ENG vs PAK: Pakistan's Predicted Playing XI Against Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Final

Published - 13 Nov 2022, 08:40 AM | Updated - 13 Nov 2022, 08:41 AM

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Pakistan takes on England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 final in Melbourne on November 13. The final is a rematch of the 1992 World Cup final which was also played between the two teams 30 years ago. The Men in Green won that final and there is a possibility of history repeating itself.

As far as head-to-head in T20Is is concerned, England and Pakistan have faced each other in 28 T20Is. Out of those games, England have won 18 whereas Pakistan have won on 9 occasions. 1 match ended without a result. In T20 World Cups, England have won both the matches they played against Pakistan.

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. PC- Getty
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. PC- Getty

However, the finalists have momentum on their side after beating New Zealand in the semi-final by seven wickets. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan finally got runs as everything else fell into place. Pakistan did ride their luck with South Africa losing to the Netherlands and have not looked back since.

There are no injury concerns in the Pakistan camp as opposed to the England camp. They are likely to play the same side that played against New Zealand in the semi-final.

ENG vs PAK: Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI Against Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Final

Babar Azam (C)

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

Babar notched up 53 off 42 balls in the 153-run chase against New Zealand. After struggling with form initially, the Pakistan skipper has found form at the right time. Prior to that game, he has just scored 39 runs from five games in the campaign.

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Mohammad Rizwan (WK)

Mohammad Rizwan. PC- ICC
Mohammad Rizwan. PC- ICC

Rizwan notched up a brilliant 57 against the Kiwis in the semi-final. The Pakistan keeper-batsman is now the team’s highest run-scorer with 160 runs in 6 games averaging 26.66.

Shan Masood

Shan Masood
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Masood has been the glue for Pakistan at number three. He scored a fifty in the very first game against India and has played crucial knocks since then. He has hit 137 runs in 6 games at an average of 45.66 which includes two unbeaten knocks.

Mohammad Haris

Mohammad Haris
Mohammad Haris (PC-Getty Images)

Haris has been a find for Pakistan in this tournament. He has played a few match-winning cameos the last being 30 off26 balls against New Zealand in the semi-final. So far he has scored 89 runs in 3 games at a strike rate of over 160.

Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed. Pic Credits: Twitter

Iftikhar slots in at number five in the final. So far in this World Cup, he has scored 114 runs at an average of 28.50 and a strike rate of 131 including two half-centuries. Though he missed with the bat, he took 1 for 15 against Bangladesh.

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Nawaz slots in at number six. He has been a useful all-rounder for Pakistan. He has scored 63 runs in four innings with a best of 28 against South Africa. So far in 6 games, Nawaz has picked 3 wickets in 4 games at an economy of 7.44. He picked up 1 for 12 against New Zealand.

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan
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Shadab Khan has picked up 10 wickets for Pakistan in this World Cup so far at an average of 11.20. With the bat, he has scored 78 runs in 5 games so far at an average of 26.0 and a strike-rate touching 180. He scored 52 off just 22 balls against Bangladesh. His economy in this World Cup has been 6.59.

Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afrid
Shaheen Afridi. Pic Credits: Twitter

Afridi has also picked up 10 wickets in the tournament so far at an average of 14.20 and an economy of 6.17. He picked up 2 for 24 in the semi-final against New Zealand. Against Bangladesh, he picked up his first four-fer in T20Is. He will lead the pace attack in the ENG vs PAK final.

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf (PC-Getty Images)
Haris Rauf (PC-Getty Images)

Rauf will be the second of the four pacers in the Pakistan lineup for the final. Haris has picked up 6 wickets in 5 games so far at an average of 20.50 and an economy rate of just 7.04.

Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)
Naseem Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)

The right-arm pacer has picked 3 wickets in six games at an average of 34.0 so far in the tournament with an economy of6. He picked up 1 for 19 against Bangladesh. Naseem is the third seamer in this potent Pakistan bowling attack. He went wicketless in the semi-final.

Mohammad Wasim

Mohammad Wasim Jr.
Mohammad Wasim Jr. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Wasim will be the fourth seamer for Pakistan in the final. He bowled just two overs for 15 runs in the semifinal against New Zealand. He has picked up seven wickets so far in this World Cup bowling at an economy of 6.45 and an average of 12.28.

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