ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: England vs Pakistan 1st T20I – 28 August 2020 (Manchester)
Hosts England will take on Pakistan in the 1st T20I match of the 3 matches T20I series. This is the first T20I series after the COVID-19 break and two sides with some really good players are up against each other in this game.
The English side has been the best white-ball side for the last few years and they would like to continue their dominance in this series too. However, Jason Roy won’t be a part of this team due to injury and this can be a big blow for them but the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton can certainly fulfill the opening duties. The return of Chris Jordan will certainly make the bowling stronger for the hosts.
Pakistan tumbled in the test series but they generally perform well in the shortest format of the game. The return of the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will certainly bolster their middle-order and they will contribute in the bowling as well. Babar Azam will lead the side and will open the innings too whereas they have some lethal fast bowlers in their side as well.
England would definitely want to dominate in their own backyard but Pakistan can certainly give them a good fight.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings T20I score at the Old Trafford is 155 runs. However, we can expect a high scoring game here.
Total Games Played: 5; Batting 1st Won: 1; Batting 2nd Won: 4
There is some rain expected in this game and the toss will play a huge role.
Probable Playing 11
England: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, David Willey, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Pakistan: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftekhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz.
England vs Pakistan 1st T20I Match Details
Three Match T20I Series
Match: England vs Pakistan First T20I Match
Date And Time: 28 August, Saturday- 10:30 pm IST
Venue: The Old Trafford, Manchester
Where to Watch: Sony Six/HD
Top 4 Batting Order
- Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, and Eoin Morgan
- Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shoaib Malik
Death Overs Specialist
- Tom Curran and Chris Jordan
- Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
Jonny Bairstow will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Bairstow will carry the responsibility to give the team a good start in the absence of Jason Roy and he is a skilled player to do that. He has scored 725 runs in 32 T20I innings at an average of 27.88, his strike rate has been 140 as well. Jonny will definitely be picked.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Batsmen
Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan will be our batsmen from the England side. Morgan is in a brilliant form and he proved that in the last series against Ireland. He is a gun T20 batsman and has scored 2138 T20I runs in 89 games at an average of 31 whereas Malan is also a specialist T20 player and will play at the number 3 slot. He has scored 469 runs in 10 T20I games at an average of 52 which includes 5 half-centuries and 1 century. This duo has to be picked for this game.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez will be our batsman from the Pakistan side. Azam is the number 1 ranked T20 batsman and his stats speak for himself. He has scored 1471 T20I runs in just 38 games at an average of 50.72 which includes 13 half-centuries and he just cannot be dropped from the team whereas Hafeez is also a really experienced player and has scored 1992 runs in 88 games at an average of 25. He is a brilliant bowler as well and has picked 54 wickets in this bowling. This will be a vital duo from the Pakistani side.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 All-Rounders
David Willey and Lewis Gregory will our all-rounders from the England side. Willey made a brilliant International comeback in the last series against Ireland with both bat and the ball. He is a brilliant T20 player as well and has picked 34 wickets in 28 games. David has also scored 166 runs with the bat whereas Gregory is another talented all-rounder of the England side and he is majorly picked to manage the credits in this game.
Shoaib Malik will be our all-rounder from the Pakistan side. Malik is an experienced T20 campaigner and has been playing T20 cricket all around the globe. He has scored 2321 runs in 113 T20I games and has scored at an average of 31.36. In bowling, he has 28 scalps under his belt. Malik is an experienced player and will be a part of our team.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Bowlers
From England, Chris Jordan will make it into our team. Jordan is a T20 specialist bowler and has been absolutely brilliant in his death bowling. He has picked 58 T20I wickets in 46 games and has scored 223 runs with the bat too. Jordan will definitely be picked for this game.
From Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain would make their way into our team. Afridi and Hasnain are very young bowlers and are supremely talented as well. Afridi has picked 16 wickets in 12 games whereas Hasnain has just picked 5 wickets in his career. Both of them will bowl with a raw pace and should be included for this game.
Captain and Vice-Captain
The duo of Jonny Bairstow and Babar Azam will be our captain and vice-captain in this game respectively.
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