Semi Final 1
England vs Pakistan
As before the start of the champions trophy many ex cricketer predict that England will play against South Africa but Pakistan played really well against South Africa & Sri Lanka after the lost against India. England is the only unbeaten team in this Champions Trophy. As they easily won their all matches. Against Australia there were in trouble but Stokes & Morgan did job their team. England batting was the key in this trophy. As Root, Morgan, Stokes, Hales & Buttler were in good form only thing is that opener Jason Roy failed in all matches so it will be interesting that will Bairstow get chance in place of Roy or Morgan will show confidence on Roy. England’s bowling lineup is not that much experience but they did good job in this trophy. Liam Plunkett & Mark wood took responsibility of bowling after Chris Woakes got injured. Rashid will be key for England. Ben stokes, Moeen Ali made captains job easy.
The main fight between England batting & Pakistan bowling.
After the loss against India, Pakistan beat South Africa & Sri Lanka and enter in the semi Final. As young bowling did job for Pakistan. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed back in form will be important for Pakistan before semis. But it will be interesting to see that will this young bowling lineup take pressure of semi final of ICC tournamnet? In all three matches only Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman & Sarfraz Ahmed was looks in good touch but experience pair Mohammad Hafeez & Shoaib Malik should take responsibility in big match. Amir, Junaid & Hasan Ali bowl really well and also get good support from Imad Wasim. But the champions trophy history was not with Pakistan as Pakistan never play champions trophy final where England played 3 champions trophy final & all played in England only. So Pakistan have chance to change the history. The main fight between England batting & Pakistan bowling.