Pakistan team is all set to wipe the test series memories with all new enthusiasm to take on England in the first T20 match and aim for a win at Old Trafford today.
According to the details, the match will be started at 10:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).
Pakistan will be up against England in a three-match T20I series starting from Friday. All three games will be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester.
England and Pakistan Teams
Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali/Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi/Naseem Shah.
Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Dawid Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
The world number one T20 batsman will return to the venue where he received his T20I cap. Babar Azam made his T20I debut in Pakistan’s nine wickets win against England at Old Trafford four years ago. He has loved playing in England since then.
Pitch and conditions
In T20s at Old Trafford since 2017, the overall run rate has been 7.98 runs per over, suggesting 160 might be a par score.
Rain is expected through much of the day, but should clear in good time for the game to get underway at 6 pm.
Persistent rain over the week will mean conditions are damp, which could result in a slow outfield.
Shoaib Malik is 108 runs away to score 10,000 T20 runs. He needs 31 more to surpass Brendon McCullum, who sits on 9,922.
Earlier England won the Test series 1-0. Pakistan and England will take part in three-match T20I series, starting from Friday, August 28.
This was the England‘s first series win against Pakistan since 2010. They drew two and lost two against Pakistan during this period.
English Pacer Jimmy Anderson took his 600th Test wicket v Pakistan, becoming the first fast bowler as well as first bowler for England in history to achieve the feat.