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England vs Pakistan First T20 Match Prediction

by MyTeam11 Fantasy Sports App developer

England and Pakistan will kick start the T20 series with the opening game at Manchester on Friday.

Team Previews - England and Pakistan cricket Series 2020

After resuming the Test and ODI format after COVID-19 outbreak, England is ready to start the T20 format with the home series against Pakistan. England are fresh off after a Test series victory against Pakistan but the T20 series would have a different aspect. England hasn’t included a single player from the Test side so the contest will be quite different. Pakistan retained few players from the Test sides likes of Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammed Rizwan and Naseem Shah. The experienced players Hafeez and Malik will play the sheet anchors for the visitors. Pakistan has a strong T20 unit and they can better their Test debacle into the shorter format of cricket. England recently defeated Ireland in last limited series. Sam Billings and Johnny Barstow both got runs in the series and in the bowling unit, they have Tom Curran, Adil Rashid and David Willey. It would be a cracker game of cricket and on paper, Pakistan looks like a better side but defeating England on their home soil will be a tough task.

Pitch Report

Old Trafford, Manchester will host the match between England and Pakistan. The surface is a good batting track and it offers a good amount of runs in T20. Pace attack can draw attention in first few over and spinners can command in middle-overs. A score between 160-170 would be an imposing total.

Possible XI

England

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory/Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, David Willey

Pakistan

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Haider Ali/Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Amir/Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

Key Players

England

Sam Billings

Last home-series - M: 3, Runs: 132, Avg: 132

Eoin Morgan

Last 10 T20Is - Runs: 395, Avg: 65.83, SR: 182.87

Pakistan

Babar Azam

Last 9 T20Is - Runs: 289, Avg: 41.28, SR: 129.59

Iftikhar Ahmed

T20Is – M: 7, Runs: 166, Avg: 55.33, SR: 141.88 

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