Nothing less than a miracle will help Pakistan as they face a near-impossible task of making the semifinals by winning an inconceivable margin against an in-form England, who will look to qualify for the Champions Trophy when the two sides clash in the World Cup on Saturday. (Match Blog | Preview | Scorecard | Key Battles | Full Coverage)
Pakistan have failed to live up to the expectations in this World Cup but have showed some late surge in the last two matches to stay alive in the competition. Having played two matches already at the Eden Gardens, Pakistan have better knowledge about the conditions which has been slow and spin-friendly during the middle overs. But they would still need their top-five to fire, which has not been the case so far. Fakhar Zaman's explosive century against New Zealand was a game-changer but the Men In Green have been a let down with the ball.
Shaheen Afridi and the rest of the pack have been hit to all corners of the ground in this World Cup. Spinners haven't worked too but the England fixture could be a time wherein the 1992 champions test out few things.
As for England, the task is simple - win the match. Their World Cup title defence dream may have been over for quite a sometime now but the Jos Buttler-led side will aim to finish inside top-8 to make the cut for the 2025 Champions Trophy. As things stand, it's a four-way race with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands also in the mix with England. A win against Pakistan should seal the spot, considering that both Bangladesh and the Netherlands face tough opponents in Australia and India respectively, and also have inferior NRRs than England.
A 32°c temperature in Kolkata will not be the ideal weather for the English but Pakistan team might benefit if they opt to bat first.
In the 91 ODIs played between these two champion teams, England have 56 times to Pakistan's 32. Three games have ended in No Result.
England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim.
Live Streaming details for England Vs Pakistan Cricket World Cup game:
When will the England Vs Pakistan match be played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
The England Vs Pakistan match will be played on November 12, Saturday.
What time will the England Vs Pakistan start?
The England Vs Pakistan match will start at 2:00 PM IST, with the toss scheduled at 1:30 PM IST.
Where will the England Vs Pakistan match be played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
The England Vs Pakistan match will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Which TV channel will broadcast the England Vs Pakistan match live?
The Australia vs Bangladesh match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.
Where will the England Vs Pakistan match be live streamed online?
The England Vs Pakistan match will be live-streamed on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.