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PAK vs ENG: Pakistan Expect Middle Order Batters Not to Repeat the Same Mistake

England have gained sufficient confidence and will look for another one tonight against Pakistan to take a prominent lead in the series
Roohan Adeel

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Heading into the second T20I of the seven-match T20I series, England will feel much better as they clinched a comfortable victory in the opener game. England have gained sufficient confidence and will look for another one tonight against Pakistan to take a prominent lead in the series. On the other hand, Pakistan will lock horns to level the series 1-1. 

Current Form

Pakistan and England recently played their series opener match, and England comfortably dominated the hosts. Pakistan posted a target of 159 runs in their allotted overs that England chased down for a loss of four wickets. We have already discussed the first T20I, so now we will be focusing on how both of the teams will display a challenging game to make this series a remarkable one. 

England have some setbacks in their bowling lineup as they couldn’t claim a wicket in the first half of the innings. However, Luke Wood is the finest addition to their bowling department, who claimed three wickets in the death overs. The debutant will be aiming high to prove his dominance in this series and to reserve his position in the national squad.

Pakistan also improved as their openers managed to make a solid partnership. Pakistan struggled to maintain consistency with the bat, which led to a devastating loss in the Asia Cup final. Pakistan pacers found it difficult to restrict England’s batting attack as Alex Hales made an impressive return. 

Players to watch:

England will be relying on their opener batters to once again steal the show with their batting approach and dominate the day. The in-form Alex Hales will look for another massive inning to announce his comeback after three years. 

Harry Brook

It was the first time; Harry Brook displayed a match-winning cameo to help England past the finishing line. He is considered a perfect hitter; however, he came from nowhere to play a blistering knock. 

England will be coming in with plenty of big names missing, but that wouldn’t stand in their way as they brushed aside the host by six wickets.

Pakistan have various batters to turn the table around, but somehow, they are lacking to do so. 

Mohammad Rizwan

The all-time favorite batter in the limited overs games is all set to register another blistering knock to his name. Despite all the odds, Mohammad Rizwan remained vigilant to lift the side with his brilliance at any moment of the game. He recently scored 68 off 46 deliveries, but things didn’t go in favor.

Shan Masood

The new addition to the Pakistan squad is looking to prove his strength with the bat as England bowled him out for seven runs in the first T20I. Shan Masood was added to the squad as Fakhar Zaman sustained an injury during the Asia Cup. He is the ideal choice to help Pakistan overcome their batting lineup challenges.

Pitch Report:

In T20 matches, the pitch at Karachi National Stadium has a favorable surface for batters. In the most recent game, England easily chased down the 159-run goal, and bowlers had no assistance in the middle and closing overs. We should expect another high-scoring match on Thursday because the average first innings score is 171 runs.

Playing XI:

Pakistan

Babar Azam(C), Khushdil Shah, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

England

HC Brook, DJ Malan, AD Hales, MM Ali(C), SM Curran, DJ Willey, BM Duckett, PD Salt, RJ Gleeson, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood

 

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