Pitch Report for Pakistan vs England, 3rd T20I at National Stadium Karachi
Matches played in the series: 2
1st innings average score: 179
2nd innings average score: 182
Type: A batting beauty through and through. The chasing team won both games.
Fantasy Team for Pakistan vs England, 3rd T20I
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playing XIs for Pakistan & England
Probable XI for Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir/Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain/Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani
Probable XI for England: Philip Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid
Moeen Ali smashed spinners and pacers alike, remaining unbeaten on 55 off 23 including 4 fours and as many sixes. There may not be much in the pitch for his off-spin, but he has a reputation for striking at regular intervals.
An unbeaten knock of 10 off 8, a solitary wicket, and a catch: Sam Curran has been keeping fantasy players happy by providing points in all departments. With five more games to go in the series, he will continue to be England’s game-changer with his multi-talents.
Smart Fantasy Picks
In his last five competitive T20 matches, Ben Duckett has accumulated 187 runs at 47. He has carried his form from the 100 League into the series with scores of 21 and 43.
Three pacers – Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Luke Wood – have sniped up 3 wickets each. While Wood’s wickets came at the death, Rauf and Dahani have been effective with both new and old ball.
In the struggling middle order of Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed has been providing some respite. He has scored 105 runs at 26 in the last five T20Is.
Despite the hundred, Babar’s struggle against googlies remains a concern. Adil Rashid cleaned him upin the opening game. England will continue to use him as bait against Babar.
In his last 10 professional T20 games, Philip Salt has scored 356 runs at an average of 40. He could finally translate his domestic form into the international arena, smashing 30 in the second T20I.
Between them, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have hammered 751 runs at an incredible average of 78, including a hundred and 7 fifties at the National Stadium in Karachi. In the ongoing series, they have generated bonus fantasy points for a strike rate of over 150 and 36 boundaries (4×25 and 6×11).
Having played in the Pakistan T20 League over the years, Alex Hales knows how to construct an innings here. He followed his fifty in the opening game with an instrumental knock of 26 off 21.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Unlike Pakistan, England have batted as a collective unit. Barring their openers, Pakistan’s batters have not produced many fantasy points. As far as the bowlers are concerned, pacers have ruled the roost in fantasy leagues at the venue.