Pakistan vs England – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction
When is Pakistan vs England taking place? Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 – 15:30 (UK)
Where is Pakistan vs England taking place? National Stadium, Karachi
What is the expected weather for Pakistan vs England? 29-30c dry with cloudy spells and a gentle breeze
What channel is Pakistan vs England on? The match will be televised live on Sky Sports in the UK
Where can I stream Pakistan vs England? Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the Sky Go app
England beat Pakistan by six wickets
- After looking like accruing a big total batting first in the opening T20i, Pakistan ended up scoring 158 for the loss of seven wickets, a score chased down by England with four balls remaining.
- Although changes are unlikely to be made by the hosts, they will expect more from their mid-to-lower order in particular with the bat, easing the pressure on Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam at the top of the order to score runs.
- Alex Hales marked his return to the England limited overs setup with a match winning half-century which underpinned a successful run chase on Tuesday, whilst Harry Brook played the role as finisher to perfection, scoring an unbeaten 42 from 25 balls.
- Regular white ball captain Jos Buttler is not expected to recover from injury in time to play here, so Moeen Ali will continue to deputise for the tourists and bowler Luke Wood should retain his place following an impressive debut which saw him take three wickets at an economy rate of 6.00.
At one stage, Pakistan looked like defending what felt like a sub-par total in the first T20i, until Harry Brook’s exploits late in the piece won the day for England. A significant improvement is expected here from the hosts, although their bowling is clearly not as formidable a unit without the services of fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. Despite that, they remain a quality T20i side and England are in for another stern assignment. Expect another close contest in Karachi, but this time Pakistan, assuming they make the necessary improvements with the bat should bounce back with victory.