England and Pakistan will face off in the 2nd T20I on July 18, Sunday at Headingley in Leeds. Pakistan made a stellar comeback in the first T20I after being whitewashed in the ODI’s and will look to continue their winning run.
England will need to ponder over their bowling attack which was shredded in the first game. They leaked plenty of runs in the death overs. They’re missing their end-overs specialist Jofra Archer and need to find substitutes for him. Liam Livingstone posed selection headaches for England after smacking a brilliant century in the first T20I. He now has an assured spot in the middle-order and will look to continue his form.
While Dawid Malan is going through a lean patch, he will be continued at the top. Skipper Eoin Morgan’s form is a concern and he needs to address it in double quick time. Jos Buttler will be making a comeback after recovering from his injury.
Pakistan on the other hand, will be happy with their excellent comeback in the first T20I. Babar Azam continues his form from the third ODI and he found an able ally in Mohammad Rizwan. Their 150-run partnership was the perfect foundation for their pinch-hitters to come in and take advantage of.
While Mohammad Hafeez continues to play the floater role, Fakhar Zaman might come in at No.3 based on the situation. The bowling had the cushion of runs to go on but they cannot expect their batsmen to put up 200+ scores in every game.
Match: England vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
Date and Time: 18th July 2021, 7:00 pm IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
It should be another typical flat English track. The team batting first will once again need a big total to contain the chasing side. There will be assistance early on in the innings.
Runs galore 🏏
Outrageous catches 🤲
Electric atmosphere 🏟
IT20 cricket at its best 🙌 pic.twitter.com/gp6wXFbJED
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 17, 2021
Predicted Playing XI
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
England vs Pakistan 2021: 2nd T20I – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Mohammed Hafeez, Jason Roy, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Shaheen Afridi
Captain: Babar Azam | Vice-captain: Jonny Bairstow
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Mohammed Rizwan, Liam Livingstone, Mohammed Hafeez, Babar Azam, Lewis Gregory, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood, Shaheen Afridi
Captain: Babar Azam | Vice-captain: Jason Roy