Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- England v Pakistan only T20I

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman
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After a shaky return to international cricket against Ireland, England will take on Pakistan in the only T20I in the UK tour of Pakistan. The match will be played at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

In the five matches that England have played at this venue, they have won all of them. Additionally, Pakistan have not fared well against England in T20Is in recent times and have lost five of their last six matches played between the two teams. However, the last time that both teams met, Pakistan won the match by nine wickets in an emphatic manner.

England were reeling at 66-5 against Ireland at one point but a sensible partnership between Ben Foakes and Tom Curran helped them reach the target. Both Joe Root and Eoin Morgan did not fire in their last game against Ireland, but the team is expected to only get better from here on.

England would be without Sam Billings and Jason Roy, both of whom have suffered injuries. While Roy sustained a back spasm while playing for Surrey, Billings dislocated his shoulder in a match while representing Kent.


The match will bring another opportunity for James Vince and Jofra Archer to prove their mettle and push for a place in England's World Cup squad.

Pakistan would miss the services of Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez who are not available for this match. Their top three in Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam will hold the key to their batting, while Hasan Ali will be their strike bowler.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

England- James Vince, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Ben Foakes (wk), David Willey, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett

Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)(wk), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – England 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Eoin Morgan (England)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Jofra Archer (England)

Most Fours – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Eoin Morgan (England)

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 160+, England 170+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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