With a rejuvenated resolve and hope following the Test series debacle, Pakistan has flexed its muscle to face England in the upcoming three T20 Internationals.
The three-match T20I series between Pakistan and England will kick off on Friday with the inaugural encounter at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The first T20I will begin at 10:00 pm according to the Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
The two teams have so far locked horns with each other 15 times in T20Is from 2006 to date. Last time, they met at Cardiff on May 5, 2019 in which Eoin Morgan-led England thrashed Pakistan by 7 wickets.
The 2nd ICC’s top-ranked England has so far succeeded to assert its dominance over fourth-ranked Pakistan as in the previous 15 T20Is, it held the record of 10-4.
It’s Pakistan and England’s third bilateral T20I series consisting of three matches. Previous both three-match series took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in February 2012 and November 2015 respectively and ended in England’s favor.
However, now Pakistan would be led by a new Captain Babar Azam who is also currently the ICC’s top-ranked batsman.
For the first T20I, Pakistan’s Playing XI will possibly include the following; Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan or Sarfraz Ahmed (as Wicket Keeper), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
It’s IT20 time! 💥
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 28, 2020
The second and third match of the three-match T20I series will be held at the same venue on August 30 and September 1 respectively.
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