On Sunday (30th August) afternoon, the hosts England and the visitors Pakistan will face each other in the second game of the three-match T20I series at Old Trafford (Manchester).
They played the first game of this series last Friday (28th August) evening at the same venue. When the home team were batting on 131/6 in 16.1 overs rain stopped the game and the game was never restarted as the match finished with no result.
England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I: Match Details
This England vs Pakistan match will be played on Sunday (30th August) from 14:15 local time onwards (18:45 IST) at Old Trafford (Manchester).
England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I: Pitch Report
Old Trafford (Manchester) usually doesn’t provide the very high-scoring pitches in T20Is. The second batting team mostly enjoys the chasing, while the first batting side generally struggles. In the first game of this series, most of the English batsmen were struggling in the first innings.
However, if we see the recent overall T20 cricket records at this venue, it is tough to chase even 150-160 totals.
Average first innings total at this venue (only completed T20I innings): 138.33
T20I Match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 1 match; 2nd Batting team won – 4 matches.
England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I: Weather Forecast
While the first game of this series, which was a day/night affair, failed to produce a result due to the rain, the cricket fans are definitely in concern about Sunday’s weather, when the second game of this series will be played at the same venue, Old Trafford (Manchester).
The upcoming T20I will be an afternoon game. Though the cloud will party cover the sky, there is a rare chance for rain in the entire day. So, we can expect a full T20I match this time.
England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I: Predicted Playing XI
England: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, David Willey, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan and Saqib Mahmood
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Hasnain
England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I: Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
Among the hosts’ batsmen, opener Tom Banton was the only positive sign during the opening game of this series as he scored his first T20I fifty (71 runs off 42 balls; 4 fours and 5 sixes). Dawid Malan had the 71 runs partnership with Banton for the second wicket, but then Malan was run-out on 23 runs off 23 balls. Captain Eoin Morgan, opening batsman and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow are the other big names in this batting line-up.
Chris Jordan is the most consistent T20I bowler for the English side at present. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid is another consistent bowler in the limited-overs side.
While Pakistan didn’t bat in the last game, this batting line-up is hugely depended on captain Babar Azam’s performance, who is the no.1-ranked T20I batsman.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain: Babar Azam, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan
Vice-captain: Tom Banton, Imad Wasim
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket
Wicket-keeper(s) – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Tom Banton (vc)
All-Rounder(s) – Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket
Wicket-keeper(s) – Mohammad Rizwan, Jonny Bairstow (C)
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton
All-Rounder(s) – Imad Wasim (vc), Shadab Khan
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood
England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I: Live Streaming Details
In India, Sony Ten network will broadcast live this second match of this T20I series from 18:45 IST. This match will also stream live on the Sony Liv app.
Cricket Addictor website will also bring up the live commentary of this match.