Pakistan vs England, 5th T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
England tour of Pakistan
PAK vs ENG, 5th T20I
Pakistan will host England for the fifth time in the seven-game T20I series. The match is scheduled at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 28th September 2022. Out of 4 matches, the wins are equally distributed between the two opponents.
While Pakistan has won two of the games, but are still struggling with their middle batting order. Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed failed to signify their presence in the team. The team’s batting order is mostly dependent on the services of the opening pair of Mohammed Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam. Shah Masood has also impressed with his magnificent half-century and hopefully, the management will think of providing the southpaw with ample chances.
England will continue without the services of their regular skipper Jos Buttler. Although it is assumed that Buttler will return to the squad for the last two T20I matches. Nevertheless, Moeen Ali has led the team pretty well, and young players like Ben Duckett and Harry Brook have grabbed their chances. The bowling side may be slightly worrisome and the visitors would definitely try to learn from their mistakes and get better in their department.
Match: PAK vs ENG, 5th T20I, England tour of Pakistan, 2022
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
The fifth T20I will be played in the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The venue is a batting paradise and the bowlers will have to try harder to fetch wickets just like they previously struggled in Karachi.
PAK vs ENG Squads
PAK: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Jamal
ENG: Alex Hales, Philip Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, Liam Dawson, Olly Stone, Will Jacks, Jordan Cox, Tom Helm
PAK vs ENG Probable Playing XIs
PAK: Babar Azam(C), Khushdil Shah, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, M Hasnain
ENG: Harry Brook, W Jacks, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali(C), Sam Curran, Dawson, Ben Duckett, Phil Salt, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood
The visitors will start as the favourites to win this match against Pakistan. Along with this win, they would be looking forward to regaining their momentum.
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