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It was the battle of who plays worse than the other as Pakistan managed to get over the line finally in their last pool game against Sri Lanka. Obviously, both sides didn’t play their best cricket but still one had to make it to the Semi-Finals and it was Pakistan who ended up past the finish line despite all their poor batting display. But now they have made it to the semis finally and all that happened in the past is gone and they will be focusing on the game at hand. It will be Pakistan taking on England in the 1st semi final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. And the Pakistan vs England 1st Semi Final Live Streaming CT 2017 will be available from 9:30 GMT and 14:30 PKT right from Cardiff on 14th of June 2017.
- Event: ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- Match: 1st Semi Final
- Teams: Pakistan vs England
- Time: 10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT
- Date: 14th June, 2017
- Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
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Pakistan’s focus will now be on their middle order batting as they look to give a more solid performance with the bat against a side that has made 300+ totals its habit in recent times. The inclusion of Fakhar Zaman at the top has give them some boost in the batting order but they will really have to get some solid performances from their no.3, 4 and 5. None of them have performed well in the tournament and a big innings is due on them. England, on the other hand, had a quite contrasting run in the tournament. Most of their batsmen are getting runs and their bowlers are picking up wickets and restricting the opponents. Except Jason Roy, all their batsmen from top to bottom have got runs under their belt and even if a couple fail the others stand tall to give their innings a boost just like we saw in their last game against Australia when Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes rose to the occasion with big innings and saw their side home. So, it’s going to be a test for Pakistan but again England will have to be cautious as Pakistan have made it a habit to surprise top rated sides, just like they did to World No.1 South Africa.
As it turns out, the real strength for Pakistan in the batting department is the young opening sensation Fakhar Zaman. He really has charged things up ever since his inclusion in the game against South Africa. The youngster has already got his first ODI half century in his second outing against Sri Lanka. But with the ever vulnerable middle order of Pakistan, Fakhar will have to carry on for as long as he can in the semifinal against England. But still, at least one of their middle order batsmen needs to play a big knock to keep them safe from the threat of getting knocked out without even giving a fight. And the eyes will surely be on Shoaib Malik as he has been striking the ball cleanly right from the start of the tournament and doesn’t take much time to get settled as he walks out into the middle. But again, he has under-performed considering the form he seems to be in and a big knock is due on him now. Besides, we saw the calm and composure of the captain Sarfaraz Ahmad and we’d expect him to play another match winning knock in a crucial game against England. Let’s see how he manages to do that in the big Semi Final.
After being hammered from the hands of Indian batsmen, Pakistani bowlers have recovered big time and they restricted good sides like South Africa and Sri Lanka under 250. They will be looking forward to another similar performance as they take on England in the semis. It will be more of a battle between in-form English batsmen and the pace trio of Pakistan featuring Amir, Junaid and Hasan. Hasan’s zip and nip will be threatening and we’ll be looking to get a few wickets and become the leading wicket taker in the tournament. He already has got 7 in three games. A crucial decision for Pakistan is, however, whether they’d like to include Shadab Khan or go with Fahim Ashraf in the big game. But we’ll have to wait until the toss to find that out.
England’s real strength in this tournament has been their batting and it will be their test now as they will be up against the most formidable bowling line up that has restricted to main sides in the tournament under 250 over a span of just two games. But still England will like to take heart from the individual performances their top order batsmen have pulled off so far in the tournament with Hales scoring 95 and 56 against Bangladesh and New Zealand respectively, Root getting 133* and 64 against Bangladesh and New Zealand, and then Morgan coming up with 75* and 87 against Bangladesh and Australia respectively. But the real threat for Pakistan will be the all-rounder Ben Stokes who got quick 48 against New Zealand and then managed to score 102* in no time against Australia. So, England have a very, very strong batting line up and that’s probably their major strength going into the Semis. One change that they are likely to make is replacing Jason Roy with Jhonny Bairstow who will be getting his first game in the tournament after Roy’s consistently poor performance. So, we’ll have to wait and watch what he comes up with in his first game in the tournament.
In the bowling department, England will be expecting wickets from Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood. All of these bowlers have performed wonderfully at least in one game in the tournament. But it’s been up and down performance for Jake Ball in the tournament and England will have to come up with a way out and their bowlers will have to learn to bowl in the right channels and must not leak runs as if they do that then they may lose the plot in a crucial game.