England vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 1st Semi-final: The first semi-final of Champions Trophy begins with the bowling of Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bowl first against the host England. It is the first time that England facing Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.
The 1st Champions Trophy started at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 09:30 AM GMT. Check the Playing XI and bench of England and Pakistan here below.
Pakistan Playing XI: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan
England Playing XI: Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball
Quotes of England and Pakistan Captains after Toss is here below.
Sarfraz Ahmed: We will bowl first today. It looks like a good batting pitch, hopefully, it won’t change today. Mohammad Amir is not playing today, he has back spasm. Rumman Raees is in and Shadab Khan is playing for Fahim Ashraf. They are a good team and we will make sure we play positive cricket.
Eoin Morgan: We don’t mind, had we won the toss we would have batted first. Pakistan managed to chase in the last game. The groundsmen have done a fantastic job. The wicket looks good. I think you got to be prepared, on their day they can beat any side. They are a strong side and they would like to produce their best. Jason Roy misses out and Jonny Bairstow comes in.
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