England vs Pakistan – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England vs Pakistan taking place? Sunday 30th August, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is England vs Pakistan taking place? Old Trafford, Manchester

What is the expected weather for England vs Pakistan? 15c in mostly cloudy skies

What channel is England vs Pakistan on? The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket/BBC One

Where can I stream England vs Pakistan? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app/BBC Sport app

Where can I get tickets for England vs Pakistan? This match will be played without spectators

LAST MEETING
England vs Pakistan – no result

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

  • England made an eye-catching start with the bat before the first T20 match with Pakistan was washed out and they will hope for better luck with the weather back at Old Trafford.
  • That was largely down to the efforts of Tom Banton who took full advantage of his spot opening the batting in the absence of Jason Roy after he was ruled out of the series with a side strain.
  • Banton whacked a superb 71 from just 42 deliveries with five maximums included in that knock and he will be keen to carry on where he left off in this second game as he looks to secure his long-term future in the side.

PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan were perhaps relived that the poor weather arrived in their opening T20 clash with England as they struggled with the ball and could have been left with a big total to chase.
  • Despite taking six wickets, the tourists only managed to limit to 131 runs in their 16.1 overs before play was abandoned and they know improvements will be needed here to remove England’s key men.
  • Taking pace off the ball appeared to help the Pakistanis in the first game with Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan taking two wickets apiece but it is their pacemen that will need to offer more in this second contest.

THE PREDICTION

England looked set to post a big total thanks to Tom Banton’s outstanding knock in the opening T20 match of the series with Pakistan but rain halted their assault. Despite Banton’s efforts, the hosts will be eager for the rest of the batting order to prove their worth in this second game as they look to build some momentum ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup. Pakistan will learn some lessons from the opening game but their seamers must produce more than they managed in that. However, England’s batsmen are capable of coming to the fore here and the hosts should be able to earn the first win of the series.

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