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England vs Pakistan, ENG vs PAK, Today Match Prediction

Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England

201/10 in 19.2

10.40

232/6 in 20.0

11.60 Star
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bowl first

Pakistan beat England by 31 runs

Host England aim to continue their dominance in the T20I series.

  • England completed a whitewash over Pakistan in the ODI series.
  • Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have shown excellent form for Pakistan in the T20 format.
  • Jason Roy, Lewis Gregory and David Willey have shown decent form for England this summer

Expect England to register a comfortable win over Pakistan at Nottingham.

Tournament: Pakistan Tour of England 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Host England will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on Pakistan in the opening game at Trent Bridge.

England have announced their squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series. Eoin Morgan is expected to lead the side for the three-match T20I series. Lewis Gregory, Matthew Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood have included in the T20 squad for Pakistan series.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be looking to bounce back strongly after performing poorly in the T20I series. The visitors failed to compete against England in the 50-over format. The team management will be looking to come up with better game plans for this series.

England Preview

Experienced players like Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have been rested for this T20I series. The trio is expected to feature for England’s upcoming Test series against India at home.

Jake Ball, Saqib Mahmood and Lewis Gregory are expected to be slotted into the final XI for this game.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the top-order trio Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan and captain Eoin Morgan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the ODI series, Dawid Malan scored a half-century in the series opener but then perished for a duck in the last two matches. Left-hander will be looking to get back amongst the runs.

England Captain Eoin Morgan found form with the bat in the previous series against Sri Lanka. He will be keen to make a notable score in this opening encounter.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace trio of Jake Ball, Chris Jordan and Saqib Mahmood to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball.

England Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Tour of England 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Vince
102
95
11
0
107.37
L Gregory
77
69
6
3
111.59
Z Crawley
39
34
7
0
114.71
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Carse
10.0
0
61
5
6.1
S Mahmood
10.0
2
60
3
6
M Parkinson
9.0
0
70
1
7.78

England Actual Playing XI:

Matt Parkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Lewis Gregory, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Tom Curran, Dawid Malan, Saqib Mahmood, David Willey

Pakistan Preview

For this series opener, Mohammad Hafeez, Usman Qadir and Imad Wasim will be slotted into the playing XI against England.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the openers Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, experienced middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez and rookie Azam Khan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Imad Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood are more than capable players in the middle-order that can increase the rate of scoring in the last ten overs of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali and Usman Qadir to deliver breakthroughs in this fixture.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood, Usman Qadir, Azam Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Tour of England 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Azam
158
139
14
4
113.67
M Rizwan
74
58
8
0
127.59
I
56
73
7
0
76.71
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
H Rauf
9.0
0
65
4
7.22
S Khan
10.0
0
61
2
6.1
H Ali
9.0
0
69
1
7.67

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, SI Wasim, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Azam Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
14
0 mm.
1.42 k/h
From: N
0%
03h
13
0 mm.
0.65 k/h
From: WNW
0%
06h
15
0 mm.
1.41 k/h
From: WNW
0%
09h
21
0 mm.
2.01 k/h
From: NNW
0%
12h
25
0 mm.
2.4 k/h
From: N
4%
15h
26
0 mm.
2.41 k/h
From: NNW
29%
18h
23
0 mm.
1.38 k/h
From: NNW
54%
21h
18
0 mm.
1.78 k/h
From: E
47%

Weather Conditions

Traditonally, the wicket at Nottingham is one of the most placid pitches in the UK. Expect some assistance for the spinners with the old ball.

Venue Details

Trent Bridge is expected to host the series opener between England and Pakistan. The Green Shirts will take heart from the fact that they won their only game against South Africa at the venue.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 170 runs. The two matches played at Nottingham have been won by sides batting second.

Given that England are back to their full-strength squad, the home side will start as favorites. With likes of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow at the top of the innings, England will be looking to make strong statement with the bat ahead of this year’s ICC T20 World Cup.

Expect England to register a comfortable win over Pakistan at Nottingham.

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Author: Shoaib Z.