England vs. Pakistan: Only T20I Preview

England vs. Pakistan: Only T20I Preview

England and Pakistan are ready to clash in the one-off T20 International in Cardiff on Sunday. The game will kick start the preparations for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, which will begin in less than a month's time. Both teams will take this match to test their attacking options which they can use in the mega event. In the previous five meetings between both teams in the T20 format, it is clearly advantage England as they've won four compared to Pakistan's one victory.

For England, the game will provide an opportunity to their fast-bowling strength with the likes of Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett and Tom Curran will be given a chance to prove their worth. In the batting department, the home side will be heavily relying on captain Eoin Morgan, more so in the absence of players like Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow to score bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure.

On the other hand, Pakistan, who are currently ranked as the best team in the shortest format of the game, will come in the match as underdogs as the team from the subcontinent will go without two of their superstars. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan will miss the match due to illness and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik will miss the tie because of personal reasons.

In their absence, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam to score bulk of the runs in the batting

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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