ENG vs PAK: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st T20I
Babar Azam is a good captaincy pick for this game.
Updated - Jul 16, 2021 5:07 pm
England will host Pakistan in the first T20I of the three-match series. The encounter takes place at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 16 (Friday).
The game will commence at 11:00 PM IST and fans can switch to Sony Sports Network to catch the live action.
Pakistan suffered a 3-0 whitewash in the preceding ODI series and would like to put up a better show in the T20I leg. However, their task has become even more daunting with several first-choice England players back in the mix. Hence, Babar Azam’s men need a solid game plan to get their first win on the tour.
On the other hand, the England team would be confident ahead of this fixture and they have every reason to feel so. Their second-string side was enough to thrash Pakistan in the ODIs. Now that the big guns are back in the reckoning, the Three Lions would like to continue their dominance in white-ball cricket.
Predicted Playing XIs for ENG vs PAK:
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), 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
Captaincy Picks for ENG vs PAK:
Although Pakistan couldn’t win any game in the ODI series, skipper Babar Azam played a sensational knock in the final game. He scored runs all over the parka and ended up mustering a career-best 158. With the Nottingham track expected to be batting friendly, Azam would be determined to replicate his heroics.
Arguably the best T20 batter going around, Jos Buttler will be the man to watch out for from the England camp. Opening the batting, Buttler makes utilization of the powerplay overs, and piling up big scores isn’t beyond his reach either. Not to forget, he can also contribute with his précised glovework.
Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips
Jos Buttler (C), Haris Rauf
Jason Roy, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Rizwan (C), Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Shadab Khan
Jos Buttler (VC), Mohammad Rizwan, Jason Roy, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Dawid Malan, Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Haris Rauf