England v Pakistan
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England's demolition men broke both batting records and Pakistan's spirit at Trent Bridge and they will expect to record a whitewash from a position of such superiority.
A 5-0 victory will send a message to the rest of the world that this team is the real deal, unless they know already. The world record first-innings total of 444 is surely a signpost toward a serious challenge for the next World Cup.
Unlike the Test team, England's ODI XI have no question marks over a position. Alex Hales emphatically answered queries about his longevity with a majestic 171 while Jos Buttler's return to form with 90 from 51 balls was also a boost.
Chris Woakes took four wickets and it would have been the complete performance save for some late hitting from Mohammad Amir.
Pakistan must be demoralised. If we're wondering whether they can even be competitive, what are they thinking? They've not even had a sniff of a foothold in this series yet.
In terms of personnel changes there is little they can do aside from pleading with their senior bowlers to step up. Wahab Riaz's economy rate of 11 is unacceptable for a bowler of his experience, Shoaib Malik plays like an ingénue and Azhar Ali's leadership is non-existent.
Mohammad Hafeez is out of the tour with a calf injury to further deplete a weak batting line-up. So what do the Pakistan selectors do? Call up a bowler. Mohammad Irfan might play. He might not. It won't make a difference to the result either way.
There have been only seven ODIs played at Headingley since 2006. The average first-innings score in those matches is 302. More than 300 has been breached three times and the lowest score was England's 275 for 4 against South Africa in 2008. Australia made 299 last year which England chased with three wickets to spare. We would expect England to bust 350.
Pakistan? A bet on their innings runs may be one of the few markets which offers value. It would be a surprise if they got near the average given the paucity of ability in their ranks. Indeed, it will be a struggle to get to 250.
Here are their first--innings scores against top six opposition since 2014 (most recent first): 251-260-290-208-316-287-213-222-210-364-252-215-102-260. That's six times they have failed to pass 250. The average is 246.
England are 1.331/3 and Pakistan 3.7511/4. It could be argued that England are value at those odds considering they were about the same for game three. It's a terrible price about Pakistan, however, even to trade.
Previous to the Australia game four of the last six at Headingley had been won by the side batting first. Under lights, there have been only two matches with a win apiece for batting first and second.
Top England runscorer
Joe Root has one century on his one appearance in ODI at his home ground. Eoin Morgan has 174 runs in four innings. Hales has four runs in two innings but his form going into this one is through the roof. How does he fare in international cricket immediately after a century, though? The study period is small but his scores in the very next knock after each of his tons read: 0-27-30-38. Jason Roy will feel he has missed out in the last two games
Top Pakistan runscorer
Sarfaraz Ahmed is Pakistan's top runscorer in the series and he was looking solid at Trent Bridge following his ton previously before falling for 38. Sharjeel Khan managed to blitz England first up. It was probably Pakistan's only positive.
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