The first Investec test match between Pakistan and England is going to take place in a few hours, with the latter hosting the game at Lords, London. For those who want to watch the showdown online, we are going to provide you Livestream links as well as the site where you can watch the replay.
On July 14, the first test of the four-match series between the two great teams is going to occur. Some critics are predicting that England will be the one to draw first blood, but for sure, Pakistan will not go down easily. The match is happening at 11 a.m. British Summer Time or 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. You can watch it live on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports HD.
Going to the game, England clearly is in high spirits as they have been dominating the league, with an amazing 3-0 win against Sri Lanka at home. However, what seems to be the problem for the Three Lions is the absence of wicket-taker James Anderson due to an injury, which he got in the game against Sri Lanka.
Aside from Anderson, Jos Buttler is also going to be out because of an injured thumb, which would mean that Jonny Bairstow is going to take the keeper?s gloves once more. James Vince also has not yet settled into his role in test cricket which can be a huge step back for the team. Gary Ballance has also been recalled as the team dropped Nick Compton.
On the other hand, the healthier Pakistan is going to be led by Misbah-ul-Haw alongside Younis Khan, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, who are all capable of playing for long periods. Also, bowling attackers Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali and spinner Yasir Shah will be there to provide the extra lift for the team. If the team will perform at full potential, it is definitely going to be a tough series for England.
Meanwhile, if you will miss the match between England and Pakistan on TV and Livestreams, you can watch the game highlights on My Cricket Highlights, which will give you all the important happenings of the match.
As of now, the duel between England and Pakistan is more in favor of the former, as predicted by the critics. However, it is also clear that the latter is very capable of giving England a tough series, especially with their South African new coach Mickey Arthur, who is all about winning. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.