OVAL: England, after winning the toss, opted to field first in the first one day international against Pakistan on Wednesday as rain restricts the game to 47 overs each side.
Both the teams are putting their sights on the World Cup as this series could prove to be the true test preparation for World Cup.
A victory in this series would be much needed: Pakistan have lost 12 of their 23 matches in the last year and suffered a 5-0 whitewash by Australia in the UAE in their latest ODI engagement earlier this year, although they were led by Shoaib Malik in that series, who was standing in for regular skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali