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Cricket Free Tips | England vs Pakistan, 2021: 2nd T20I

The 2nd T20I match between England and Pakistan will be held at the Headingley in Leeds. The match will be kicked off on 18th July (Sunday) at 19:30 (GMT+6).    

After a humiliating defeat in the ODI series, Pakistan bounced back to win the first T20I by 31 runs. The 150-run partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for the first wicket set the tone for them, as they posted their highest T20I score of 232. Later, the outstanding bowling from Shaheen Afridi handed them an early lead in the series. 

Despite Liam Livingstone’s century, the hosts were unable to reach the target of 31 runs in the first T20I. They made it easy for Pakistan batsmen to free their arms and tried a lot with the bowling combination. They’re in a must-win situation and will look to tie the series in today’s match.

Weather
On Sunday afternoon in Leeds, it was mostly sunny with a high of 26 Degrees Celsius throughout the match.

Pitch
This is the first time Headingley has hosted an IT20 match. We predict scores of 200+ to be very possible again, backed up by passionate fans on both teams. 

Probable Playing XIs

England:
Eoin Morgan (c), Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, David Willey, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory,  Adil Rashid / Matt Parkinson, Tom Curran / Chris Jordan,Saqib Mahmood

Pakistan:
Shaheen Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali / Mohammad Hasnain,  Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf

England vs Pakistan – 2nd T20I, Dream 11:
Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone (vc),  Jonny Bairstow, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman,  Mohammad Hafeez, Jason Roy, Saqib Mahmood,  Shaheen Afridi, David Willey

Prediction

Match winner

  • England

Winning the toss

  • England

Top Batsman

  • England –  Babar Azam
  • Pakistan – Liam Livingstone

Top Bowler

  • England – David Willey
  • Pakistan – Shaheen Afridi

Most Sixes 

  • England – Eoin Morgan 
  • Pakistan – Fakhar Zaman

Player of the Match

  • England – Liam Livingstone

Team Scores Batting First 

  • England – 200+
  • Pakistan – 190+

The series’ first game was a complete cracker, and we expect more of the same under sunny skies in front of a crowd audience on both teams. We are predicting both teams to have large totals, but we expect England to win this time and level the series. Let’s play on Baji now!

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