November 11, 2022 3:07 PM
Alex Sarwar

Pakistan vs England – Final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

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When is Pakistan vs England on and what time does it start? Pakistan vs England will take place on Sunday 13th November, 2022 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is Pakistan vs England taking place? Pakistan vs England will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Pakistan vs England? Click here for the latest ticket information for Pakistan vs England

What channel is Pakistan vs England on in the UK? Pakistan vs England will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Pakistan vs England in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Pakistan vs England live on Sky Go



  • Pakistan saved their best performance of the tournament so far for the semi-finals, totally outplaying New Zealand and ultimately beating them by seven wickets, their fourth T20 World Cup victory in row across the tournament.
  • Most importantly from a Pakistan perspective going into this final was captain Babar Azam finding form against the Black Caps, scoring a crucial half-century as whatever contribution he makes in the final with the bat could go a long way towards deciding the eventual winner.


  • England made a real statement in their semi-final, thrashing heavily fancied India by ten wickets, setting a men’s T20 World Cup record opening partnership in the process as Alex Hales (86 not out) and skipper Jos Buttler (80 not out) put on an unbroken 170 to mastermind England’s success, ruthlessly taking apart the Indian bowling attack from the beginning of their run-chase.
  • Assuming both pacer Mark Wood and top order batter Dawid Malan, who both missed the semi-final fail to recover from their respective injuries in time to play in the final, then England are likely to name an unchanged side with both Chris Jordan and Phil Salt keeping their places.


Have we gone back in time to 1992? That year will be remembered by every Pakistan cricket fan as Imran Khan’s ‘Cornered Tigers’ defeated Graham Gooch’s England at the MCG to win their first ICC Cricket World Cup. A whole 30 years later and a new, young, exciting Pakistan side led by Babar Azam have the chance to replicate that feat in the 2022 T20 World Cup final against England at the very same venue. Both teams have won this tournament once before and each have also been on end of final heartbreak, Pakistan in 2007 and England in 2016. The two sides finished runners-up in their respective ‘Super 12’s’ group but dominating performances in the semi-finals have led to this final encounter.

However, a huge cloud lingers over this final in the shape of the weather forecast. Rain is scheduled not only for the day of play, but also for the reserve day on Monday, leading to the genuine possibility of a shared trophy. A 10-over-a-side match must be completed to determine a winner and it would be no surprise to see a significantly reduced game, which must be taken into account before predicting who will come out on top.

Although fast bowler Mark Wood’s potential absence has an adverse effect on England’s bowling attack, they still contain plenty of quality options such as Sam Curran and Chris Woakes. Most importantly though is their plethora of batting options and admirable depth, which allows them to go extremely hard from ball one, which could prove so crucial in a rain-reduced contest. Pakistan can call upon two world class match-winning openers in Babar and Mohammad Rizwan who were integral to their semi-final success, but there is an understandable question mark over whether those batters in the middle order can contribute a match-winning score should both openers be dismissed early on. With that said, England and their superior batting depth are to be backed for victory, gaining revenge on Pakistan for that 1992 heartbreak by lifting the 2022 T20 World Cup, their third ICC major tournament title.

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