Saturday, June 22, 2024
HomeSchedulePAK vs...

PAK vs ENG: Changes Pakistan might make for the 4th T20I against England; Check Out For Full Details

ADVERTISEMENT

PAK vs ENG: It’s time for the fourth and final T20 International of the T20i series between 2022 T20 World Cup finalists England and Pakistan. Two matches of the series got abandoned due to rain, while the Three Lions triumphed over the Green Shirts in the second game of the series. The fourth and final match gives both sides an opportunity to correct their flaws before the commencement of the 2024 T20 World Cup from 1st June. The fourth match of the series will take place at London’s Kia Oval Stadium on Thursday, 30th May and the match will begin at 11:00 PM IST.

The two teams will be hoping to get some much-needed match practice ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup, and both of them will be hoping to reach the final of this edition of the World Cup as well.

While England are placed in Group B alongside Scotland, arch rivals Australia, Oman and Namibia, Pakistan are a part of Group A alongside the likes of Canada, co – hosts USA, Ireland and arch rivals India.

PAK vs ENG: Changes Pakistan might make for the 4th T20I against England; Check Out For Full Details
England Team | Pic: Arab News

England seem to have a good idea regarding their ideal playing 11, the same cannot be said regarding Pakistan. The Babar Azam-led team are yet to find a settled playing 11 combination and they will be looking to find their perfect playing 11 in the fourth and final T20 international against. Here are some changes the Babar Azam led team might consider making in the fourth T20.

PAK vs ENG: Full Squads

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

England Squad: Philip Salt, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley

PAK vs ENG 3rd T20I: 2 Changes Pakistan might make

  • Usman Khan in place of Saim Ayub
Usman Khan
Usman Khan | Pic: ESPNcricinfo

Saim Ayub hasn’t performed well with the bat lately as an opener and the team management had taken a bold decision of accommodating Saim as an opener in the playing 11 by making Babar bat at number three. Barring the New Zealand series, Ayub failed to impress with the bat in the Ireland series and against England in the second T20i as well as he gave away his wicket cheaply on more than one occasion.

With the 2024 T20 World Cup set to begin from 1st June, the Pakistani management would like to try out Usman Khan at the top of the order alongside Mohammad Rizwan in the fourth t20 and if it works out then it will be a win – win situation for both Pakistan and Usman Khan.

  • Abrar Ahmed in Place of Shadab Khan
PAK vs ENG 3rd T20I: 2 Changes Pakistan might make
Shadab Khan | Pic: Pinterest

Shadab Khan is not having a good time with the bowl as in the second T20i of the series against England, the 25 year old gave away 55 runs without picking up a single wicket and these figures were also his worst T20 international figures with the ball. Even in the first t20 against Ireland, his figures read 0-54 which is not something that’s expected from an experienced spinner like him.

Abrar Ahmed is a bowler who is similar to Shadab Khan as he’s a leggie as well and he is regarded as a mystery spinner as well. His presence in the playing 11 will definitely help the Babar Azam led team out as the English players haven’t batted against Abrar in the past. If Abrar performs well in seam friendly conditions of England against England, then he will definitely seal his spot in Pakistan’s 2024 T20 World Cup playing 11.

PAK vs ENG 4th T20I Probable Playing 11s

Pakistan’s Probable Playing 11: Usman Khan, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman, Azam Khan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed , Shaheen Shah, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

England’s Probable Playing 11: Philip Salt, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Reece Topley

READ: Where can I watch the India vs Bangladesh warm up match in India?

Visit PCB For More Updates

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmarked post
Aryan Thakur
Aryan Thakurhttps://www.icccricketschedule.com/
Aryan, cricket lover, writes on ICC Cricket Schedule. His articles cover cricket news, match analysis, and fantasy cricket tips, entertaining and informing fans.

Related Articles

Latest Cricket NEWS