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Eng Vs. Pak T20 2021 Schedule, Venues, and List of Players (All That You Need to Know!)

Pakistan vs England 2021 T20

As always, the English summer is set to bring a lot of excitement and thrill for cricket lovers and punters. The number one Twenty20 International (T20) side in the world, England, will take on the number 4 side, Pakistan, in a three-match T20 series in July this year. These matches are a part of the Pakistan tour of England, which will also see both the teams playing three One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Coming as it does in the midst of the COVID-19 induced pandemic, the Pakistan vs England series will also cause some anxiety to players, organizers, spectators, and punters. But, it seems that all arrangements have been made for the series, as England has played a host of international matches recently, including the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) between India and New Zealand.

The PCB threw quite a few surprises when it announced the squad. For example, it has named Azam Khan (son of former player Moin Khan) and who’s so far uncapped in the T20 squad. Since Azam has played only one first-class match, his selection took a lot of people by surprise. Those who favour him say that he can hit sixes, which will come in handy in the game’s shortest format.

As we said, COVID-19 will continue to impact the world of cricket. Days after naming Haider Ali in the squad, the PCB dropped him from the tour of England because Haider had broken the social distancing protocols of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Haider admitted that he had met people outside of his designated bio-bubble.

Right-handed batsman, Sohaib Maqsood, will replace Ali. However, Sohaib last played a T-20 for Pakistan more than five years ago.

While the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced their squad for the T-20 series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is yet to make the announcement. Obviously, bettors are excited to know who will make the final line-up and who won’t.

Although England’s T-20 side is not announced yet, they have many talented players like Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, and Sam Curran, who can win a match from any situation. On the other hand, while being erratic, the Pakistani team also has players who can beat anyone on their day.

The T20 series between these teams is definitely going to be an interesting one. Continue reading this space because our betting experts at Fun88 will bring you a lot of insights as the series begins.

Schedule & Venues of the Pakistan vs England T20 2021 series

Date & Time Venue Teams
July 16, 2021, 11 PM* Trent Bridge, Nottingham England vs Pakistan
July 18, 2021, 7 PM Headingley, Leeds England vs Pakistan
July 20, 2021, 11 PM Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester England vs Pakistan

* All times are in Indian Standard Time

Squads for the England vs Pakistan T20 2021 seriesSquads for the England vs Pakistan T20

The Pakistan Squad for the T20 2021 Series | Image source: www.thenews.com.pk

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the following squad for the T20 series against England, including uncapped Azam Khan.

Chief selector Muhammad Wasim said the management has decided to remain consistent in its selection and include the players who have formed the core of the team during the last few series.

“This is an extremely important and critical tour for Pakistan as we will be playing the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs against England as well as the T20Is against England and the West Indies as part of our preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” he said.

Player’s Name Role
Babar Azam (c) Batsman
Shadab Khan (vc) All-Rounder
Fakhar Zaman Batsman
Sharjeel Khan Batsman
Azam Khan Batsman
Sohaib Maqsood Batsman
Mohammad Rizwan Wicketkeeper Batsman
Safaraz Ahmed Wicketkeeper Batsman
Imad Wasim All-Rounder
Mohammad Hafeez All-Rounder
Mohammad Nawaz All-Rounder
Mohammad Wasim Jr. All-Rounder
Faheem Ashraf Bowling All-Rounder
Mohammad Hasnain Bowler
Shaheen Shah Afridi Bowler
Usman Qadir Bowler
Arshad Iqbal Bowler
Haris Rauf Bowler
Hasan Ali Bowler

The England and Wales Cricket Board has also announced their squad for the T20 series against Pakistan. Interestingly, star all-rounder, Ben Stokes, has not been named in the line-up. However, many players are making a comeback, including Jonny Bairstow, Mooen Ali, Jason Roy, and Jos Buttler.

Player’s Name Role
Eoin Morgan (c) Batsman
Moeen Ali Bowler
Jonny Bairstow Wicketkeeper-Batsman
Jake Ball Bowler
Tom Banton Wicketkeeper-Batsman
Jos Buttler Batsman
Tom Curran Bowling Allrounder
Lewis Gregory Bowling Allrounder
Chris Jordan Bowler
Liam Livingstone Batsman
Saqib Mahmood Bowler
Dawid Malan Batsman
Matt Parkinson Bowler
Adil Rashid Bowler
Jason Roy Batsman
David Willey Bowling Allrounder

Facts you should know about Pakistan’s and England’s recent performances

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Facts About Pakistan & England’s Performance | Image source: circleofcricket.com

  • England lost a T20 series to India by 2-3 earlier this year. It was a part of England’s dismal tour of India, where they lost all the three series, Tests, ODIs, and T20, to the host nation. That said, England should definitely be a bigger threat to Pakistan in home conditions.
  • England have already won the ongoing T20 series against Sri Lanka, as they are 2-0 ahead.
  • England had also beaten Australia by 2-1 in a T20 series, which was played in England. This again underscores the point that England are a formidable team in home conditions, especially in the T20 format.
  • In a recent T20 series, Pakistan beat the minnows, Zimbabwe, by 2-1. Prior to that, Pakistan had lost a T20 series to New Zealand by 2-1 in 2020.
  • While touring overseas, Pakistan has beaten South Africa by 3-1 in a T20 series this year, which should give them some confidence. However, Pakistan’s biggest problem in all forms of cricket is their unpredictability. If they can get a hold of that, the upcoming series against England will be an exciting contest.

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Eng Vs. Pak T20 2021: Can the T20 Squad of England Defeat a Strong Pakistan Team?

As the 2021 Pakistan tour of England is about to begin, the question that everyone seems to be asking is – Can England beat a strong Pakistani side in the Twenty20 International (T20) series?
To answer the question, let’s look at the context first. Both England and Pakistan are looking at the upcoming series as a preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in October this year.
England have already won the 2019 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup, and they are definitely looking to stamp their authority on the white-ball cricket by winning the T20 World Cup as well. It’s no secret that England has prioritized the white-ball game over the traditional red-ball cricket in recent years. As a result, they are looking formidable in the T20 format.
England have recently beaten Sri Lanka by 3-0 in a T20 series, showing yet again that they are the World Number 1 side in this format for a very valid reason. Another compelling fact: England have won 8 out of their previous 10 T20 series. Of the two series they didn’t win, they drew one with Pakistan and lost another to India.
While the series they lost to India was played in India, the series they drew with Pakistan was played in England, which means that Pakistan has the talent to take the home advantage out of the equation.
Meanwhile, Pakistani players like Babar Azam and head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, have repeatedly said that they will take the series against England very seriously since it’s a part of their T20 World Cup preparations.
Cricket punters can rejoice as they are all set to see a tight contest between World Number 1, England, and World Number 4, Pakistan, very soon.
At Fun88, our experts think that the betting odds are in England’s favour to beat Pakistan in the T20 series. Read on as we explain why.

Key England players, who will play an important role in the T20 series against Pakistan

● Dawid Malan

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In Dawid Malan, England has a world-class T20 batsman. So prolific has Malan been in recent times that he achieved the highest-ever rating points for a batter in T20 format last year. This is after he scored a massive 173 runs in three T20 matches against South Africa. Malan has made 11 half-centuries, 1 century, and he has an enviable batting average of 47.4. At Number 3 batting position, he has given many sleepless nights to opposition captains.

● Eoin Morgan

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Eoin Morgan is not only the captain of England for white-ball cricket, but he’s also one of the most assured batsmen at the crease. With 18 half-centuries and an average of 29 in T20 matches, Morgan is capable of turning around matches single-handedly. His destructive batting has won many matches for England. More than anything else, he has an innate sense for the white ball game. No one has taken England to heights in ODIs and T20s that Morgan has taken. Under his leadership, England won an ODI World Cup for the first time in history. He’s going to be a player to watch out for in the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan.

● David Willey

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This left-handed medium-pacer played a huge role in taking England to the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup. David Willey took the highest number of wickets for his team and played in all the matches as well. Despite that, Willey wasn’t able to establish his place in the English team. No one denied his talent, but England were spoilt for choice with the emergence of Jofra Archer and Sam Curran. If in form, Willey will be a potent threat against Pakistan. With 37 wickets in 30 T20 matches, Willey will be more than a handy player in the series.

● Jonny Bairstow

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Jonny Bairstow is one of the crucial players of the destructive batting lineup England have. His fearless approach in white-ball cricket is loved by fans and admired by his teammates. He’s an important reason why the England team has been so successful in ODIs and T20s in the last few years. Bairstow has a strike rate of 137.2 and a batting average of 29.3 in the shortest format of the game. Besides, he has also scored seven half-centuries. Wherever Bairstow plays in the T20 format, he makes a solid impression. For example, he averages 41.4 in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Major causes of concern for England in the T20 series against Pakistan

● Jos Buttler’s injury – Buttler has sustained a tear in his right calf, and as a result, he’s ruled out of the white ball series against Sri Lanka. Given that the Pakistan series is only days after the Sri Lanka series, there are chances that Buttler won’t play in that series either, which can cause some headache to Morgan and also to the team’s management. Buttler is a highly effective opening batsman, which makes him really important in the T20 format, which has just 20 overs to bat. He has scored 13 half-centuries in the T20 format and has an average of 31.4. While England have a lot of batting talent, it remains to be seen how they will deal with Buttler’s loss, if at all that happens.

● Jofra Archer’s elbow problem – There’s no doubt that Jofra Archer has played superbly for England in the last 2-3 years. In Archer, England had finally found a bowler for all conditions and formats. But just when it seemed that he had cemented his place, Archer’s elbow problem became so serious that he had to go for surgery. He has clearly said that he won’t play any cricket if the injury is not treated. For the heavy workload Jofra has, it will be great for him and cricket lovers if he recovers fully. However, he’s going to miss the series against Pakistan, and England will have to fill his shoes with someone equally talented. Now, that’s not going to be easy.

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Eng Vs. Pak T20 2021 Winning Predictions for Bettors!

England and Pakistan are facing each other in a three-match Eng Vs Pak T20 International series, with the first match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

England have recently given a 3-0 thrashing to Sri Lanka in a T20 series and would love to replicate their performance. However, one must keep in mind that Sri Lanka is a much weaker side compared to Pakistan. That said, a 3-0 victory clearly indicates that the English squad isn’t feeling rusty due to the COVID-19 induced pandemic.

Meanwhile, Pakistan had handed a 2-1 defeat to Zimbabwe in their most recent T20 series. Like Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe are also weaker, so Pakistan shouldn’t be feeling too happy due to that victory.

In England, Pakistan will face a very strong side. After all, England have won 8 out of their previous 10 T20 series. Their talent in white-ball cricket is unquestionable.

But, if we dig further, we’ll find something very interesting. Of the 2 series where England failed to register a victory, one was with none other than Pakistan. England and Pakistan drew a 3-match T20 series, which incidentally was also played in England.

This should give a lot of confidence to the Pakistani team, which over the years has caused more upsets in the cricketing world than any other team. But, we should keep in mind that England are the Number 1 side in T20 cricket and Pakistan the Number 4 side.

England vs Pakistan T20 Series Winning Predictions & Betting Tips

At Fun88, our analysts think that England have the talent to beat Pakistan in the upcoming 3 matches T20 series and emerge as winners. Therefore, betting odds are in England’s favour to win the next series against Pakistan in July 2021.

All the matches are happening in England, which does give a bit of edge to the hosts over Pakistan. Pakistan have talent, but they will have to curb the tendency of being a talented yet erratic bunch of cricketers.

