Babar Azam’s Pakistan will take on Moeen-Ali-led England in the second match of the seven-game T20I series at the National Stadium in Karachi on Thursday (September 22). The seven-match series is a build-up for both sides for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 next month. England opener Alex Hales felt like he was making his England debut again when he returned from a 3 1/2-year exile and anchored them to victory over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 of the series. Hales returned to England colors on Tuesday for the first time since his second failed test for recreational drugs forced him to miss the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan vs England – 2nd T20I
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: 22th September at 08:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The surface at the National Stadium is a batting-friendly wicket and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the match while spinners will be crucial in the middle overs.
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Babar Azam(C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani
Philip Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(C), Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson
Mohammad Rizwan(C), Alex Hales, Babar Azam, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(VC), Iftikhar Ahmed, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Usman Qadir, Naseem Shah
Mohammad Rizwan, Alex Hales(C), Babar Azam(VC), Haider Ali, Harry Brook, Mohammad Nawaz, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Harris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Captain – Mohammad Rizwan, Alex Hales
Vice-captain – Babar Azam, Moeen Ali
Wicketkeeper – Mohammad Rizwan
Based on current form, England will be the favorite to win their game against Pakistan. With the likes of Alex Hales, Luke Wood, Adil Rashid, and Harry Brook showing excellent form in the series opener, the team management will be hoping for another clinical performance in this fixture. On the other hand, Pakistan will have to deliver exceptional batting performance to compete with England in this contest. Considering the team combination, England is expected to win this match.