Sarfraz Ahmed from Pakistan scored 300 runs in five ODI matches and he scored most runs from both teams batsmen. The second number most runs scorer is JE Root with 274 runs. CR Woakes took nine wickets in four ODI matches and he took most wickets from both sides.
Hasan Ali took eight wickets and he is at number 3 in the most wicket-taking list. Pakistan has not big hitters of the ball but England got many. T20 is the game of complete aggression and a lot of power, from this angle England must win today’s match but if Pakistan bowled brilliant and much tighter then there is a chance of victory for Pakistan.
England win the toss and choose to bat
Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali.
MM Ali, JC Buttler†, AD Hales, CJ Jordan, EJG Morgan*, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey.
Match Timings: 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT)
Watch Online Pak v Eng T20 cricket match full HD highlights today at Old Trafford, Manchester, Wednesday, 7th September 2016.
191 runs are the highest total at Old Trafford, Manchester which had been scored by England against New Zealand 23 Jun 2015. It’s been a warm and dry Tuesday in Manchester, and with any luck, we’ll get more of the same for the match. The pitch, likewise, looks a typically dry Old Trafford surface, with reasonably bare ends that may encourage the spinners on both sides.
It’s all change for Pakistan, who bid farewell to their ODI skipper, Azhar Ali (not to mention their less-than-match-fit substitute seamer, Irfan), and welcome instead Sarfraz to the helm. Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan have been tipped by their captain to open the batting, and there could be a debut for the 21-year-old fast bowler, Amad Butt.
England has named a strong squad, with Hales, Stokes, Root and Moeen Ali all expected to slot back into the starting line-up that is unlikely to look very different from the team that took the field for the World T20 final. Tymal Mills, who impressed with his speed on debut at the Ageas Bowl, is a doubtful starter, having played no cricket since July.
T20I no. 566
Played at Old Trafford, Manchester
7 September 2016 – night match (20-over match)
Umpires – MA Gough and RT Robinson
TV umpire – RJ Bailey
Match referee – JJ Crowe
Reserve umpire – NGB Cook