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Pakistan to face another stern challenge in ODI series

Pakistan to face another stern challenge in ODI series

After getting humbled in the solitary T20I game against England, Pakistan is all set to battle the hosts in a five-game ODI series which is to commence from May 8. Life isn’t going to get easier as the English team holds advantage in the 50-over format too.

A total of 82 ODI games have been played between England and Pakistan with former winning 49 while latter triumphing in only 31 games. On English soil, the boys in green had to face defeat in 26 of the 42 games. The dismal numbers are also reflected in the series victories as green shirts won only 3 series while English team emerged victorious in 12 series. Moreover, the home team remains unbeaten against Pakistan since 2005.

Amid such statistics, Pakistan is up against a formidable challenge as this unit of England possesses skills to decimate any team of this world. The five-game series will be followed by the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament which gets underway from May 30.