England are doing well in the series and have a chance to push themselves forward in the final T20 of this Karachi leg. After this game, they will have the likes of Jos Buttler, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes back. Pakistan are doing well in parts but are struggling to fire collectively as their middle-order remains an issue for them.
Played- 22 | England- 14 | Pakistan- 6 | No Result- 1 | Tie- 1
Date: 23rd September 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
The skies are clear during the PAK vs ENG fixture with some clouds and a lot of dew expected.
The Karachi track is likely to be flat and dry. There could be some spin, and the ball might keep low, but batting should be easier and batting second will be a better option.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Ifthikar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Kushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf
Jos Buttler/ Phil Salt, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood/ Richard Gleeson
Luke Wood is off to a really good start to his international career. Three wickets on debut and some solid bowling puts him in a good place among England’s list of budding fast bowlers. If he continues to bring out similar performances he could leave England with a lot of tough decisions to make as the competition among fast bowlers continues to rise.
Shan Masood forced his way back into the squad with some good performances. He was once a central member of the side. Now though, Masood will need some good performances to prove he belongs in the squad.
The third T20 is Pakistan’s best chance to grab an advantage this series. With Jos Buttler and Mark Wood slated to return, the English side is going to grow in experience over the next few days. With their return, a win may not be as easy or straightforward, putting a lot of focus on the third T20I for Pakistan.