Pakistan batsman Younis Khan announced his retirement from ODI’s after the 1st ODI against England to be played today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
The 37-year-old Younis has played 264 ODI’s for Pakistan in the last 15 years and scored 7240 runs.
He is also the highest run scorer for Pakistan in Tests. He recently surpassed Pakistan legend Javed Miandad score.
England won the toss and elected to bat first.
The 1st ODI will start at 4:00 p.m. Pakistan time. Follow the Pak vs Eng live scores and commentary here.
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Both these teams played a Test match at this venue and they are familiar with the conditions. The pitch should assist the batsmen as New Zealand scored close to 300 runs in two ODI’s against Pakistan here.
In the hot Gulf weather, the day/night match means an afternoon start should cool off a bit to the batsmen. The team chasing will have an advantage at they have a chance to bat in the evening in a cold atmosphere.
However, England has a upper hand with seven wins out of nine ODIs against Pakistan in the UAE.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali plans to bat well, he said; “We’ll try to dominate with the bat, especially the spinners who haven’t bowled much in the subcontinent and UAE conditions.”
The teams are as below:
Pakistan: Younis Khan, Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Irfan.
England: Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Taylor, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, David Willey and Reece Topley.
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