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England vs Pakistan, ENG vs PAK, Today Match Prediction

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

155/7 in 19.4

7.88 Team Logo

154/6 in 20.0

7.70
SCORECARD

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

England beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

England, Pakistan to lock horns for series decider at Manchester.

  • Host England registered comprehensive win over Pakistan at Headingley Cricket Ground.
  • All-rounder Moeen Ali, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and pacer Saqib Mahmood were standout performers for England in 2nd T20I at Leeds.
  • Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan put in credible performances for Pakistan in the previous game played against England.

Expect England to overcome Pakistan in the final T20I and clinch the series.

Tournament: Pakistan Tour of England 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England | Toss: To Bat

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Host England will be looking to clinch the T20I series when they face Pakistan in the third and final game at Manchester on Tuesday.

Despite Morgan sitting on the sidelines, the home side once again continued their experimentation and brought in Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali for the game at Headingley. For the series decider, the team management will make one change as Eoin Morgan would come in place of Dawid Malan in the final XI.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be looking to learn from their mistakes and put in a clinical performance at Manchester. The visitors might make one change as Azam Khan might be dropped to add another spinner in Usman Qadir.

England Preview

The big positive for England has been excellent form shown by middle-order batsman Liam Livingstone.

In the batting department, the onus will be on openers Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, and the middle-order trio of Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Surprisingly, Liam Livingstone is currently England’s leading-run scorer in this T20I series. He has accumulated 141 runs at a strike rate of 213.64. Livingstone will be looking to continue his splendid form in this series decider.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood and Tom Curran to make crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball. Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will be three spinners for the final game at Manchester.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson

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

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Buttler
59
39
7
2
151.28
L Livingstone
38
23
2
3
165.22
M Ali
36
16
6
1
225
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Mahmood
4.0
0
33
3
8.25
A Rashid
4.0
0
30
2
7.5
M Ali
3.0
0
32
2
10.67

England Actual Playing XI:

Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Saqib Mahmood, David Willey

Pakistan Preview

Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq will be keen to come with better plans for the series decider at Manchester.

In the batting department, the side is depending heavily on the opening duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to do the bulk of the scoring. With over 200 runs in two matches between the opening pair, the team management will be hoping the experienced players like Mohammad Hafeez can come to the party with the bat.

The likes of Sohaib Maqsood, Imad Wasim and Fakhar Zaman will have the liberty to after the bowlers in the latter stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi and Imad Wasim to create breakthroughs in the initial set of Powerplay overs. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan and pacer Haris Rauf will be looking to keep the opposition batsmen at bay in the middle overs of the innings.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (captain), Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain

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

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Rizwan
37
29
3
1
127.59
S Khan
36
22
2
3
163.64
B Azam
22
16
3
0
137.5
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Hasnain
4.0
0
51
3
12.75
S Wasim
4.0
0
37
2
9.25
H Rauf
4.0
0
48
2
12

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
20
0 mm.
0.84 k/h
From: N
20%
03h
19
0 mm.
0.34 k/h
From: N
16%
06h
19
0 mm.
0.31 k/h
From: NW
9%
09h
24
0 mm.
1.45 k/h
From: WNW
0%
12h
27
0 mm.
2.71 k/h
From: NW
0%
15h
27
0 mm.
4.33 k/h
From: NW
0%
18h
24
0 mm.
3.13 k/h
From: NW
0%
21h
20
0 mm.
1.68 k/h
From: N
0%

Weather Conditions

Expect another belter of a wicket with both the teams looking to score close to 200 runs. The weather for the game will be expected to be sunny with light winds.

Venue Details

Old Trafford in Manchester is going to host the series decider between England and Pakistan. The visitors have won two matches of three played against England at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a mammoth score on the board.

Based on current form, England will be favorites to win the series decider against Pakistan. The home side have a superior batting lineup in comparison to Pakistan, who have relied on Babar to lead the way in this T20I series.

Expect England to overcome Pakistan in the final T20I and clinch the series.

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Author: Shoaib Z.