The second Test between Pakistan and England begins from Thursday in Dubai and you can get all the Pakistan v England 2nd Test betting tips, odds & predictions in the article below.
The first four days of the first Test between Pakistan and England, produced some of the most monotonous cricket imaginable, played out in front of just a handful of spectators.
However, the last session of the game in Abu Dhabi, suddenly sprang to life, thanks to some injudicious batting the “home” team’s batsmen, and a quality spell of leg pin bowling by Adil Rashid.
Even then, the match finished in unsatisfactory style, with the players leaving the field when England needed just 25 runs to win, with six wickets and plenty of overs still available. Bad light, with the floodlights on, would seem to be a contradiction in terms.
Pakistan have added off-spinner Bilal Asif to their squad for the second match of the series in Dubai, starting on Thursday. The player was reported for a suspect bowling action following the third ODI of the recent series in Zimbabwe, and has had tests carried out in Chennai. He is now free to play until the results of the tests are known.
Leg spinner Yasir Shah missed the first Test due to a back spasm, and in his absence the selectors were forced to field a three man pace attack, which was most inappropriate in the playing conditions in Abu Dhabi, with only Zulfiqar Babar offering a specialist spin option.
England’s recent overseas performances have been less than convincing, in the West Indies where they struggled to a draw, and in Australia where they were whitewashed in a five match Ashes series.
But their efforts in Abu Dhabi will have given them the confidence that they can go on and win the current series, and become the first country to beat Pakistan in the UAE, since they were forced to relocate to the Middle-East, due to terrorists activity in their own country.
Pakistan v England Tests head to head:
After the draw in the first Test, England still the head to head in Tests, having won 22 to losing 16. 37 of their games have ended in a draw.
Pakistan v England 2nd Test betting tips:
Pakistan to win: 10/11
Adil Rashid to be top England bowler
Match starts at 10 am local time (0600 hrs GMT) on October 22.