PAK Playing 11: After being blanked in the ODIs 3-0, Pakistan registered its first win on the tour defeating England by a significant margin of 31 runs. The visitors will now face England in the second T20I of the series with an eye to wrap up the series. Pakistan had many positives in the last game. Their batting went exactly the way they would have wanted. The bowlers then did a decent job to derail England’s chase despite Livingstone’s heroics. This gives them a great chance to win a T20I series on English soil. England leads the head-to-head record over Pakistan in T20Is 12-6.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali was rested for the first T20I due to leg strain that he picked up during training prior to the match. He is likely to be rested given his replacement Hasnain had a brilliant outing in the last match.
Babar Azam (C)
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Babar Azam and Rizwan have formed a successful opening combination for Pakistan so far. Their 150-run partnership led the way to a daunting total. The middle order looked in good touch in the last match and will be looking to continue their performance. In bowling, Shaheen Afridi and Hasnain were brilliant. Shaheen picked up the crucial wickets of Malan and Bairstow while Hasnain had figures of 1-28 in 4 overs.
Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammed Hafeez, Usman Qadir, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Azam Khan, Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Arshad Iqbal, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 18 July and will start at 7:00 pm (IST).