The first T20I between England and Pakistan is set to take place on Friday, July 16 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
England whitewashed Pakistan in the recently concluded one-day internationals series. After missing the ODI series, Eoin Morgan and the senior England players are back for the T20Is. Saqib Mahmood and Lewis Gregory have been recalled to the T20 squad after their brilliant performances in the ODI series.
Saqib was the Player of The Series with nine wickets in three matches. Lewis scored 117 runs in three matches at an average of 58.50.
Morgs returns for the Vitality IT20 series against Pakistan!
🏴 #ENGvPAK 🇵🇰
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 14, 2021
Pakistan will be eager to make a comeback after a disappointing performance in the ODI series. Skipper Babar Azam will hope to continue his good run for Pakistan to turn things around. Their bowling attack seemed to be off-color throughout the ODI series but with England naming a strong squad, they will have to pull up their socks.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 16, 2021
England will start the series as favorites, but the unpredictable nature of the Pakistan team makes this series a cracking encounter.
England vs Pakistan: 1st T20I – Match Details
Match: England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I
Date and Time: 16th July 2021, 11:00 pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
The batsmen will enjoy their time out in the middle as Trent Bridge is a high-scoring wicket. It does not offer a lot to the bowlers. Anything below 180, the chasing side will fancy their chances.
Predicted Playing XI
England: Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Johnny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
England vs Pakistan 2021: 1st T20I – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow, Mohammed Hafeez, Jason Roy, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Shaheen Afridi
Captain: Babar Azam | Vice-captain: Johnny Bairstow
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Jos Butler, Johnny Bairstow, Mohammed Rizwan, Jason Roy, Mohammed Hafeez, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Lewis Gregory, David Willey, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Captain: Babar Azam | Vice-captain: Jason Roy