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England vs Pakistan, ENG vs PAK, Today Match Prediction

18 July 2021 | 19:00 | Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England
200/10 in 19.5 10.08 winner
155/9 in 20.0 7.75

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

winner England beat Pakistan by 45 runs

Host England eye a strong comeback against Pakistan at Headingley

  • Pakistan registered a comfortable win over England in the opening game of the T20I series
  • England’s Liam Livingstone smashed a brilliant maiden ton in a losing cause at Nottingham.
  • Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were standout performers for Pakistan in the game played at Nottingham.

Expect England to beat Pakistan and level the three-match series.

  • Tournament: Pakistan Tour of England 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England
  • Toss: To Bowl

eng vs pak Match Prediction & Analysis

Hosts England and Pakistan will battle it out in the second T20I game of the series at The Headingley Cricket Ground on Sunday.

England will be keen to make a strong comeback in the T20 series after a comfortable defeat in series opener. Skipper Eoin Morgan will be hoping that side can learn from their mistakes and put in a better performance in bid to level the T20I series.

On the other hand, Babar Azam and co. came out on top in a high-scoring game played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. With this result, Pakistan have taken 1-0 lead in three-match T20I series.

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The home side might bring in experienced players like Jake Ball, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid in place of Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan and Matthew Parkinson.

Chasing a record 233 runs for victory, England managed to put up a decent fight, courtesy Livingstone brilliant 103 runs.

Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow will certainly look to do well in this game after scoring only 11 runs in the series opener.

With the side placed at 82 for 4, Liam Livingstone and Eoin Morgan came together and led the fightback with 51-run partnership.

Despite losing partners at the other end, Livingstone looked in sublime form and smashed his maiden ton in the T20 format. He played exceedingly well and scored 103 off 43balls with the help of six fours and nine sixes. Besides Livingstone, Jason Roy scored 32 runs off 13 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.

Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali and Lewis Gregory will need to contribute runs with the bat for England.

In the bowling department, medium-pacer David Willey was standout bowler for the side. Besides Willey, the other conceded well over ten runs an over.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Livingstone 103 43 6 9 239.53
J Roy 32 13 2 3 246.15
E Morgan 16 15 0 1 106.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Curran 4.0 0 47 2 11.75
D Willey 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
S Mahmood 4.0 0 46 1 11.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Curran 4.0 0 47 2 11.75
D Willey 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
S Mahmood 4.0 0 46 1 11.5

England Actual Playing XI:

Chris Jordan, Matt Parkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan

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The visitors certainly dominated the proceedings with the bat in the series opener played against England. Captain Babar Azam and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan got the side off to a flying start with 150-run opening partnership.

Babar Azam showed tremendous form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 85 off 49 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Rizwan, who notched up a splendid half-century with the help of eight fours and one six.

The big positive for Pakistan will be contributions from the middle-order as Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood to see the side post their highest total in the T20 format.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on pacers Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi to make crucial breakthroughs. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan picked up three wickets but conceded close to 60 runs in his four overs.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

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

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Azam 85 49 8 3 173.47
M Rizwan 63 41 8 1 153.66
F Zaman 26 8 1 3 325
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 3.2 0 30 3 9
S Khan 4.0 0 52 3 13
S Wasim 4.0 0 46 1 11.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 3.2 0 30 3 9
S Khan 4.0 0 52 3 13
S Wasim 4.0 0 46 1 11.5

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 4.65 k/h From: S 1%
03h 29 0 mm. 3.48 k/h From: S 12%
06h 24 0 mm. 2.32 k/h From: ESE 42%
09h 20 0 mm. 3.58 k/h From: S 60%
12h 21 0 mm. 4 k/h From: S 68%
15h 30 0 mm. 5.43 k/h From: SSW 45%
18h 35 0 mm. 5.85 k/h From: SSW 47%
21h 38 0 mm. 5.58 k/h From: SW 40%

Weather Conditions

The pitch will certainly be a good one for this contest. The weather forecast for the game is going to be blue skies in the evening.

Venue Details

The venue certainly provides an interesting contest between bat and ball. Previously, Headingley has regularly hosted Test matches and ODIs in the past.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 160 runs.

ENG vs PAK Winning Prediction

Hosts England will be pretty confident of doing well in this game as well. With the return of Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid, expect the home side to bring their A-game to the table in this contest.

Expect England to beat Pakistan and level the three-match series.

Author: Shoaib Z.