England vs Pakistan 2020: 4 England players to watch out for in T20I series
England is going to field a completely different team where not a single player from the current Test team is a part of the 14-man T20I squad.
Updated - Aug 28, 2020 9:28 am
England vs Pakistan Test Series in 2020 ended with a 1-0 win in favor of the home team England. Joe Root and Co closed their gap with second-ranked Australia in the ICC Test Championship table after winning the series. Now the focus shifts to the shortest form of the game where the two nations will go head to head in a three-match T20 series. The captains of both the teams will be changed along with most of the players.
In fact, England is going to field a completely different team where not a single player from the current Test team is a part of the 14-man T20I squad. Eoin Morgan will be in charge of the English team for the three matches that’ll be played at Old Trafford.
In terms of ICC rankings, England is second while Pakistan is at no.4. Both the teams played their last T20I series during pre-COVID times and both of them won it convincingly. So given the current form, this should a cracker of a series.
In this article, we will have a look at 4 England cricketers whose performance will be the one to watch out for in the series
4. Tom Banton
Tom Banton grabbed some attention during the T20 Blast 2019 season where he smashed 549 runs at a strike-rate of 161.67. This performance opened the doors to the T20 leagues all around the globe and also made his way into the national team in November 2019.
The 21-year-old has played six ODIs and three T20Is for England so far and his last international knock of 58 runs showed his potential at this level. A flamboyant stroke maker with some eye-catching shots in his arsenal, Banton is a classic modern-day batsman. His performance in the Big Bash League 09 is the testimony of it where he scored 223 runs at a whopping strike-rate of 176.98.
Baton batted for England mostly in the middle-order. With Jason Roy pulling out of this T20I series, the hard-hitting opener is expected to open the innings alongside Jonny Bairstow and will be one of the players to watch out for.