England vs Pakistan, 2020: 3rd T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

England vs Pakistan, 2020: 3rd T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Mohammad Hafeez was in terrific touch in Manchester, scoring 69 runs off 36 deliveries. Hafeez will be the player to look out for.

Babar Azam and Eoin Morgan
Babar Azam with Eoin Morgan. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB)

Playing XIs

Pakistan

Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

England

Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood


Match Details

The 3rd game of the 3-match T20I series between England and Pakistan will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (10:30 PM IST) (5:00 PM UTC). This match can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. It will be live-streamed on the Sony Liv app.

Preview:

After losing the 2nd T20I, Pakistan will look to bounce back in the final match and level the series. England performed exceptionally well against the Men in Green on 30th August. Eoin Morgan led his team from the front with a captain’s knock in Manchester.

Pakistan has got a major injury scare as the team’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir is likely to miss the 3rd T20I. Babar Azam might be concerned about his bowling attack as they could defend a target of 196 runs in the last match. On the other side, the English bowlers will also try to keep a check on the runs flow. England might also make a couple of changes for this match. David Willey could replace Saqib Mohammad while Joe Denly might come in for Lewis Gregory.


Weather Report

The skies will be partly sunny in Manchester on Saturday. With zero predictions for rain, the fans should get a full match. 

Pitch Report

The pitch proved to be a batting paradise in the 2nd T20I match, with both teams posting 190+ scores. It will require a special effort from the bowlers to keep the batsmen under control.

Average 1st innings score: 170 (Completed Men’s T20Is since 2015)

Record of Chasing Teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

Mohammad Amir has got an injury scare and will likely be unavailable for selection.

Probable Playing XIs

England:

Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings (WK), Joe Denly/Lewis Gregory, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood/David Willey, Tom Curran.

Bench: Joe Denly/Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood/David Willey. 

Pakistan:

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (WK), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi. 

Bench: Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Naseem, Mohammad Hasnain.

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Top Picks

Babar Azam, the No.1 ranked T20I batsman, has an excellent record in England. He hit a fine 56 off 44 balls for Pakistan in the last match. 

Eoin Morgan played a fantastic innings of 66 runs in the previous game, which makes him a top pick for this contest. 

Mohammad Hafeez was in terrific touch in Manchester, scoring 69 runs off 36 deliveries. Hafeez will be the player to look out for. 

Tom Banton had scored 71 runs in the first T20I. Even though he failed in the last match with only 20 runs, he can be backed to play well in the last game. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow

Vice-Captain Options Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Tom Banton

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow

BattersBabar Azam (VC), Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Dawid Malan

All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Haris Rauf

 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow

Batters – Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez (VC), Dawid Malan (C), Fakhar Zaman, Tom Banton

All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan

 


Expert Advice

If Wahab Riaz features in the Pakistani playing XI, it is advisable to pick him in one of the Dream11 fantasy teams. In the last T20I match that Wahab played in Manchester, he dismissed 3 English batsmen. He could prove to be a differential. You can even pick him in the first team in place of Shaheen Afridi if he plays.

Probable Winners

England is expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.