Pakistan eye series as greenshirts clash with England in 6th T20 today

By: AFP
Published: 10:26 AM, 30 Sep, 2022
Pakistan eye series as greenshirts clash with England in 6th T20 today
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The Pakistan cricket team which went ahead of England for the first time in the seven-match T20 series when they outclassed the visitors by six runs in a thriller in Lahore are now looking to seal the series in the sixth 20-over encounter in Qaddafi Stadium tonight, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Pakistan led the seven-match series by 3-2 after their nail-biting victory in the fifth T20I prolific opener Mohammad Rizwan hit a fighting half-century before debutant all-rounder Aamer Jamal starred with the ball as Pakistan beat England by six runs in another last-over finish. The fourth match also ended up in the last over which Pakistan won too.

The English team led by Moeen Ali started the series with a massive show of batting and bowling prowess but now they will need to win today to keep their hopes alive in the series.

Though Pakistan’s leading fast bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah were out of action due to health reasons, the hosts are said to still have a more dominant bowling line-up than the visitors but their batters, especially the middle order, leave a bit too much to be desired.

The condition of guests is not more different than the hosts as their captain, Jos Buttler, could not play in the first five matches of the series.

Squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Amir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Harris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Harris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani , Shan Masood and Usman Qadiri.

England: Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Harry Brooke, Ben Duckett, David Malan, Will Jaques, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood, Jordan Cox, Phillip Salt, Richard Gleason, Tom Helm, Adil Rashid, Ollie Stone, Reece Topley and Mark Wood.

AFP

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