The 1st semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is set to take place between host England and Pakistan on June 14 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The experts of cricket would have never expected Pakistan will reach the semi-final but they surprise everyone with their brilliant performance. But there another big hurdle in front of them before the final. Who will win the Champions Trophy semi-final 1? Find Pakistan vs England match prediction here.
Pakistan began their campaign against champion India but faced massive loss and things were not looking good for them. But they bounce back strongly and registered a win over South Africa, thanks to the rain. Then they defeated Sri Lanka to reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
Meanwhile, England faced no such situation as they won all three matches in the group stage. The hosts are the only team who does not face any defeat and they look in great form, both in the batting and bowling departments. Skipper Eoin Morgan along with Joe Root, Ben Stokes and other are in good touch.
Last year, England has thrashed Pakistan 4-1 in an ODI series at home and host will look to repeat this in this match. Team’s main weapon Ben Stokes who is now considered as one of the world’s best all- rounder has performed brilliantly in the last with both bat and ball.
Pakistan vs England Match Prediction Who Will Win?
England is currently in fabulous form and Pakistan need to do something extra ordernary to win 1st semi-final match at Cardiff on Wednesday because English team is way better than Sri Lanka.
Match Prediction: England to win the first semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Steven Finn.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (capt.), Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik.
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