted Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam ©, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf.
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Buttler. Batter: Babar Azam, Ben Stokes, Saud Shakeel, Fakhar Zaman, Dawid Malan, Joe Root. All-rounder: Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan. Bowler: Mark Wood. Captain: Mohammad Rizwan. Vice-captain: Moeen Ali.
What are the chances of Pakistan qualifying for semi-finals?
According to former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, Pakistan doesn’t have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 .
— Ruby Jaan (@professor_ji0) November 11, 2023
However, Pakistan’s qualification chances are still mathematically possible but practically impossible. They need to beat England by around 287 runs or chase down a target in around three overs to qualify for the semi-finals .
Their best chance of making it to the semi-finals is if they win their next three matches. This will take their points tally to 10, meaning they will have defeated New Zealand, who are currently in the top three.
However, Pakistan would also need a favour from teams facing Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
while Pakistan’s qualification chances are slim, they still have a mathematical chance of making it to the semi-finals. Let’s hope that they play their best cricket and make the most of the opportunity!
The weather forecast for the match day is expected to be sunny with a maximum temperature of 32°C and a minimum temperature of 22°C.
In conclusion, the match between Pakistan and England is expected to be an exciting one, with both teams looking to end their World Cup 2023 campaign on a high note. Let’s hope that the best team wins! 🏏🏆