Pakistan tour of England 2020: England Vs Pakistan, Second T20I

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Rain seems to have taken over liking towards cricket recently as they making it` appearance all over the world. England team missing its regular players looked pretty shaky in the first t20I match barring Tom Banton. Pakistan bowlers made a superb comeback from 109/2 to 123/6 in the last match. We got very less clues about the teams as the match was unable to be completed. We predict England team to win this match due to their home advantage and attacking players in the top order. 

Pitch Conditions: Batsmen were making runs easily in the first half of the match before Pakistan spinners came back to strike. We expect average scores to be in the range of 170-180 runs in this match. 

Toss Prediction: Pakistan choose to chase last match as we had rain threat and DLS equation favors chasing teams. We expect both captains to follow the same trend albeit a better weather on the match day now. 

Predicted Playing XI

ENGLANDEoin Morgan (C), Johnny Bairstow (Wk), Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, David Willey, Moeen Ali,  Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Lewis Gregory

PAKISTANBabar Azam (C), Mohammed Rizwan (Wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ifthikar Ahmed, Mohammed Hafeez, ImadWasim, Shoaib Malik, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Amir, Wahab Riaz

MATCH FACTS:➢ England were at 131/6 in 16.1 overs before rain played a spoilsport. ➢ Pakistan spinners took all the 5 wickets to fall (ShadabKhan -2, Imad Wasim -02, Iftikhar -1) while DawidMalan was unluckily run-out. ➢ England has 5 players who are yet to play 20 T20I matches in their playing XI while Pakistan has only 2 players. 

Players to Bet on

ENGLAND

1. Tom Banton – Banton returned to his ideal opening position due to the absence of Jason Roy and showcase his skills scoring 72 runs off 47 balls after a sedate start. He will look to make a big mark in the opportunity he got to represent England. 2. Dawid Malan – Dawid Malan has played just 11 T20I matches but has 5 fifties and a century to his name already. He was run-out in the last match due to miscommunication. Lookout for his bat to do the talking in this match. 3. Chris Jordan – Jordan is hailed as of the best t20 bowler owing to his ability to bowl the slower balls and variations effectively. He did not get a chance to perform in the first t20I and will be eager to hit the field this match. 

PAKISTAN

1. Babar Azam – Babar Azam is the No.1 batsman in the T20I format in ICC rankings currently. He scored 195 runs at an average of 48.5 in the 3 tests with 2 fifties to get good acclimatization to the English conditions. 2. Shadab Khan – Shadab Khan went for 26 runs in his first two overs by the English Batsmen but he comeback strongly to finish with figures of 4-0-33-2 claiming the wickets of Tom Banton and Moeen Ali. 3. Shaheen Afridi – Afridi has better knowledge of conditions as he has played the Test series. He also will use his left-arm angle and pace to trample the left-handers in England`s middle order. 

DREAM XI Picks

Wicket-Keeper: Johnny Bairstow (ENG)

Batsmen: Eoin Morgan (ENG), Babar Azam (PAK), DawidMalan (ENG), Tom Banton (ENG),

All-rounders: Imad Wasim (PAK), Shadab Khan (PAK)

Bowlers: Adil Rashid (ENG), Mohammed Amir (PAK), Shaheen Afridi (PAK), Chris Jordan (ENG)

Captain: Tom Banton (ENG) 

Vice-Captain: Chris Jordan (ENG) or Babar Azam (PAK)

ENG – England

PAK – Pakistan

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Dhinesh is a cricket article writer with a good-understanding and love towards the game. He is aspiring to become a cricket journalist and column writer in the future. His favorite teams are the Indian Cricket team & Chennai Super Kings. He is an ardent fan of MS Dhoni and Dale Steyn.

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