WEB DESK: The second match of the three-match T20 series between Pakistan and England will be played today.
The second T20 match will be played at Headingley Leeds Cricket Ground at 6.30 pm Pakistan time today. It may be recalled that in the first match played at Trent Bridge, Pakistan had defeated England by 31 runs.
After going through a humiliating clean sweep by England, Pakistan bounced back in the first of the three-match Twenty20 International series with a 31-run victory in Birmingham on Friday. Pakistan have a chance to avenge the humiliating ODI series whitewash by taking the series today.
Pakistan hold a particular advantage when it comes to T20 cricket. The green shirts have played 171 matches so far while no other country has played even 150 T20I matches. Similarly, Pakistan is the only country in the world to record one hundred or more victories as they have won 105 so far in this format of the game.
Both teams, today, are facing each other for the 20th time in a T20I contest. Pakistan are being led by the world’s number one ranked ODI batsman, Babar Azam, while Eoin Morgan will be leading the English side.
Pakistan – Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Azam Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Wasim.
England – Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), David Malan, Lewis Gregory, Jake Ball, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Tom Banton, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Curran, David Willey, Jason Roy, Matt Parkinson.