The first 4 T20Is will be played in Karachi and the rest of the 3 in Lahore. England looks confident, enjoying everything in Pakistan including the food. England practicing six hitting and much more to put pressure on Pakistan, right from the word go.
The pitches in Karachi and Lahore likely to be batting friendly. The first T20I in Karachi will be played on Sept 20, starting at 7:30 pm (Pak). Pakistan also looking forward for the 7 match T20I series. However, Pakistan’s attacking cricket with the bat has been almost finished, but the bowlers need to win games for Pakistan.
Pakistan on the other hand showed some poor performances with their middle order, in the recently concluded T20 Asia Cup. But this time, the opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will pose a big threat for the visitors.
Both top players, Mohammad Rizwan and captain Babar Azam hit by lot of criticism, one for slow batting and the other for not scoring runs. However, England in the 7 match T20Is, looks favorite. A slight edge always looks dangerous for Pakistan even at their home conditions.
The game plan for England would be to hit Pakistani bowlers hard no matter what. This is the reason why England practicing six hitting more than anything else.
The squad as England practicing SIX hitting
Jos Buttler (Captain & WK), Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, David Malan, Harry Brook, Jordon Cox, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Will Jacks, Phil Salt, and Moeen Ali, too good with the bat, and can hit sixes.
The bowlers: Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Luke Wood, Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Richard Gleeson, and Tom Helm. England squad have left arm fast bowlers and left handed batters too. The bowling and batting strength keeps England as favorite. England’s playing 11 will be known just after the toss, which would be at 7: pm (Pak).