Preview – Cricket: England v Pakistan, 1st ODI

England v Pakistan

England have made a decent start this season, having won their ODI against Ireland and T20 game against Pakistan.

Now comes the start of a five-match series of ODI’s against Pakistan in preparation for the World Cup, with the first game being a day/night match at The Oval. The main talking point for the English at the moment is the introduction of new Barbados-born bowler Jofra Archer (his British father qualifies him to play for England), who took 2-29 in the T20 on Sunday.

Archer has yet to be named as part of the World Cup squad, but if he keeps things up he could well make the cut.

England v Pakistan is on Sky Main Event and Sky Cricket at 12.30 (play starts 13.00).