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ENG vs PAK 1st T20I: Headingley Stadium Pitch Report, Leeds Weather Forecast and Full Squads | Pakistan Tour of England 2024


ENG vs PAK 1st T20I: The visitors Pakistan are all set to take on the host England in the first T20I of the Pakistan Tour Of England 2024 on 22nd May. This clash will be between the full-strength sides of the two cricket boards and the real World Cup Preparation starts for both countries. Here we are with the Headingley Stadium Pitch Report, Leeds Weather Forecast, and Full Squads for the ENG vs PAK 1st T20I.

England Cricket Board has called back all their players from IPL in India for the T20I series against Pakistan. England last played a T20I match back in December 2023 when they lost the five-match T20I series against West Indies by a 3-2 scoreline. However, their frontline batters were playing in IPL 2024 and are in touch with good form, but they will highly value this T20I series against Pakistan in preparation for the T20 World Cup.

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Jofra Archer is fit and all to play his first T20I after a pretty long gap. It will be fun to watch him sharing the ball with Mark Wood in the series and if all goes well, this duo will create lot of challenges for the other teams.

Pakistan are also having Haris Rauf back in the squad which strengthened their already strong bowling lineup. With Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah in red-hot form supported with equal sharpness by Mohammad Amir and Abbas Afridi, Pakistan’s bowling is definitely going to be a point of concern for the opposition.

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Buttler sent back by Haris Rauf (ic_ ESPNcricinfo)

Along with Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali has also made his T20I comeback and it will be intriguing what combination Pakistan come up with in the ENG vs PAK 1st T20I.

Below are the Headingley Stadium Pitch Report, Leeds Weather Forecast, and Full Squads for ENG vs PAK 1st T20I:

ENG vs PAK Match Details

Series: Pakistan Tour of England 2024

Match: ENG vs PAK 1st T20I

Day/Date: Wednesday/22nd May 2024

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

ENG vs PAK 1st T20I Full Squads

England SquadHarry Brook, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Josh Buttler(c), Jonny Bairstow, Philip Salt, Jofra Archer, Tom Hartley, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

Pakistan Squad-  Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan

ENG vs PAK 1st T20I: Headingley Stadium Pitch Report

The same challengers, the same hosts, three years back in history have been the only T20I played on this ground. Nice and trustable bounce off the surface that allows the batters to meet the ball on the up. Still, there is some aid for pacers if they bowl on the stump line.

Spinners haven’t been successful here in the shortest format in the local tournaments as well so expect teams to have an extra-pace option.

Headingley Stats in Domestic T20

  • Total Match Played: 63
  • Batting First Won: 39
  • Batting Second Won: 23
  • Tie: 1
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat: 181
  • Highest Score: Yorkshire 260/4
  • Lowest Score: Yorkshire 82/7

Leeds Weather Forecast

This is the season of clouds pouring down heavy rainfall in England and there is a high possibility of rain in the 1st T20I. There has been a Yellow alert for rain in Leeds, England. As per, there are over 80% rain chances throughout the match day and the temperature will be below 15°C.

READ: When and Where To Watch England vs Pakistan T20Is

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