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After one of the classic T20 Internationals, England and Pakistan are set to treat us to more entertainment on a “Super Sunday” of international cricket. A full crowd Trent Bridge got their money worth with 433 runs plundered on another superb English batting wicket. A total of 26 siexes were struck in an incredible game of cricket, where the bowlers left the ground wondering just how they bounce back today.
In the end, Pakistan reminded us of how predictably unpredictable they are. After the top order let them down for most of the ODI series, the Pakistani top four produced the perfect performance en-route to the nation’s highest-ever T20I score. The bowlers, particularly the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain, will be looking to keep England at bay once again with regular wickets.
England will welcome back Jos Buttler, which makes them even more dangerous. After Liam Livingstone hit nine sixes and achieved England’s fastest-ever T20I century, no one can deny an England victory from any position. Incredibly, England scored over 200 without batting their full 20 overs, so expect more fireworks on a ground that is also terrific for batting.
Key Players to Watch/Key Stats
- If Jos Buttler fires, watch out. He will be keen to improve on a poor T20I record vs Pakistan (6 inns, 68 runs, avg. 11.33). At Headingley, however, Buttler has smashed 94 runs in two T20s at a strike rate of 184.31.
- Jason Roy looked in dangerous form in the first T20I, before his innings was cut short on 32 (13 balls). Like Buttler, Roy will be looking to improve on his record vs Pakistan (5 inns, 91 runs, avg. 18.20).
- Jonny Bairstow has plenty of T20 experience at Headingley. The right-hander has played 32 matches on this ground, with 774 runs at an average of 32.25 and strike rate of 135.08. Against Pakistan, Bairstow has scored 142 runs at an average of 28.40 and strike rate of 125.66.
- What an innings Liam Livingstone played two days ago. The hard-hitting batsman smashed the fastest T20I century for England, off just 43 balls. Can he back it up with another big effort today?
- Eyes will be on Saqib Mahmood after he had a superb ODI series. The pace bowler took seven wickets in the three ODIs, followed by an expensive 1/46 in the first T20I. His battle against Pakistan’s top order will be key.
- Babar Azam has been at his best in his last two matches. He followed up his superb 158 in the third ODI with a sparkling 49-ball 85 in the first T20I. He now has 242 runs in five T20I innings vs England at an average of 60.50, with three 50+ scores (SR 147.56).
- Mohammad Rizwan is enjoying a wonderful year in T20s. In addition to 500 runs in PSL 2021, Rizwan has scored 593 runs in 11 T20Is at a superb average and strike rate of 98.83 and 142.89 respectively. He is coming off a 41-ball 63 in the first T20I.
- Veteran Mohammad Hafeez showed some of the form he displayed in England last year. In that 2020 series, Hafeez slammed 155 runs in three T20Is at a superb strike rate of 176.13, and was dismissed just once. He scored 24 off just 10 balls in the first T20I.
- Sohaib Maqsood is also one to watch. He was looking mighty dangerous in the first T20I (19 off 7 balls) after a great PSL campaign where he scored 428 runs at a strike rate of 156.77.
- Shadab Khan concedes over 10 runs per over against England, but he is a wicket-taker. He has eight scalps in four matches against them, including 3/52 in the first match.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (3/30) was superb in the first T20I. His battle against England’s top order will make for great viewing. Also, Mohammad Hasnain (1/28) produced some display in a game that saw 433 runs. Can they repeat their strong efforts?
Stats and Facts
- Head to Head: Matches 18, England 11, Pakistan 6, Tie 1 (ENG WON), NR 1.
- Pakistan have won their last two T20Is in England.
- England have not lost a T20I series at home since 2018 vs India.
- Eoin Morgan has been in scratchy form of late. However, he has the most runs in ENG-PAK T20Is (406, avg. 36.90, SR 137.16).
Possible Playing 11
Paul Collingwood has confirmed that Jos Buttler is good to go. He will likely replace Moeen Ali.
England: 1. Jason Roy, 2. Jos Buttler (wk), 3. Dawid Malan, 4. Jonny Bairstow, 5. Liam Livingstone, 6. Eoin Morgan (c), 7. Lewis Gregory, 8. David Willey, 9. Tom Curran/Chris Jordan, 10. Matt Parkinson, 11. Saqib Mahmood
Pakistan should look to stick with the winning combination.
Pakistan: 1. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2. Babar Azam (c), 3. Fakhar Zaman, 4. Sohaib Maqsood, 5. Mohammad Hafeez, 6. Azam Khan, 7. Shadab Khan, 8. Imad Wasim, 9. Haris Rauf, 10. Mohammad Hasnain, 11. Shaheen Shah Afridi
Headingley Leeds Pitch Report and Weather
Another great batting pitch is expected for this one, with sunny conditions forecast. The average first-innings score in the T20 Blast on this ground this season is a high 192. With the firepower available in both sides, another high-scoring match certainly won’t be a surprise.
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Another cracking contest in store here. Pakistan will be tough to beat, but England have enough firepower to bounce back with a win.
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