England v Pakistan 1st T20I – 28/08/2020

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England v Pakistan 1st T20I Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News – 28/08/2020

England and Pakistan will end their series with three T20Is. All three will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester. Victory in the first T20I will give either team a big boost toward series triumph.

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England v Pakistan 1st T20I Betting Tips
Best Bet Pakistan to have the top batsman in the game @ 2.16 with Dafabet
Value Bet Wahab Riaz to be Pakistan’s top bowler @ 4.0 with Unibet
Longshot Bet Dawid Malan to be England’s top batsman @ 5.5 with 888Sport

England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Match Preview

Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009. England won the tournament in 2010. They are both world champions in this format, setting up an intriguing series.

England have won 10 of their 14 T20Is against Pakistan. But Pakistan beat England in the last T20I they played in Manchester four years ago.

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

When: Friday, 28 August 2020

Start Time: 17:00 GMT (22:30 IST)

Pitch conditions: The team batting second has won four of the five completed T20Is at this stadium. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss seems the right choice. The venue has been used a lot for Test cricket lately. But it has had some time to rest recently.

Weather conditions: Unfortunately, plenty of wet weather is predicted in Manchester this week. The day of the match has a forecast of 80% chance of rain. Temperatures will be chilly. Hopefully we will get in fixture, even if shortened.

England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Latest Odds

Betway have Pakistan priced at 4.00 to win the toss and the match. England are offered at 2.87 in the same combination market.

Or you can bet on England to win just the match at 1.57 and Pakistan 2.37.

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England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Team News

England’s Test stars will have a rest, while the T20I players take over. A few of them, including Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton, will head to the Indian Premier League after this series.

Batsman Dawid Malan and seamer Chris Jordan have been recalled. All-rounder Lewis Gregory is also in the squad, but there was no space for James Vince.

Pakistan have the recalled Sarfaraz Ahmed and Fakhar Zaman back in the squad. Shan Masood was left out.

The uncapped Haider Ali, fast bowler Haris Rauf and veteran seamer Wahab Riaz are in, too. Babar Azam is the captain.

England v Pakistan – Squads

England Pakistan
Eoin Morgan (captain) Babar Azam (captain)
Moeen Ali Fakhar Zaman
Jonny Bairstow Haider Ali
Tom Banton Haris Rauf
Sam Billings Iftikhar Ahmed
Tom Curran Imad Wasim
Joe Denly Khushdil Shah
Lewis Gregory Mohammad Hafeez
Chris Jordan Mohammad Hasnain
Saqib Mahmood Mohammad Rizwan
Dawid Malan Mohammad Amir
Adil Rashid Naseem Shah
David Willey Sarfaraz Ahmed
Shadab Khan
Shaheen Afridi
Shoaib Malik
Wahab Riaz


England reserves: Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley.

England v Pakistan 1st T20I – Betting Tips and Prediction

The best betting sites in India have several markets and events for this match. Allow our free match predictions to give you some pointers.

Bet on Pakistan to have the top batsman

Pakistan have an exciting batting line-up, which doesn’t always come off. But when it does, it’s great to watch and entirely capable of outdoing the opposition.

We’re backing Pakistan to have the top batsman ahead of England in this match. Whether Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam or someone else does it, Pakistan are priced at 2.16 with Dafabet India to have the top batsman.

Pick Wahab to be Pakistan’s best bowler

Wahab Riaz has been in England for an extended period, acclimatising and readying himself for this match and series.

He was the player of the match the last time Pakistan beat England in a T20I in Manchester. His extra pace and characteristic fire make him a tricky for the batsman to handle.

Unibet have Riaz offered at 4.00 to be Pakistan’s top bowler. Alternatively, fellow left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi at the same price is a good pick.

Make Malan Your Top England Batsman Choice

Dawid Malan has received a hard-earned recall for England. He has fallen out of favour with the Test XI, but remains a popular choice in the shortest format.

Malan has a good combination of power hitting and calculated stroke play. It’s this that has him well positioned to be England’s top run-scorer at 5.50 with 888sport.

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England v Pakistan 1st T20I - Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the 1st T20I for England v Pakistan?

This match will be played on 28 August 2020, from 17:00 GMT (22:30 IST). Old Trafford in Manchester is the venue for the first match of the series.

Who is the Pakistan T20I captain?

Babar Azam is the Pakistan T20I captain. He will likely captain them in the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups. Azam is their ODI captain, too.

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