England vs Pakistan on Sony : 3 Test (WTC 2019-2021) & 3 T20I in England (Aug 05 - Sep 01, 2020)

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Game Starts 6.45 PM IST -3 hrs 45 Min.earlier than 1st game


England call for a better show against spin

August 29 2020

Eoin Morgan's team lost five wickets in all to the tourists' slow bowlers
Next year's T20 WC is going to be held in India - COVID-19 permitting, of course - and so England's struggles against Pakistan's spinners in the opening match of this series was not a particularly good omen. Eoin Morgan's team lost five wickets in all to the tourists' slow bowlers, including a spell of four wickets for just 14 runs in the space of 19 deliveries, before the rain came and forced the game to be abandoned. It is an area England will have to improve in the remaining two matches.

In fairness, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim are two excellent T20 spin bowlers. Imad, whose economy rate is less than six runs an over in T20Is, usually bowls in the Powerplay, cramping the right-handers for room, and he picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow in the first over on Friday. He returned later to dismiss Lewis Gregory, stumped smartly by Mohammad Rizwan as he advanced down the track. Similarly, Shadab's T20I record is superb. He has 50 wickets in 41 matches and concedes just 7.06 runs an over. Like Imad, he bowls quickly and can turn the ball both ways.

It is not an easy challenge for England, then. But they will no doubt be frustrated at the wickets they gifted Pakistan's slow bowlers in the first match and will hope to make them work harder for their rewards in the remaining two games. Only Tom Banton was really able to take the game to the spinners, hitting Shadab for three sixes and Imad for another. Eoin Morgan also played a couple of eye-catching strokes but was then pinned LBW by Iftikhar Ahmed's part-time off-spin, trying to sweep a ball that was too full to do so. Other than that, it was all Pakistan.

England certainly shouldn't overreact to one poor game. Generally, they play spin well in limited-overs cricket. It must be remembered that Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, two fine players of slow bowling, are not in the squad for this series. Joe Root, who could come back into contention ahead of the World Cup, is another fine player of spin not in the mix for this series. The team England pick in India next year will be very different to the one which took on Pakistan on Friday.

Nevertheless, England know that spin will play a big part in next year's tournament and their batsmen will need to develop a better method than they displayed in the first T20I. England have actually not played too many T20s in sub-continental conditions recently. They lost 2-1 in India in early 2017 and then beat Sri Lanka in a one-off game in Colombo in October 2018. Since then, England have not played any T20 cricket in the type of conditions they will experience in India next year.

It is an area, then, that will need to be a focus for the next 12 months. The tour to India early next year is shaping up as an important staging post in their preparation and England will no doubt want their first choice squad available. The IPL will also help. Those players, like Morgan, Bairstow and Banton, who are playing in next month's tournament will gain invaluable further experience in conditions which assist slow bowlers. The remaining two matches in this series give them opportunities to develop too.

One game certainly doesn't make England a bad side against spin, particularly given they are missing some key players. Indeed, their track record in 50-over cricket is strong in all conditions. But Friday's match was a reminder both of the challenge that will face them in next year's T20 WC and of the need to develop a method for succeeding against high-class spinners like Shadab and Imad.

When:Sunday August 30, 2020. 14:15 Local Time

Where: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

What to expect: Thankfully, after the washout of the opening match on Friday, the weather looks far better for this game. Although it is never wise to make predictions with the Manchester weather, we should have a full 40 overs of play. The match will be played on the same surface as the one used for game one. It was described by Tom Banton as having "tennis-bally" bounce which made it hard for the batsmen to time the ball. That could be the case again on Sunday.

Team News

England

How much England will rotate their squad remains to be seen but in prior series, they have tended to keep the batting order consistent and shuffle the bowling line-up. But given the bowlers selected for the first match didn't get a run because of the rain, they may be tempted to roll them out again in game two. An unchanged team is a possibility which would mean another opportunity for Lewis Gregory to translate his county form into the international domain as a late order hitter.

Possible XI: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood

Pakistan

Somewhat surprisingly, Haris Rauf was selected over Wahab Riaz for the opening fixture but the quick had a tough time of things, conceding 32 runs from his three overs. As such, Riaz will be in contention to come back into the team. Pakistan opted for the experience of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in their top four for the first T20I which left Haider Ali, the exciting 19 year-old batsman, and Khushdil Shah on the bench. That will probably be the case again in this game.

Possible XI: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

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Pak 51 for 0 in 6 over
In 2nd t20i vs eng

Best stand in last 15 t20i by pak opener
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:band: :sofa:
1500 t20i runs by Babar Azam
Congretulaion

72/ 1 off 9
Babar 35 not out
Fakhar C.Banton off Rashid 36

2000 runs by Mohammad Hafeez (35*)
In t20i

Cong
140/1 off 15

Malik need 28 more for 10, 000 T20i runs (1st player ever in International )
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When pakistan scored 175+
In 24 out of 25 - t20i
Pak win 24 game's

Pak 195/4
Eng need 196 to win
Hafeez scored 36 ball 69
Rashid 2 for 36
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Pakistan Bowlers & Fielders Gifted T20i to England.

