Pakistan have suffered back-to-back losses against England in the ongoing ODI series and are 2-1 down in the four-match ODI series. Pakistan have to defeat England in the fourth and final ODI in Dubai on Friday to draw the series level.
The men in green, who dominated the Test series, have been below par in the fifty-over format, where they have been poor in all departments of the game. The batsmen have been the biggest disappointment for Pakistan, as they have only scored 188 and 208 runs in the last two ODIs, both of which they lost.
However, one needs to give credit to the English bowlers as well, for they have bowled a superb line and length. Chris Woakes and Reece Topley have been the most impressive bowlers for England, with eight and five wickets respectively in the series, and England skipper, Eoin Morgan will once again ask them to deliver the goods against Pakistan and with it clinch the series.
Apart from their bowlers, batsmen such as Alex Hales, who scored a match-winning century in the third ODI, and James Taylor have played the Pakistan bowlers without much discomfort. The England team, who have been firing on all cylinders, will be a confident unit ahead of the fourth ODI in Dubai.
Morgan was pleased with England's six wicket victory over Pakistan in the third ODI and wants to play similar cricket to win the series.
"It was a magnificent win, we look to the next game to go on and win the series, we've earned the right to do that so hopefully we can produce another performance like that," AFP quoted Morgan as saying.
With two straight losses, Pakistan are staring at a series defeat. Their star players such as Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Malik, under the leadership of Azhar Ali, need to come out all guns blazing and perform in the must-win encounter in Dubai.
With their top order being a major cause of concern, Pakistan could make some changes in the team for the fourth one-day international.
The first and the second ODIs witnessed Pakistan's top order fall like a pack of cards, as they were tottering at 41 for the loss of three wickets and 80/6 respectively. Their batsmen showed some improvement in the third ODI, but failed to convert their starts into meaningful scores.
Captain Ali believes Pakistan will pick the eleven players capable of winning the fourth ODI.
"Definitely when a team loses it is not a good feeling. And when the doubts sink in then it is not a good feeling for the team and the country as well. I am part of the team selection," said Ali.
"The last match is a must-win game for us. We will select the team based on the best eleven who can help us win the match."
Where to watch live
Pakistan vs England 4th ODI is scheduled for a 3pm local time (4:30pm IST, 11am GMT, 4pm PKT) start with live coverage in India on Ten Cricket. The live streaming option will be available on Tensports.com.
Pakistan cricket fans can enjoy the Pakistan vs England 4th ODI match live on PTV with the option of watching it online on PTV Online.
Viewers in the UK can enjoy the entire Pakistan vs England 4th ODI match live action on Sky Sports 2/HD, with live streaming on Sky Go.
Viewers in the US can watch Pakistan vs England ODI live on Willow TV and stream the game on Willow TV Online.