England vs Pakistan, 1st T20 Match Prediction 28 Aug 2020

Pakistan Tour of England 2020

England vs Pakistan, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2020-08-29

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

England

8.10 131/6 in 16.1
0 0/0 in 0.0

Pakistan

8.10 131/6 in 16.1
0 0/0 in 0.0
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz No result

England vs Pakistan cricket betting odds

ENG 1.95
PAK 1.76

ENG vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host England to lock horns with Pakistan at Manchester 

  • T20 Skipper Babar Azam and Left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi have been standout performers for Pakistan in the T20 format.
  • Captain Eoin Morgan and pacer Chris Jordan have put in excellent performances for England in the shortest format of the game
  • England have a formidable head-to-head record against Pakistan in the T20 format

Expect England to register a comfortable win over Pakistan.

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Match Preview

Host England will be looking to continue their winning momentum at home when they face Pakistan in the opening game of T20I series at Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester on Friday.

After winning the three-match Test series, England will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball. Eoin Morgan-led unit will be looking to play their best combination for this opening fixture against Pakistan.

On the other hand, Pakistan T20I Captain Babar Azam will be looking to make a strong comeback with the bat after a disappointing performance in the three-match T20I series. Uncapped players like Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah have been picked in the Pakistan’s squad for the T20I series.

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Teams Preview

England

Since Jan 2018, England have won 13 matches out of 17 played till now. England Captain Eoin Morgan will be pleased with his side’s formidable record in the T20I format in home conditions.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the experienced batting trio of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since past two years, Eoin Morgan has topped the batting charts for England in the T20 format. Left-hander has accumulated 562 runs in 19 T20I matches at an average of 40.14 with five half-centuries to his name.

Besides, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy have produced match-winning performances for the side in the T20 format.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of David Willey, Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan to make early breakthroughs with the new-ball.

Pacer Chris Jordan has shown tremendous consistency for the side in the T20 format.  Since Jan 2018, Jordan leads the bowling charts for England in the T20 format with 27 wickets at an average of 22.07.

England Actual Playing XI:

Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Tom Curran, Tom Banton, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan

England Predicted Playing XI

Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Tom Banton, Moeen Ali, Saqib Mehmood, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, David Willey/Chris Jordan.

Pakistan

Since August 2019, Pakistan have struggled to produce positive results in the T20 format.

In eight matches played, Pakistan have come out on top on three occasions.

In the batting department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Babar Azam, Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since past 12 months, Babar Azam has led the batting charts for Pakistan in the 20-over format.

In eight matches played, Babar Azam has accumulated 224 runs at an average of 37.33 with a splendid strike rate of 123.75. He has smashed three half-centuries during this period.

Opener Fakhar Zaman will be looking to make an impact with the bat in this three-match T20I series.

Experience duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz will return to provide stability and strengthen the bowling department. Given the weather conditions, the visitors might bring in Haris Rauf in place of Imad Wasim

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Shoaib Malik, Shaheen Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Ali 141 272 21 0 51.84
F Alam 21 74 1 0 28.38
B Azam 11 26 1 0 42.31
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Bowlers O M R W Econ
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim/Haris Rauf, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 12 0.11 mm. 1.28 k/h From: ENE 98%
03h 12 0.77 mm. 2.53 k/h From: NE 100%
06h 12 0.25 mm. 2.81 k/h From: NNE 91%
09h 13 1.28 mm. 6.67 k/h From: NE 100%
12h 13 2.07 mm. 7.09 k/h From: NE 100%
15h 12 0.90 mm. 6.75 k/h From: NNE 100%
18h 13 0.14 mm. 5.82 k/h From: NNE 100%
21h 10 0 mm. 4.33 k/h From: N 87%

The wicket prepared for the game will offer swing and seam movement for quick bowlers with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is going to be light clouds with a moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Pakistan will take heart from the fact that they won their previous T20I series against Bangladesh played at home.

Toss Prediction

With the newly prepared wicket for the T20I series at Manchester, the side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and exploit the pitch conditions. Average first innings score is around 140 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances produced in the T20 format,  Host England will be outright favorites to win their game against Pakistan. With likes of  Eoin Morgan, David Willey and Jonny Bairstow in excellent form for the side, England will be looking to dominate the proceedings with bat and ball.

Expect England to register a comfortable win over Pakistan.

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