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ENG vs PAK: 3 opening combinations Pakistan can try in the T20I series against England

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ENG vs PAK: After the series win over Ireland, Pakistan will be locking horns with England in the four-match T20I series. The games between the teams will be played from 22nd May to 30th May. The series will be ideal preparation for both teams for the T20 World Cup 2024, which will begin on 1st June. 

ENG vs PAK: 3 opening combinations Pakistan can try in the T20I series against England

The ENG vs PAK series will be a massive opportunity for the Pakistan Cricket Team to solve all their problems going into the T20 World Cup. One of the major concerns for the team going into the event will be the opening partnership, which hasn’t been delivering well for them. 

Therefore the ENG vs PAK will be a great platform for them to look into the combination which they can open with in the World Cup 2024. As the ENG vs PAK is around the corner, let’s take a look at  3 opening combinations Pakistan can try in the T20I series against England

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan 

The Pakistani team management would be keen to go back to their successful opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. The duo was exceptional in opening the batting for the team but since the emergence of Saim Ayub, they have been separated. Babar and Rizwan have done terrific things together while opening the order.  With the World Cup approaching Pakistan would want their best at the top and the ENG vs PAK series will be a great opportunity for them to go back to the top. 

Mohammad Rizwan and Saim Ayub 

If Pakistan wants to continue with the left-right combination at the top. They can continue opening with Mohammad Rizwan and Saim Ayub. The attacking nature of Ayub might allow Rizwan to settle and then the duo can flourish and provide a great start to the team in the ENG vs PAK series and can also make their case strong for the T20 World Cup 2024. It will also allow Babar Azam to bat at No.3, which he has been successful at while batting in ODIs as well as T20Is. 

Also Read: ENG vs PAK: When and Where To Watch England vs Pakistan T20Is; Full Streaming and Broadcasting Details of Pakistan Tour of England 2024

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan 

The form of Saim Ayub will be one of the concerns for the team going in the ENG vs PAK series and the T20 World Cup 2024. The young batter has been getting starts but is failing to get going after that. This might prompt team management to promote Fakhar Zaman to the top. The experience of Zaman, who has been opening in ODIs, would be handy for the team and it allows the team to have an attacking batter at the top. He can gell well with Mohammad Rizwan, who has been great as an opener. 

ENG vs PAK: Pakistan squad for the England series 

PAK vs ENG T20I Schedule, Full Squads, Venues, Timings, and Probable Playing 11s | Pakistan Tour Of England 2024
PAK vs ENG T20I series | Pakistan Tour Of England 2024

Here’s the Pakistan squad for the England series 

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

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