Here is our Match Prediction and Tips for Pakistan vs England 1st T20i Match.
Pakistan and England are all set to lock horns against each other on the cricket field for the 1st T20i match after Pakistan lost the Asia Cup in Finals. The first match will commence on 20th September at National Stadium, Karachi.
Pakistan last played a T20i series against West Indies last year which they won by 3-0. Meanwhile, England last played a T20i series against South Africa and won 2-1. Both the teams will now have to go neck to neck and win the T20i series as the World Cup is ahead of them.
Mohammad Rizwan was the best batsman for Pakistan and the highest run-scorer of the previous T20i series with 203 runs in 3 innings and an average of 67.67. He also smashed a brilliant 87 runs in 45 balls in the second T20i match of the series against West Indies.
Mohammad Wasim Jr was the best bowler for his team with 8 wickets in 3 T20i matches and an average of 15.38
Jonny Bairstow was the best batsman for England and the second highest run-scorer of the series with 147 runs in 3 matches and an average of 49.00. Moeen Ali was just below Bairstow with 88 runs and an average of 27.67.
Richard Gleeson was the best bowler for his team with 4 wickets in 2 matches with an average of just 22.25.
Pakistan vs England 1st T20i Match Details –
Venue: National Ground, Karachi
Date and Time: 20th September, Tuesday at 8:00 PM IST
Pakistan vs England 1st T20i Match Prediction and Tips
✅ 50 runs can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings
✅ 1 wicket can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings
✅ Total first innings score can be over 170 runs if England bats first
✅ Total first innings score can be under 160 runs if Pakistan bats first
✅ England to win the match
✅ Player of the Match – Jos Buttler
✅ Highest wicket-taker – Reece Topley
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Players to watch out for –
England batter, Jason Roy is a right-handed batsman from England. He has smashed 1446 runs in his 58 matches T20I career so far and can provide England with another terrific start with the bat here.
Our Prediction – Jason Roy to score over 40 runs in the first match.
Reece Topley is expected to take over 3 wickets in the upcoming match.
Mohammad Rizwan has been performing brilliantly in both ODIs and T20is for his team. He was among the top run-scorers in the previous T20i series against West Indies with 203 runs. We expect him to score some runs in the first match.
Our Prediction – Mohammad Rizwan to score over 60 runs in the first match.
Babar Azam will score over 35 runs in the 1st T20i.
Dawid Malan can be the top run-scorer for England in the first match. Dawid Malan to score over 50 runs in the first T20i.
Haris Rauf is the player England should watch out for as he can do some serious damage with the ball.
Pitch Report –
Pakistan generally prepare attacking pitches for white-ball games and it will be no different at Karachi. The last few white-ball encounters at this ground have been high-scoring affairs and expectations will be the same, this time around.
Probable Playing XI for Pakistan vs England 1st T20i Match
Pakistan – Babar Azam Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
England – Alex Hales, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (C), Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Richard Gleeson/ Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood