Pakistan vs England, 1st T20I
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: September 20th at 8:00 PM IST and 7:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
Pakistan will host England in the 7 matches T20I series which will kick off on Tuesday. The series was rescheduled to this year as England canceled the tour last year after New Zealand backed off citing security concerns. Pakistan ended their Asia Cup campaign with a loss in the finals against Sri Lanka. This series will serve as a preparation for Men in Green with T20 World Cup just around the corner. Aamer Jamal and Abrar Ahmed are the fresh faces in the squad, both have been rewarded for their performances in the National T20 Cup. Shaheen Afridi is still recovering from injury and he will directly join the squad in the T20 World Cup. Babar Azam is enduring poor form at the moment and it will be a good opportunity for the Pakistan skipper to regain his form. They need to fix things in the middle order before the marquee event.
England on the other hand will be touring Pakistan for the first time in 17 years, although many of the players aren’t new to Pakistan as they have played for different franchises in the PSL. England management has taken a bold decision to omit Jason Roy from the T20 World Cup squad and also from the Pakistan tour. Alex Hales earned his England call-up again after Johnny Bairstow was ruled out with an injury. Jordan Cox, Will Jacks, Olly Stone, Luke Wood, and Tom Helm are the uncapped players in the squad. Jos Buttler is recovering from a calf injury and he will be available for selection at the later stages of the tour while Moeen Ali will captain the side till his arrival.
What is the pitch report for PAK vs ENG, 1st T20I?
(will be added when there is an update)
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for PAK vs ENG, 1st T20I?
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah / Mohammad Haris, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain / Mohammad Wasim
Alex Hales, Phil Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali (c), Harry Brook, Will Jacks / Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for PAK vs ENG, 1st T20I?
Top Pick – Batter
Dawid Malan needs to take on additional responsibilities in the absence of their key players. He is the highest-ranked England batter in ICC T20I rankings and is currently placed 5th with 731 rating points.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Moeen Ali has captained England before in the shortest format and with a 25 percent win record. In his 55 T20Is, he has scored 791 runs at an average of 19.77 and scalped 39 wickets at an economy of 8.24.
Top Pick – Bowler
Haris Rauf had a good Asia Cup where he picked up 8 wickets in 6 matches at an economy of 7.65 with the best figures of 3 for 29.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
There is no doubt that Mohammad Rizwan is a run machine. He emerged as the leading run-scorer in the Asia Cup 2022 with 281 runs in 6 matches.
Mohammad Nawaz is the star in making for Pakistan in the shortest format. He can bat anywhere in the order and will complete his full quota of 4 overs without conceding many runs.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for PAK vs ENG, 1st T20I?
1. Mohammad Rizwan (c), Alex Hales, Babar Azam, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali (vc), Sam Curran, Mohammad Nawaz, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
2. Mohammad Rizwan, Phil Salt, Shan Masood, Dawid Malan (c), Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz (vc), Reece Topley, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim
PAK vs ENG, 1st T20I Probable Winners:
Pakistan are expected to win this match.