England v Pakistan 1st T20I – 16/07/2021

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England v Pakistan 1st T20I Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Predictions – 16/07/2021

England dominated the ODI series and will be looking to do the same with key men returning.

Pakistan will be keen to get off to a good start after disappointing ODI performances.

Explore our free cricket tips for this match.

England v Pakistan 1st T20I Betting Tips
Best Bet Jake Ball to be England’s top bowlers at 4.0 with bet365
Value Bet Haris Rauf to be Pakistan’s top bowler at 4.5 with 1xBet
Longshot Bet A century to be scored in the match at 7.0 with bet365

England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Match Preview

England have a mixed recent record at Trent Bridge in ODI cricket. They have won five, lost three, had one tie and one no result in their last 10 matches. However, they haven’t played T20I cricket since 2012.

Pakistan beat South Africa the last time they played at T20I match here, but that was back in 2009.

Where: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

When: Friday, 16 July 2021

Start time: 21:00 IST (17:30 GMT)

Pitch conditions: Trent Bridge should be good for batting. The bowlers will have to work hard for their wickets. England haven’t played many T20I here.

Weather conditions: It is set to be a hot and sunny day in Nottingham for this match. There are no clouds and the chance of rain is unlikely.

England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Latest Odds

England are the favourites to get off to a winning start in this series. They can be backed at 1.53 with 1xBet.

Pakistan are priced at 2.512 with the same online cricket betting site.

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England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Team News

  • Jos Buttler – The brilliant England opener is back after missing the ODI series due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the camp. He is just one of a number of regulars to return.
  • Moeen Ali – The all-rounder has a good record at this ground. He is another back in the squad along with skipper Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid.
  • Saqib Mahmood – The pace bowler was named player of the ODI series and is rewarded with a call-up to this squad. Jake ball, Lewis Gregory and Matt Parkinson are also in.
  • Babar Azam – The Pakistan skipper struggled for runs at the start of the preceding ODI series but hit back in the last game with a fine 158. He will want to build on that now.
  • Mohammad Rizwan – The wicket-keeper batsman should relish a return to the shortest format. He just led Multan Sultans to the PSL title.

England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Betting Tips and Predictions

Our experts have cricket betting tips for this match. These include the latest odds and are based on the form of the players.

Back Ball at Trent Bridge

Jake Ball didn’t see any game time in the ODI series yet was still included in this T20I squad.

Part of that thinking must have been the fact that this game is at his home ground of Trent Bridge.

The Notts Outlaws right-arm seamer has been in excellent form in the T20 Blast, taking 11 wickets in his last five matches.

He looks a great bet to be England’s top bowler should he be handed an opportunity.

Ball is priced at 4.0 with bet365.

Haris Rauf is Good Value

Pace bowler Haris Rauf looks good value in the top Pakistan bowler market.

Rauf took wickets in the ODI series, including four in the last game in Birmingham. He is bowling with confidence and wickets tend to come in clusters for him.

His extra pace will be useful on this surface and it is worth going with him ahead of favourite Shaheen Afridi at the prices.

Rauf can be backed at 4.5 with 1xBet.

A Century to be Scored

This is a longshot bet but one that is worth considering for this fixture.

Conditions should be good for batting for this clash and there are plenty of players on show, particularly for England, that could take advantage.

Notts openers Alex Hales and Joe Clarke have both shown big scores are possible here during the Blast and it would be no surprise to see Buttler, Bairstow, Livingstone or even Babar or Rizwan follow suit.

The price for a ton to be scored is 7.0 with bet365.

See our round-up of the best cricket betting tips for this clash.

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When is the England v Pakistan 1st T20I?

The 1st T20I between England and Pakistan will be played on Friday, 16 July 2021. The first ball is scheduled for 21:00 IST (17:30 GMT).

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