Jos Buttler, England vs Pakistan, England, Pakistan, Trent Bridge
England and Pakistan have met seven times at Trent Bridge, with England holding a 4-3 win-loss record. @ AFP/Getty Images

England have been a batting powerhouse in the ongoing series against Pakistan scoring in an excess of 300 on a consistent basis in ODIs and we could be in for another monstrous batting performance as the hosts – leading the five-match series 2-0 – look to seal the contest in the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Pakistan too have a shot at squaring the series and in fact had a chance at Bristol on on Tuesday when Imam-ul-Haq‘s brilliant 151 from 131 balls provided the bedrock to what would have been a formidably challenging total of 358 for 9. But Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy pushed the parameters of their run-chase even higher as England cantered to their target with 5.1 overs to spare and register their fifth highest chase in ODI history.

England will be without regular captain Eoin Morgan, who has been banned from the game due to a slow over-rate offence in the Bristol game. His deputy, Jos Buttler, who had been rested for that match, is expected to return and lead the side.

What: 4th ODI, England vs Paksitan

When: May 17 (Friday)

Where: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Weather: Cloudy skies with a maximum high of just 15 degrees Celsius

Time: 5.30 pm IST

Live streaming: Sony LIV

On TV: Sony Network

You can also follow LIVE coverage of the match on CricketCountry (4th ODI, England vs Pakistan: SCORECARD)

Teams

England

England have continually rotated their side throughout the Pakistan series and are set to make more changes in Nottingham, with Jonny Bairstow – fresh from his match-winning hundred in Bristol – set to be rested. Chris Woakes, who took four wickets on Wednesday, is also set to be given a breather together with fellow paceman Liam Plunkett. As a result, batsman James Vince may get another chance to press his claim for a place in England’s final 15-man World Cup squad, as could allrounder Joe Denly.  Mark Wood, who has been kept on the sidelines by that ever niggly ankle will take charge of the pace department with Jofra Archer.

Probable XI: 1. Jason Roy, 2. James Vince, 3. Joe Root, 4. Jos Buttler (captain and wk), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Joe Denly, 7. Adil Rashid, 8. Moeen Ali, 10. Jofra Archer, 12. Mark Wood.

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Pakistan

Pakistan might have lost the previous two games, but they will take some faith from the form of their openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, that will buoy them in the series decider. With back-to-back fifties, Asif Ali has also made a pressing case for himself ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019. Pakistan are expected to make a few possible changes. Mohammad Hasnain is expected to play in place of Faheem Ashraf as the team continues to try a find a solution to their bowling woes. Shoaib Malik, who joined the squad in Bristol after leaving for home due to a personal reason, could make his return. Mohammad Hafeez is also a possible inclusion.

Probable XI: 1. Imamul-Haq, 2. Fakhar Zaman, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Asif Ali, 5. Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wk), 6. Shoaib Malik, 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Mohammad Hasnain, 9. Hasan Ali, 10. Shaheen Afridi, 11. Junaid Khan

Stats and trivia

  • It was at Trent Bridge where England set the highest total in one-day international history of 481 for six against Australia last year, having set the previous record of 444 for three against Pakistan in Nottingham in 2016.
  • There have been eight 400-plus scores at Trent Bridge since the start of 2016, more than at any other venue in the world.
  • England and Pakistan have met seven times at Trent Bridge, with England holding a 4-3 win-loss record.

Quotes

“I think the England team have set a standard. I truly think we believe 500 is gettable one day.” Mark Wood

“White ball cricket is not a bowler’s game, but credit to the groundsmen and the ECB, the wickets they are preparing are unbelievable … it’s like a batting paradise. You have to find a way to contain and take wickets.” Imad Wasim