England 199/5 (19.1 overs)
Johnny Bairstow 44,Banton 20,Morgan 66 (33 ball), Malan 54 not out who put on 112 in 10. 2
Overs)

Shadab 3 for 34, Rauf 2 for 34
Morgan : M. O. M

ENG 1/0
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Morgan hits 29 sixes in his last 10 T20i.

Breaking down Eoin Morgan's six-hitting form

Morgan has hit 29 sixes (in last 10 T20Int'L)which is 26.3% of the sixes he's hit in his 91-game T20I career

Following last summer's World Cup triumph, Eoin Morgan took some time to confirm he would carry on as England's limited-overs captain. One of the things he needed to consider, he said at the time, was whether he still had the game to be worthy of a place in the team given the batting depth England currently have. He eventually decided he did have the necessary skill to carry on and since that famous victory at Lord's, Morgan has certainly proved it. In T20 cricket, in particular, he has been showing the rest of England's batsmen the way.

In fact, Morgan believes he is hitting the ball as well as he ever has done after his blistering innings of 66 runs from 33 deliveries propelled England to victory in the second T20I against Pakistan at Old Trafford. At the halfway stage, the tourists' total of 195 for 4 looked imposing but England's chase was so comfortable that they could afford the luxury of easing off towards the end of their innings as the required rate fell to a run a ball. Although Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan played vital knocks, it was Morgan's innings that made a sizeable chase seem routine.

Since the start of the T20I series in New Zealand late last year, Morgan is averaging 51 from ten matches at a remarkable strike rate of 183.78. He has hit 29 sixes in those ten games which is 26.3% of the sixes Morgan has hit in his 91-game T20I career.

It's little surprise, then, that when Morgan was asked whether he is playing as well as ever, he replied: "Definitely. The numbers definitely back this up, even before this series started, certainly within T20 cricket. The last two years in international cricket, and some domestic, are my best numbers to date which is great because if I can combine a little of that with experience, I think that will go a long way. It's nice that I am feeling good but it's actually replicated in the numbers as well."

He took a while to get going today after arriving at the crease to face a hat-trick ball. Having survived that, a close LBW shout from Shadab Khan followed second ball and just three runs came from his first six deliveries as Pakistan's spinners, as they did in the first match, were building pressure. There were two options at that stage: either knock the ball around for a few more balls against Shadab, one of Pakistan's key bowlers, or try to counter-punch and put him under pressure.

Unsurprisingly, Morgan opted for the latter. He constantly takes the positive option when he bats, playing in the manner that he wants his team to follow. He slog-swept the Shadab for six first ball of the ninth over. From the final delivery, he pumped him straight for a boundary. There were four other runs in between, three of them to Morgan. It was a 14-run over and England were back on track. From that point on, Morgan played with his foot to the floor.

What does England's captain put his good form down to? "Experience and confidence," he said. "The roles that I play, I am more comfortable with." He has not, he said, changed anything technical or how he prepares. He has simply continued to focus his practice on creating a strong base and trying to get a good connection on the ball. He's been doing that for a while, grooving his power hitting for hours and hours. It may sound a simple approach. But the way Morgan hit the ball today is anything but simple.

More generally, England's batting depth continue to impress. Even without Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jason Roy, three first-choice players, they still made a huge target seem straightforward. Morgan said he was "delighted" with the batting riches at his disposal and he has been particularly impressed with Malan, who registered his seventh fifty-plus score in just 12 T20Is, and Banton, who scored a brutal half-century in the opening match. "We are just in a period of our game where there are a lot of really good top-order batters available to us," he said.

"I don't know why that is. I know a lot of guys who tend to score the majority of the runs for their county bat at the top of the order, in the top three or four. That might be the case but it's great to see those two coming in and scoring runs. Tom more so the other day. The way he played was the way we see him in a Somerset shirt which is awesome. Dawid has continued to score runs at a rate. His start to his international career is unlike many others."

Malan is the only England batsman who can rival Morgan's recent record in T20I cricket. He is averaging 54.60 from his 12 matches at a similarly aggressive strike rate of 150. There remains, however, some doubt whether the left-hander will be able to force his way into England's strongest top order. Buttler and Roy appear to be the first-choice opening pair with Bairstow at three and Morgan at four. That is the line-up England used in South Africa at the start of the year when they had everyone available.

Despite Malan's form, it doesn't appear that the pecking order has yet changed.

Although Morgan said he was keeping an open mind, he currently views Buttler as a top order player rather than a finisher. "There are definitely fewer options [in the middle]," he said. "But I think when you are trying to fine tune selection of the final eleven, the teams that you pick them against are the best in the world. Do they [the top order candidates] perform that way against the best in the world or do they perform just against a certain number of teams?

"The three guys at the top of the order in our strongest eleven do it against everybody which is obviously one of our strengths. Whereas if you were to bring one of the younger guys in who is less experienced and [has] less runs under his belt, it might be a bigger challenge. But moving forward, I am open. If it doesn't work out at the top [for Buttler], we have options. I think that's the best position we have been in for some time with our T20 cricket."

