Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I
The 2nd match of the 3-match T20I series between England and Pakistan will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
England vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
The selection by both teams in the first T20I was along the expected lines. England had to make a forced change of bringing in Tom Banton at the top, who would have otherwise batted at one drop, due to Jason Roy's shoulder injury.
The inclusion of right-arm fast-medium bowling all-rounder Lewis Gregory was a bit of a surprise, but clearly, Eoin Morgan sees the potential in him to stake a claim for the T20 World Cup next year.
For Pakistan, the quandary was always whether to pick an experienced team or give youngsters a chance given that three World Cups are lined up, starting 2021. Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah had to warm the bench as Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik were given the preference.
Tom Banton hogged the limelight in the first game with a stroke-filled 71. Pakistan bowlers got some tap in the middle but were good both towards the beginning and the forced end with spinners Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed sharing 5 wicket among them.
Both teams are expected to go in with an unchanged XI for the second game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Pakistan - Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
England - Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tom Banton (England), Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Jordan (England), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Jonny Bairstow (England), Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Tom Banton
Team Scores Batting first – England 170+, Pakistan 160+
Match Handicap England
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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