England captain Morgan suspended for 1 ODI

Inzamam-ul-Haq reveals that Shadab Khan is likely to be fit for the World Cup while Mohammad Hafeez will be back in action soon Pakistan cricket

Shadab will now fly to England on Thursday, where he will see a doctor before joining the World Cup squad on Monday. It is their last global assignment before the upcoming 2019 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

As it is, star batsman Buttler, rested at Bristol, could now return as captain for Friday's match at Nottingham's Trent Bridge. Rain forced the first match of the series to be abandoned after just 19 overs had been bowled.

Having displayed an excellent batting performance in the second One Day International (ODI), the young lot may again be preferred over experienced Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez in today's game. All the English batsmen dominated as all the top five batsmen scored 40+ runs in that match (including one century and three half-centuries). Their innings helped England to manage the first innings total of 373/3 (50 overs).

England took almost four hours to bowl their 50 overs, less than three months after they were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against the West Indies in Barbados.

Eoin Morgan, the England captain, has been suspended for the fourth match of the one-day series against Pakistan because of England's slow over-rate during yesterday's victory in Bristol.

Pakistan's 358 for nine - a seemingly challenging total that England overhauled easily thanks mainly to a brilliant century opening stand between Jonny Bairstow (128) and Jason Roy (76) - featured plenty of boundaries.

England paceman Chris Woakes, who led the attack with four for 67 from his maximum 10 overs, said being without Morgan was far from ideal.

"When guys perform like this, it builds confidence within the changing room. With regards to looking ahead, that is a really positive thing for our group".

But Bairstow and opening partner Jason Roy, who made 76 after Shaheen Shah Afridi dropped an easy chance to catch him at mid-off on 21, shared a blistering stand of 159 inside 18 overs.

"You want to be going on and getting 160 or 170, and potentially 200 and seeing your team through".

"We know England are going to come hard at us, and we have to bowl better and play better cricket to win".

England without the services of Jos Buttler chased down the challenging target with such simplicity and ease that it showed how the nature of ODI cricket has evolved and also how the hosts own fortunes have reversed since the 2015 World Cup.



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