On this evidence, Morgan is right. And what's more, the captain himself is leading the way.

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England vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I

Starts at 22:30 IST, Sep 01

At the conclusion of the second match of this series against Pakistan, Eoin Morgan said he had some sympathy for his bowlers. England’s captain admitted that they had been a little off the pace as the tourists racked up 195 for 4 but he said he understood. After all, none of the squad’s bowlers have played much international cricket this summer, or really much cricket at all for that matter. They were bound to be rusty. And so it proved.

Overall, there were too many wayward deliveries for the Pakistan batsmen to capitalise on. In six of the first ten overs, England’s bowlers conceded a boundary off the first ball of the over, handing immediate momentum to their opponents. A number of those boundaries came from poor deliveries. There were four wides and two no-balls in Pakistan’s innings, one of which was deposited for six by Mohammad Hafeez off a Tom Curran full-toss. The next ball, a free hit, went for a boundary.

Although the pitch was flat and true, the home side’s bowlers certainly made life easier for Pakistan than it otherwise might have been. Of particular concern, however, is England’s lack of potency in the first six overs. Once again, it was an issue as Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman got Pakistan off to a strong start. England were unable to take any wickets in the Powerplay – Zaman was the first to go, eventually dismissed in the ninth over – which is a continuation of an issue which has been troubling Morgan’s team.

In England’s last four completed matches, they have taken just one wicket in the first six over period. In each of their three T20Is in South Africa earlier this year, they conceded more than ten runs an over in the Powerplay and according to CricViz, they have the second worst economy rate of all ICC Full Member countries in that phase of the game since the start of January 2018.

Why does it matter? The statistics show that the earlier a team takes wickets, the less runs they concede later on in the innings. Furthermore, if a side takes three wickets in the Powerplay, they win almost three out of every four matches. In short, it pays to take early scalps. Although England may have the batting depth and power to fancy their chances chasing any total, they could make things far easier for themselves by doing a better job in the first six overs.

The return of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the three games against Australia, which begin on Friday, should certainly help. Both have the pace and ability to move the new ball which can be so important early on. Without them, Tom Curran and Chris Jordan both bowled in the Powerplay in game two. They are fine death bowlers but are less consistently effective in the opening six overs. Jordan conceded 20 runs from his two Powerplay overs on Sunday for instance.

Of course, England do have a specialist Powerplay bowler in their squad for the Pakistan series. It is a surprise that David Willey, whose record of taking wickets in the first six overs is excellent, hasn’t featured in either game to date. Despite being man of the series in the Ireland ODIs, he has not been selected for the Australia matches either, with Sam Curran being preferred as the left-arm option. "It is of course extremely disappointing from David's point of view," said Ed Smith, England’s National Selector.

"He's playing good cricket. But that's one of the unfortunate consequences of having a lot of strength in depth. Sometimes players who've done very well even recently still can't find a place in the squad and that's the situation with David. Everything he achieved against Ireland has been noted, his performances over a number of years of course are well understood by the selectors. But in this instance, we are giving opportunities to other people."

England won the 50-over World Cup last summer as much because of the quality of Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett with the ball as the strength of their batting. To win next year’s T20 WC in India, they will require similar input from their bowlers. Whoever England select for the final match of this series, they will hope to improve on their display with the ball in game two. At least they should be better for Sunday’s run out. They will need to be.

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020. 18:00 Local Time; 22:30 IST

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

What to expect: Once again, the weather is thankfully set fair so a full game should be in prospect. By the time of the second T20I, the surface being used for all three matches in this series had improved for batting after being a little two paced for the opening fixture. If it remains flat and true for this match, it could be another high scoring battle.

Team News

England

With the series against Australia to follow, England might be loathe to make too many changes so that those who will be involved against Aaron Finch’s team get more game time. That might particularly be the case for the bowling attack given their rustiness in the previous match. Should England opt for a change, Willey is the obvious candidate to come in, perhaps at the expense of Saqib Mahmood who is only a reserve for the Australia series.

Possible XI: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey

Pakistan

Mohammad Amir injured his hamstring in the second game which means he is set to be replaced by fellow left-arm quick Wahab Riaz in Pakistan’s attack. Iftikhar Ahmed did not have a particularly good match on Sunday, scoring eight not out off nine balls with the bat and conceding 31 runs from his three overs with the ball, and he could be replaced by 19 year-old Haider Ali.

Possible XI: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

Squads:

England Squad: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Joe Denly, David Willey

Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Haider
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Pakistan beat england by 5 runs as series Level 1/1
Pakistan 190/4
Babar 21, Haider Ali 54, Hafeez 86 n. o. off 52
Jordan 2 wickets

Eng 185/8
Banton 46, Moeen 61 (33), Morgan 10 run out (2 run out, 2 wkts each Afridi & w.Riaz)

Pak won by 5 runs
Series 1/1

Hafeez man of match & player of series
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