PAK vs ENG 5th T20I: Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah available for remainder games

Updated on: Sep 27, 2022 5:42 pm IST

  • Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan

    PAK vs ENG 5th T20I: The seven-match T20I series between Pakistan and England have kept almost everyone on their toes. The competition between bat and ball has been enthralling as both the teams have played the high brand of cricket. The series currently stands at 2-2 and it is expected that both the cricketing heavyweights will give their everything in the remaining games.

    PAK vs ENG 5th T20I: Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah available for remainder games

    After four staggering games in the Karachi, both the teams will shift their bases to Lahore for the remaining three games. The fifth match is slated to take place on Wednesday (28th September).

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    With just one day remaining for the fifth game, it is learned that Pakistan will field the full strength side in the remaining three games. The Babar Azam-led side rested few key players in the first four matches, considering the workload.

    With Pakistan set to play full strength side, it is expected that young pacer Naseem Shah and vice-captain Shadab Khan will be back in the side. While the pacer is expected to replace Mohammad Hasnain, the leg-spinner will replace his counter part Usman Qadir.

    Naseem played first game of the series and after that he was rested for the three games whereas Shadab didn’t feature in any of the game.

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    Probable Playing XI for Pakistan and England for the fifth T20I 

    If Pakistan will play the full strength side, it is likely that there’ll be changes in the side. However apart from the two changes, the hosts can also look to rest Haris Rauf.

    On other other hand, England would be looking to bring back Mark Wood and give longer rope to youngsters. Let’s take a look at predicted XI of both the teams.

    Here’s the Probable playing XI of Pakistan 

    Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani

    Here’s a Probable playing XI of England 

    Alex Hales, Philip Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

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