England vs Pakistan - 4th One-Day International Preview & Prediction

The England team

Wood is hoping to keep his place in the England squad for the World Cup Credit Getty images

Wood, meanwhile, will be bowling in a match for the first time since the 50-over series in the Caribbean in March - but with memories still fresh of his lightning performance in the third Test in St Lucia, where he was measured at nearly 95mph. Vice-captain Jos Buttler, who was rested for the last match, will make his return and lead the side.

England head into Friday's fourth ODI in Nottingham 2-0 up with two to play after a no result washout at The Oval was followed by 12-run and six-wicket wins at Southampton and Bristol respectively. With Jonny Bairstow also due a break, James Vince gets another chance to open even if his status as reserve batsman has been inked in ever since Alex Hales was dropped for non-cricketing reasons. "I can't wait to get out there and try to win the series".

He is a player who can play well against both pace and spin and will be one player who opposing teams will have to contend in the forthcoming World Cup scheduled to begin from May 30. Meanwhile, despite being in the XI for the last game, Denly didn't get chance to bat and only bowled one over.

Before the 2015 World Cup, England had scored more than 300 on only 34 occasions in their entire cricket history. "It will be interesting to see how far back the wicketkeeper stands for him and me".

England have already passed 350 in each of their completed ODI innings and have another high total in their sights at Trent Bridge, a ground where they struck a world record 481-8 against Australia in 2018 and 444-3 against Pakistan in 2016. That leaves four or five of us trying to fight it out for the other places.

Imad Wasim, Pakistan's left-arm spinner, said: "White-ball cricket is not a bowler's game but credit to the groundsmen and the European Central Bank, the pitches are unbelievable. You have to find a way to contain and take wickets". But after the Men in Green had a struggle with the ball against England in the first two ODIs, the team management was compelled to make an adjustment and Mohammad Amir was included in the squad.

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