The 7 match marathon series between Pakistan and England is almost midway.
With 2 comfortable wins, England look in the driving seat while Pakistan are struggling with their team combination and lack of form.
The second match once again saw a massive total scored in the 1st innings. England made 221-3 which is the highest total ever scored against Pakistan in T20.
With Babar and Rizwan chasing 200 in the previous match, the match looked balance still.
But Pakistan collapsed once again after both openers fell early. Once again, Pakistan’s middle order could not do enough to even get close to the mammoth target.
Barring Shan Masood who made a fighting 63 of 40, no one else showed enough resistance. Pakistan’s bowling was ordinary at the day as well as England batters made sure to send them all over the park.
England on the other hand have been remarkable on this tour so far.
They have tried different combinations and so far it is working for them all right.
The batting order is packed with explosive batters like Hales, Malan, Ben Duckett, Brook. Duckett and Brook played explosive innings to reach the total of 221.
On the bowling end, Mark Wood had an impressive return match after injury. He consistently bowled in 150s and troubled the Pakistani batters at their expense.
It is high time for Pakistan to focus on the team building for the next T20 World Cup rather than focusing on the results of this series.
Their middle order is fragile and keeps getting exposed.
About time Pakistan make some changes and sort out their middle order issue before they depart for the WT20 in Australia.
Date: 25th September 2020
Time: 7:30 pm PST
Head to head record
Pakistan and England have played 23 T20 Internationals against each other.
England are ahead in the win count with 16 wins while Pakistan has won 6 matches. 1 game was tied out of these 22.
Probable Playing 11 – Pakistan:
Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan/Muhmmad Haris, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal/Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Muhammad Hasnain
Probable Playing 11 – England:
Phil Salt, Alex Hales, David Malan, Ben Duckett/Will Jacks, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
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Who will win?
So far the series is poised in the favour of visitors.
Pakistan have been struggling for the most part despite having the home advantage.
As far as the conditions are concerned, Karachi has always been a venue with high scoring games.
So this match will once again see tons of runs being scored unless the pitch decided to behave entirely differently.
For Pakistan to make a comeback, all they need to do is contain the explosive England batting and they’ll have a chance.
England are on the top of their game so far and they might make some changes in the team to try out new combinations while maintain their victorious run.
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