3rd T20I of England vs Pakistan T20I series 2020
Third and last meeting of the series of three T20I matches between England and Pakistan is going to be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester on the same venue of first two encounters on September 1st 2020.
Pakistan Tour of England History:
The teams completed 17 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host lost just 4 times and won 12 times, one of them resulted in a tie but the host won the match by one over eliminator, and one without any result.
On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 8 times. Out of them, the English team won 5 times, and the Pakistan team won twice.
Victory brings points:
The result of the last match will impact the team’s position, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team will gain two points without changing in position and the visitors will lose same points with one position down. On the other hand, in case of reverse result, the visitors will gain two points and the host will lose the three points without any change in position for either team.
Weather forecast for Manchester shows the weather would be mostly cloudy throughout the match. Due to the precipitation percentage it would be not more than 5% as of now, the chances of rain would be almost nil. The temperature would be nearly 18 Celsius. The wind would be around 5 kmph throughout the match.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times out of 9 matches. The selection favored the teams and the teams never lost, thrice won but thrice without any result. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss thrice and won the match just once, with twice in losing cause.
Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 6 times out of 9 times, and the teams won thrice with one loss and twice without any result.
The first batting team won the matches just once. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 5 times.
The lowest defended total was 191, though the only victory by the team who batted first on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 196 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 123 (completed innings) and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 127 runs (chased down the target), whereas the highest was 199 runs (chased down the target of 196).
The batting average of the first innings is 22.01 and 35.74 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other at the venue thrice. The visitors lost once and won once with one without any result at the venue.
T20I History at Venue:
The home side has a good record at the venue, and won four times out of 9 encounters and lost twice with three no results matches.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The home side could go without any change or may include D. Willey in place of S. Mahmood.
England Eleven: T.Banton, J. Bairstow, D. Malan, E. Morgan, S. Billings, M. Ali, T. Curren, L. Gregory, A. Rashid, C. Jordan, D. Willey / S. Mahmood
The visitors would go for couple of changes and include one more left arm seamer in place of right arm, as the opponent have plenty right handed batsmen and may introduce H. Ali in place of one of the most experienced player S. Malik.
Pakistan Eleven: F. Zaman, B. Azam, M. Hafeez, H. Ali, I. Ahmed ,M. Rizwan, I. Wasim, S. Khan, M. Amir, S. Afridi, W. Riaz