Pitch: Two strips have been prepared for the Lahore leg of the series, which implies that the surface for Wednesday’s match will be the same as the one for Game Seven, with the alternate used in between whiles. Heavy rain on match eve meant that both teams canceled training and therefore a chance to gauge conditions at this stage, although the pitch currently seems dry enough to warrant an extra spinner.
Pakistan vs England 5th T20I Highlights today, Wednesday 28-9-2022. 5th T20I (D/N), Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, England tour of Pakistan 2022.
England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
“Looks a good wicket, don’t think it’s going to change,” says Moeen. “Most important is to win the game, fantastic series so far. Great to be a part of, got to be on your A game against Pakistan.”
Malan, Curran, Woakes, and Mark Wood are in for England.
Babar would have bowled first, instead aiming to defend 160-170. “Lots of positive things got to step up for the World Cup.”
Three changes, including Shadab in for Qadir, and Jamal for Hasnain.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Shan Masood, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed, 5 Haider Ali, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Aamer Jamal, 10 Mohammad Wasim, 11 Haris Rauf.
England team: 1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 25
Pakistan Won: 8
England Won: 16
Pakistan T20I Rankings: 3rd
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 2:30 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar
TV Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Faisal Afridi
Match number – T20I no. 1801