England’s final match in World Cup 2023 against Pakistan is set to take place tomorrow (11 November) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
After England pacer David Willey recently announced his retirement from international cricket, another star player, Dawid Malan, who has been one of the leading scorers in this World Cup edition, has also hinted that tomorrow’s match against Pakistan could be his last game.
“I am in a unique position being the second-oldest member of this team. I don’t know what the future holds. For me, tomorrow’s cricket match could mark the end of my time playing for England or the beginning of a new journey. Only time will tell,” says Malan to reporters at Eden Gardens as per the report of Crictoday.
The winner of the 2019 ODI World Cup, England has surely had a disappointing run in this edition of World Cup 2023, becoming the third team in the list to have experienced most World Cup defeats (39).
England will play their final league match against Pakistan tomorrow (11 November) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Pakistan still have one last shot to reach the semi-final berth, but after New Zealand’s impressive five-wicket win over Sri Lanka yesterday in Bengaluru, Pakistan’s chances of qualifying in semis seems almost impossible.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.