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ENG vs PAK 2nd T20I: Match Prediction and Winner Guess

At Birmingham’s Edgbaston on Saturday, May 25, England (ENG) and Pakistan (PAK) will play their second Twenty20 International of the four-game series. Without a ball being bowled, the first Twenty20 International between the two in Leeds was called off due to weather.

The English team’s last series was in December 2023, therefore it will be five months until they play another T20I match. The defending champions will want to check all the boxes before competing in the main event of the T20 World Cup 2024. For the Jos Buttler-led team, the ongoing series will be crucial because they won’t be participating in any warm-up matches before the world tournament.

However, Pakistan is also participating in their final Twenty20 International series before the competition, which takes place in the USA and the West Indies for a month. Recently, the Babar Azam-led team played a three-match Twenty20 International series against Ireland, which they won 1-2. The Three Lions will be facing a fierce challenge from the Men in Green at their residence.

Match Details

MatchEngland Vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham
Date & TimeSaturday, May 25, 07:00 pm IST
Live Broadcast and StreamingSony Sports Network, SonyLIV (app and website)

The Edgbaston Pitch Report for Birmingham

Early in the innings, batters may find it difficult to score runs on the Edgbaston pitch, which initially favours seam bowlers. Bowlers have an advantage early in the game because of the pitch’s reputation for providing greater bounce and velocity. It becomes simpler to score runs, though, if the hitters can get through this difficult phase and settle in. Spinners could also be involved later in the game and have an impact on the action. At this ground, first innings typically result in 143 runs scored. The team batting first has won 17 times in the 26 games that have taken place here. Batting first is the choice of the team that wins the toss.

ENG vs PAK Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played30
Won by England19
Won by Pakistan09
No Result02
First-ever FixtureAugust 28, 2006 (PAK Won)
Most Recent FixtureMay 22, 2024 (No Result)

Probable Playing XIs

England (ENG):

Phil Salt, Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Reece Topley, and Jos Buttler (C & WK)

Pakistan (PAK):

Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, and Abbas Afridi are Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, and Azam Khan (wk).

ENG vs PAK Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter:

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, might be the best batsman against England in the second Twenty20 International. Azam has been playing exceptionally well against Ireland. In three matches, he scored 132 runs, which tied him for the series’ highest run total. In the middle overs, Azam is able to play strokes freely and rotate strikes nicely. In the next game, the visitors will have a significant advantage thanks to his bat performance.

Probable Best Bowler:

Chris Jordan, an all-round bowler for England, might be one of the best bowlers available for the second Twenty20 International against Pakistan. Jordan, 35, is regarded as a T20I bowling specialist and has been an important member of the Three Lions middle and late innings throughout the years. He is a key component of the team’s bowling attack because of his ability to bowl beautifully at the end of the game and provide deceiving slower balls in the middle overs.

Scenario 1

England win the toss and opt to bat

Powerplay score: 45-55

First Innings Score: 145-155

England win the match.

Scenario 2

Pakistan win the toss and opt to bat

Powerplay score: 35-45

First Innings Score: 135-145

England win the match.