Finally arriving in Pakistan for what looks to be an interesting trip is England. After the Asia Cup, Pakistan made a few intriguing roster adjustments, but it is still unclear if the team would adopt a new playing approach. The depth of England’s T20 resources is so tremendous that even though some of top players are resting for this tour, the squad will still have world-class options for every position.
The opening game’s prepared wicket will be ideal for batting with no support for the bowlers. Clear sky and a light breeze are expected for the game in the evening. All seven Twenty20 International games played in Karachi are won by Pakistan. Both teams will be eager to select the winning side, bat first, and post a challenging total. At Karachi’s National Stadium, the first inning usually results in between 190 and 195 runs.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, a left-arm pace bowler, is still recovering from a knee ailment and won’t be playing in the series. Top order batsman Fakhar Zaman, who is also out due to a knee injury he suffered in the Asia Cup Final, joins him there. Although Pakistan played in the 2022 Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka defeated them in both of their final two matches.
Jos Buttler, the captain of the visitors, will miss the duration of this series after suffering a calf injury while playing for Manchester Originals during the Men’s Hundred. In this first game of the series, Alex Hales is anticipated to make his comeback for England, while Jordan Cox is expected to make his series debut. The team’s captain will be Moeen Ali. England has only won four of its last 13 games in this format and has lost its last three T20I series.
Pakistan is predicted to win this match.
Get best of the sports betting experience on LotusFair.com
Pakistan is placed at 01.64 on LotusFair
England is placed at 02.52 on LotusFair
Predicted Playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khusdhil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Alex Hales, Phil Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Jordan Cox, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
Match : Pakistan vs England, 1st T20I
Event : England Tour of Pakistan, 2022
Venue : National Stadium, Karachi
Date : 20th September, 2022
Time: 08.00 PM IST/ 02.30 PM GMT
LotusFair Tip : Pakistan is the LotusFair prediction to win
To get quick updates on the odds and live score of this match visit www.lotusfair.com. Instantly double your deposit with LotusFair offer of 100% Deposit Bonus on your first Deposit upto INR 50,000/-