ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 44: England vs Pakistan – Follow live score & updates here.
ENG vs PAK LIVE Score: England and Pakistan are set to clash in the 44th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Saturday, November 11 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Despite neither team being likely to reach the tournament semi-finals, the upcoming match holds significant importance. England have already been eliminated from the tournament, while Pakistan still have a mathematical chance to advance.
The Men In Green must secure a big win against the defending champions to qualify for the semi-finals. However, it is acknowledged that achieving a win by a margin exceeding 280 runs is extremely challenging. If England opt to bat first, Pakistan’s chances of making it to the semi-finals will diminish significantly.
In contrast, despite being out of the ongoing tournament, England have their sights set on qualifying for the Champions Trophy 2025. The top eight teams, including hosts Pakistan, will participate in the tournament. England currently hold the seventh place with two wins from eight games. Winning the upcoming game is crucial for them to secure a spot in the top eight.
In the event of a loss, it is essential for England to ensure that their NRR does not fall below that of Sri Lanka (-1.419) and Netherlands (-1.635), both of which also have four points. Bangladesh, currently at eighth spot, is playing against Australia today with the aim of finishing in the top eight as well. England would greatly benefit if Australia manages to defeat Bangladesh by a big margin.
England vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 44
Date & Time: Saturday, Novamber 11, 2 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
ENG vs PAK: Probable Playing XIs
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Usama Mir/Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf