England vs Pakistan 1st T20I: All you need to know, ENG vs PAK Live weather forecast, pitch report, probable XI, and broadcast details

England vs Pakistan 1st T20I in Old Trafford, Manchester live starts at 10.30pm IST on August 28. After succumbing to a Test series defeat in a decade, Pakistan will be seeking for vengeance and hoping to make amends when they take on England in the first T20I series since the Covid-19 pandemic. Pakistan’s tour of England concludes with three T20 internationals as preparations for the next T20I World Cup resume.

All the three-match limited over contest will be held in the bio-secure bubble in Manchester.

Match details and streaming (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

Fixtures:

August 28: 1st T20I
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: 10.30pm IST (6pm local)

August 30: 2nd T20I;
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: 7pm IST (2.30pm local)

September 1: 3rd T20I;
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: 10.30pm IST (6pm local)

Telecast details

TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Live Streaming: SonyLIV app

Pitch Report (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

The pitch at Manchester is going to be very good for batting. The surface is flat and full of runs in Old Trafford. There is some extra bounce in the surface and that could test the batsmen from both the teams. A score of around 160 should be around par batting first.

Weather forecast (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

There is a fair bit of rain predicted for the first match in Manchester. The forecast does get a bit better as we approach the start time but we could be in for some delays or even over reductions.

England vs Pakistan Squads (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

England 

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey

Reserves: Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley

Pakistan

Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz.

Match Prediction (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

Both teams have batting lineups that are prone to collapses but Pakistan has a very good bowling attack led by Mohammad Amir. However, as has been evident so far, England’s superior batting power could once again help the Lions win this contest.

 

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