Babar Azam will head into the third T20I on Tuesday with the confidence of clinching the T20I series by winning the final T20I against England. With the series tied at 1-1, both the teams will have the chance to claim the series by winning the decider T20I. England will enter the final T20I as favorites & will be carrying their winning momentum with the view of clinching the series. Visitors on the other hand will bounce back in the final T20I to clinch the T20I series by displaying gleaming performances.
England showed why they are regarded as one of the best white-ball teams in the World as they bounced back strongly to level their three-match T20I series against Pakistan on Sunday. Sent in to bat first, England brought up a total of 200 runs with Captain Jos Buttler leading the charge followed by the cameos from Liam Livingstone & Moeen Ali. England’s sharp bowling attack was led by Chris Jordan & Adil Rashid to restrict Pakistan in their target chase & seal a glorious 45 runs triumph in the second T20I.
Pakistan opened the T20I series by registering a stunning win against England with Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam leading the momentum by scoring a record total. However, in the second T20I Pakistan failed to leave a mark as they could score a total of 155 runs in response to their target of 201. Today at Old Trafford, Babar Azam will try to replicate their heroics from the series opener & win the third T20I in order to clinch the series & take a perfect retaliation for the humiliation they suffered in the preceding ODIs.
Predicted Playing XIs:
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Hasnain.
The Old Trafford pitch looks to favor spinners with ample turn-on offer. The pacers might not get much movement off the surface, with the change of pace being key. As the pitch gets slower as the match progresses, teams might prefer batting first upon winning the toss. 160-170 should be a good score with wickets in hand being key.
Match: England vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I
Date and Time: 20th July 2021, at 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
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