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PAK vs ENG: The battle for pride and battle for their existence! Yes, it is Pakistan vs England and both parties will undoubtedly put their 100% in this game. Pakistan are all set to take on England with a last hope for the final 4s ticket today (11 November) at Eden Gardens. It is pretty clear weather this day in Kolkata and this post read the detailed PAK vs ENG Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Kolkata, and Pitch Report.

A must-win match for both teams as one needs it for the World Cup semifinal qualification and the other needs it for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 qualification. The defending champions have already been eliminated from the World Cup race and they are placed 7th in the points table. This is their last match in this World Cup and they will be keen to end it on a happy note.

Pakistan vs England is scheduled to be played at Eden Gardens where we saw India exploit the spin present on the surface. Both Pakistan and England would have seen it and will try to do the same. They have quality spin options available to their sides and will see the Maximum use of it.

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With a victory under their belt and the Champions Trophy qualification on the line, England are unlikely to make any changes unless medically necessary.

Pakistan’s current situation is comparable to that of 2019 when they had to defeat New Zealand on NRR in their league final by a margin of more than 300 runs in order to go to the semifinals. Although both Pakistan and New Zealand received 11 points in the end, the latter qualified due to their higher NRR.

Due to the surface’s slowness, a spinner rather than a pacer could be included. If Pakistan opt to revert to the lineup that prevailed in their first encounter at this venue, it might come down to a toss-up between Usama Mir/Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali.

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Overall, it is going to be a good match. It has always been a tough fight between Pakistan and England and this time it is the stage of the World Cup if they can do the same. Down below is the PAK vs ENG Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Kolkata, and Pitch Report.

PAK vs ENG Weather Forecast

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PAK vs ENG Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Kolkata (weather.com)

It is predicted a clear and hot day in Kolkata City before the match hours. Kolkata has a clear sky and a sunny day throughout the match. Today, on 11 November 2023, the temperature of Kolkata City is expected to peak at 31°C in the afternoon and drop further as the sun goes down.

Humidity is predicted to hover between 50-70% in the match hours and winds will gust towards the North at a speed of ~7Kmh during the day.

PAK vs ENG Rain Prediction

There are almost zero chances of rain in Kolkata City, West Bengal. The rain possibility is 0% at the match starting time, however, there are around <5% chances of rain in the match hours. There will be <10% of the sky covered under clouds. An overcast day for Pakistan vs England is what weather.com predicts. Though, as it is aforementioned, the weather here in Kolkata is dry and hot throughout the day so the fans will enjoy a full 100 overs game.

Pitch Report of Eden Gardens

The Eden Gardens pitch is seen to be favorable to the batters. It is easy for the batsmen to play strokes because of the pitch’s reliable bounce. Fast bowlers do, however, also display their strength when opening with a fresh ball. On the other hand, the value of spin bowlers grows in the second half.

India scored over 300 runs on this ground a few days back and bundled out South Africa at just 83 in the second innings. The first innings totals in the tournament’s previous two games played here were 229 and 204, respectively. However, Bangladesh and the Netherlands were the ones who managed to score them.

Who will win PAK vs ENG?

When we come to Men-to-Men marking, it is a neck-to-neck fight. Pakistan have won their last match and will want to carry this momentum forward. England also won their last match convincingly spitting fire off their bats and balls.

It is very hard to predict who will win as both teams are the best on their day. England is out of form in this tournament and Pakistan might get their way by winning the match but no way they will be able to make it to the semis.

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