1st T20I England vs Pakistan Betting Tips and Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team
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Given how the ODI series between Pakistan and England panned out, the former wouldn’t have been too pleased with their performance. A second-string England team swept aside Pakistan 3-0, a result not a lot of people would have expected.
The likes of S Mahmood, L Gregory, and M Parkinson, etc. didn’t let Pakistan batsmen get going in the series. Pakistan were bundled out for 141 and 195 in the first two ODIs. Skipper, Babar Azam, however, found form in the third ODI, scoring a magnificent 158 off 139 balls. His knock helped Pakistan post a mammoth 331. However, much to everyone’s surprise, England chased that down in 48 overs, thanks to a below-par bowling display from Pakistan.
Nevertheless, the ODI series is done and dusted as the focus shifts to T20 Internationals. Some new faces would be there in the Pakistan unit namely, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Sharjeel Khan, and Imad Wasim. What difference will they make in the series remains to be seen.
Babar Azam’s return to form is Pakistan’s biggest positive ahead of the first T20I. However, the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, S Maqsood also need to step up to the plate if Pakistan fancy their chances.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 15, 2021
On the other hand, England would be boosted by the return of their premier players such as skipper Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Jason Roy to name a few. Ben Stokes has been rested for the series, however, the team has enough firepower to cause mayhem at any day.
Players such as S Mahmood and L Gregory have been included in the squad, following their top-level performance in the ODI series. While Adil Rashid is their premier spinner in the squad, the fast bowling unit comprises David Willey, Tom Curran, and Chris Jordan.
Probable Playing XIs
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey.
Mohammad Rizwan, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain.
England vs Pakistan Betting Tips
Babar Azam to score most runs for Pakistan in the match: 287/100 @bet365
After two silent outings, Babar Azam scored a magnificent 158 off 139 in the third ODI. He will hold key to Pakistan’s fortune in the T20 series. Expect the Pakistan opener to score a top-class knock on Friday.
Hasan Ali to pick most wickets for Pakistan in the match: 13/5 @betway
Both Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf picked 6 wickets each in the recently concluded ODI series. Hasan Ali, perhaps, looked the best bowler from the lot. He picked a five-wicket haul in the second one-day international against England. We are backing him to come good ahead of the first T20I.
Jos Buttler to score most runs for England in the match: 15/4 @bet365
After missing out in the ODI series, Jos Buttler would be anxious to go out in the middle and add some runs under his belt. Buttler is likely to open the batting for the hosts and would be keen to start the series on a high.
Buttler scored an unbeaten 68 in the first T20 international against Sri Lanka before getting ruled out of the remaining fixtures due to injury.
Chris Jordan will lead the pace bowling unit of England in the T20 series. Given the fact, he will be bowling in the powerplay as well as death overs, Jordan gets more chances of picking wickets. He picked 4 wickets in three games in the recent T20 series against Sri Lanka.
England to win the match: 1/2 @betway
England are coming into the series on the back of a 3-0 win in the ODIs against Pakistan. They whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in their last T20 assignment. England have been in scintillating form, of late and beating them in their own backyard would be a hard nut to crack. Looking at team combination and recent form, England are likely to win the game by a big margin.
England vs Pakistan Dream11 Fantasy Team:
Captaincy and Vice-captaincy Options for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team
Babar Azam would be a great choice to have as your captain. He has been in excellent form with the bat and one could expect a big knock from him in the first T20I. Besides, Jos Buttler is also a decent choice.
As for the vice-captaincy, Shadab Khan is a great choice owing to his ability to contribute from both bat and ball. Moeen Ali is also a decent choice because of a similar reason.