ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st T20I
England's senior players are back into the T20I squad after serving their isolation period.
Updated - Jul 16, 2021 12:49 pm
England’s senior players, who missed the ODI series due to COVID-19 isolation protocols, have returned for the T20I series. England’s interim captain Ben Stokes, who played a key role in winning the ODI series, has been rested for the T20Is. Jos Buttler, who was injured in the mid-way of the Sri Lanka series, has recovered from his injury.
Meanwhile, Pakistan were completely outplayed in all aspects of the game by a second-string England team in the ODIs. However, it’s a different ball when it comes to the T20 format. They are a well-balanced unit and will be all set for the 3-match T20I series, which is getting underway from Friday.
England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Date & Time: July 16th, at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
It’s a flat batting surface, but as usual, the quick bowlers do get plenty of assistance in the early part of the innings and even spinners will get some turn as well in the latter part. Since it’s an evening game, whoever wins the toss should bat first.
Probable Playing XIs for ENG vs PAK:
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone/Lewis Gregory, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Top Picks for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Jason Roy is a hard hitter of the cricket ball, and he likes to go against the bowlers from the start. He has mustered 1087 runs in 45 T20I matches at an average of 24.15, with the highest score of 78.
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam silenced his critics by scoring his career-best knock of 158 in the 3rd ODI. He had a good PSL and would want to carry the same form in the England series as well.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Lewis Gregory has been rewarded for his tremendous all-round performances in the ODI series with a place in the T20I squad. He is not new to this format, since he has already played 8 T20Is for England.
Shadab Khan is always effective with his variations. He brings more energy in the field and is even a handy customer with the bat.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Saqib Mahmood was the player of the series for his stunning bowling performances in the ODIs. He troubled the Pakistani batters upfront with the new ball. Mahmood has 3 wickets to his name in T20I cricket.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Jos Buttler is back into the T20I squad after recovering from a calf injury. He has got amazing talent and will be a nightmare for the bowlers in the powerplay. He has scored 1791 runs in 72 T20I innings at an average of 31.42.
ENG vs PAK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (Career T20I stats)|
|Jason Roy||1087 runs|
|Jos Buttler||1791 runs|
|Dawid Malan||1090 runs|
|Babar Azam||2035 runs|
|Mohammad Rizwan||843 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Jason Roy, Babar Azam (vc), Sohaib Maqsood, Dawid Malan, Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Haris Rauf
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc), Jason Roy, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Moeen Ali, Imad Wasim, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood, Shaheen Afridi
ENG vs PAK Risky Captaincy Choices:
Dawid Malan approaches the game differently in this format. He will rotate the strike well initially and likes to take the game deep. Malan is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Sohaib Maqsood had a fabulous PSL, which helped him to regain his spot in the Pakistani T20I side. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Faheem Ashraf is a well-known hitter of the ball in the later stages of the match and even a clever bowler as well, but his current form is not up to the mark. Given that there are many better all-round options available, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.