Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I 2020

Eoin Morgan won the toss in the second T20I against Pakistan and chose to bowl first. Both teams were unchanged from the first match, which was abandoned in the 17th over of the first innings due to rain. The same surface is to be used.

Babar Azam, the Pakistan captain, admitted he too would have chosen to bowl first had he won the toss. His side again contained up to five spin-bowling allrounders, while Haris Rauf was preferred to Wahab Riaz.

With rain having ruined the first match and the final two Tests of the series that preceded it, both sides will have been relieved to see encouraging forecasts for Sunday’s weather. It is anticipated the full 40 overs should be bowled without issue.

With Pakistan’s spinners having claimed five wickets in Friday’s aborted match, England might have been tempted to draft Joe Denly into their side. Instead they stuck with Friday’s line-up, which includes four seamers and two spinners.

England: 1 Tom Banton, 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Sam Billings, 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Saqib Mahmood

Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Shadab Khan, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Iftikhar Ahmed, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Shaheen Afridi

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