Pakistan take on England in the sixth T20I in Lahore on September 30, Friday. The hosts are leading the series 3-2 after winning the last two games. England needs to win this game to keep the series alive. The series has been very closely fought so far and has served as an ideal preparation ground for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan debutant Aamer Jamal defended 15 runs in the last over to hand a memorable win for his side. He nailed his wide yorkers on target not allowing England skipper Moeen Ali who scored his fifty to get under the ball and hit him for runs.
Pakistan were bowled out for 145 and they came up with a terrific performance with the ball to defend the lowish total. The win would give them great confidence heading into the final two games.
PAK vs ENG: Match Preview, England Tour Of Pakistan 2022, 6th T20I
England’s bowling has performed better than their batting in the series so far. They continue to miss their skipper Jos Buttler who was ruled out with a calf injury that he survived in The Hundred tournament back in August. The side is under pressure heading into the sixth game and needs to win the game to keep the series alive. None of the England batters have yet scored over 200 runs in the tournament. As per reports, the management might not risk playing Buttler in the last two games even as they face a must-win situation.
Moeen Ali(c), Philip Salt(w), Alex Hales, Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, David Willey, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Tom Helm, Luke Wood, Sam Curran, Richard Gleeson, Jordan Cox
The home side has discovered a few key players throughout these five games. Aamer Jamal in the last game was one such revelation. He kept a cool head as he nailed his yorkers. Mohammad Rizwan has carried them with the bat scoring 315 runs in five matches with four fifty-plus scores. Babar Azam has shown his class but has not been consistent. With the ball, Haris Rauf is now the senior pacer with Naseem Shah testing covid positive after being down with pneumonia. There are reports that Raudf might be rested for the next game.
Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani, Aamer Jamal