ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I – 30 August 2020 (Manchester)
Hosts England will take on Pakistan in the 2nd 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 first game of the series was abandoned due to rain and this match is now very important for the series point of view as the winner of this game can’t lose the series. Both teams would give their all in this game.
The spinners will have a say on this pitch and that was proved in the last game by the Pakistani duo of Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim. Tom Banton played a brilliant inning in the last game and would like to continue whereas Jonny Bairstow would want to leave behind his struggles in this game.
This will be an interesting game to watch out.
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
The weather should stay clear for this game and we can expect a full game.
Probable Playing 11
England: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid.
Pakistan: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftekhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz.
England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I Match Details
Three Match T20I Series
Match: England vs Pakistan Second T20I Match
Date And Time: 30 August, Saturday- 6:45 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
Note: All the stats mentioned are prior to this series
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 failed in the last game but will definitely be picked.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Batsmen
Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton 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 Banton proved his quality in the last game as an opener. Banton’s S/R touched 156 in T20 cricket and he will be a force to deal with in this game as well.
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
Moeen Ali will our all-rounder from the England side. Ali is an experienced T20 cricketer and this pitch is offering some assistance to the spinners and Moeen will be a great pick as he can contribute a lot with the bat as well.
Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim 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 whereas Wasim bowled beautifully in the last game and would like to continue his good form. He has picked 44 wickets in 44 T20I games and will be a good pick here.
ENG vs PAK Dream11 Bowlers
From England, Chris Jordan and Saqib Mahmood 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 whereas Mahmood is also a talented player and has picked 23 wickets in his 21 games T20 career.
From Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi would make their way into our team. Afridi is a very young bowler and is supremely talented as well. He has picked 16 wickets in 12 games and would carry the responsibility to take early wickets for the side.
Captain and Vice-Captain
The duo of Babar Azam and Jonny Bairstow will be our captain and vice-captain in this game respectively.
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