Our experts think that odds are in England’s favour to win the T20 series against Pakistan by 2-1. Read on as we explain which players from both teams will play a critical role in the series.

Key Players for England in the T20 series against Pakistan

Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan is a prolific T20 batsman, having achieved the highest-ever rating points for a batter in T20 format last year. Malan impressed everyone when he scored 173 runs in 3 T20 matches against South Africa last year. With a batting average of 47.4, he is sure to cause a lot of anxiety in the Pakistani camp.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan
No other captain has dominated white-ball cricket the way Eoin Morgan has in recent years. England won the ODI World Cup in 2019 under his captaincy. As a batsman, he inspires confidence and has often won matches for his team. He has scored 18 half-centuries and has an average of 29 in T20 matches. His destructive batting and astute captaincy is going to cause some concern to Pakistan in the upcoming series.

David Willey
David Willey
David Willey is one of the players who quickly rose to fame but then was ignored by selectors because of the emergence of Jofra Archer and Sam Curran. As a left-handed medium-pacer, he played an important role in taking England to the 2016 T20 World Cup final. He was the leading wicket-taker for England in that tournament. When Willey plays, the chances are that he’s going to take wickets. He has taken 37 wickets in 30 T20 matches and can be a useful player in the upcoming series.

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow
Think of Jonny Bairstow, and you think of him hitting boundaries all over the park. Bairstow’s attacking style is evident, as he has a strike rate of 137.2 in T20 cricket. He’s a huge success in the Indian Premier League (IPL), too, with an average of 41.4. Bairstow’s hammering of bowlers is one reason that England are at the top of white-ball cricket. He’s likely to take forward the same form in the series against Pakistan.

Key Players for Pakistan in the T20 series against England

Babar Azam
Babar Azam
If England had Dawid Malan, Pakistan would have Babar Azam. Azam is currently ranked Number 3 worldwide in T20 cricket, and rightfully so. He has a batting average of 47.3 in the shortest format of the game. But, more than the batting average, what impresses most people about Azam is that he rises to the occasion. He has a knack for performing well in crucial matches, and he leads his side by example. That’s the reason he’s their captain as well. England will have to watch out for Azam because if he explodes, he might just win the series for Pakistan.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan
As a wicketkeeper-batsman, Mohammad Rizwan is an integral part of Pakistan’s T20 side. He has a batting average of 44.4, which gives a lot of depth to the Pakistani team. Rizwan is also looking in good form, as he and Babar Azam made a 197 runs partnership in a T20 match against South Africa. Rizwan has the talent to score big and quick, as is evident from a strike-rate of 127.3 in T20 matches.

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi
This left-arm 6-foot 6-inch bowler has been the talk of the town ever since he made his debut. He can bowl quick at around 90 mph and can also hit the right areas to trouble batsmen. Shaheen Afridi’s talent is evident because he plays in all three formats of the game. In the T20 format, he has taken 27 wickets in 25 matches at an average of 27.4. But, these numbers don’t speak of his immense potential. Will he trouble the famed English batting line-up? Well, let’s wait and watch.

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez played a key role when Pakistan and England met in a T20 series last year. He scored 69 runs (on 36 balls) in one match and followed that up with a brilliant 86-run knock (on 52 balls) in the next match. No wonder that he was adjudged the ‘Player of the Series.’ Hafeez is a T20 veteran, having played 106 matches. He has scored 2,388 runs at an average of 27.1 and has taken 55 wickets at an average of 23. By all counts, he’s going to play a key role in the series against England.

Faheem Ashraf
Faheem Ashraf
Faheem Ashraf is a bowling all-rounder who plays a vital role in his team. He’s a talented fast bowler who can also be a pinch hitter in T20 matches. His figures don’t reveal his true potential. In 42 T20 matches, Ashraf has taken 35 wickets and has a batting average of 11.8. Pakistan must be hoping that Ashraf shines in the series against England so that he can be a regular fixture in their team.

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