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PAK vs ENG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 2nd T20I match?

Pakistan and England take on the second game of the seven-match T20I series in Karachi on Thursday, September 22. England noses up front after their opening game win on Tuesday (September 20), they chased the goal of 159 with six wickets and four balls left.

With 68 runs on 46 balls, Mohammad Rizwan scored the highest score for the hosts. But debutant Luke Wood played with the ball for the visitors, scoring three wickets for 24 runs in four overs. Leg spinner Adil Rashid also came in with two wickets for 27 runs in four overs.

England’s pursuit was well controlled by opener Alex Hales, who scored fifty on his return to England (53 runs from 40 balls). But the finishing touch was given by Harry Brook, who played an explosive undefeated 42-run knock-off from 25 balls. Wood was awarded the Player of the Match for his performance with the ball.

Match details

Location: National Stadium, Karachi

Date Time: September 22, 20:00 IST

Broadcast and live stream: Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report

The National Stadium in Karachi generally provides a good surface for the hitters with some spin. In the past year, the venue has hosted four T20Is and seen three totals over 200, with an average total during this period of 175. Of the eight T20Is Karachi has hosted, the teams that batted first have won the match five times . Therefore, the team that wins the toss must bat first and score runs on the board.

Likely playing XIs:

Pakistan:

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

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England:

Phil Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Richard Gleeson

Probably best performing

Likely Best Hitter of the Game:

Mohammed Rizwan:

Mohammad Rizwan has been one of the most prolific T20I batters in the past year. In 2022 he scored 372 runs in eight T20Is with an excellent average of 53.14 with four fifties and a top score of 78*. His last two innings yielded two fifties and he is expected to be among the runs again. He is currently the number one batter in T20Is in the ICC Rankings.

Probably best bowler of the match

Adil Rashid:

Adil Rashid, after an impressive stint in the first game, will pose a threat to the Pakistani batters, as the game will be played at the same location. He got the prized wicket of Babar Azam along with Shan Masood in the first match. Adil has taken 11 wickets in nine matches this year, with an economy of 6.96. He is currently the third T20I bowler in the world, behind Josh Hazlewood and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Today’s match prediction: Pakistan wins the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When making your prediction, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.

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