Pakistan vs England – ICC T20 World Cup – Final – Preview & Prediction
Pakistan vs England ICC T20 World Cup Final Preview & Prediction
both teams are set to lock horns in Final of ICC T20 Word Cup 2022 on 13th October. The final will be played at historic Melbourne Cricket Ground where Pakistan beat England in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 1992, to lift an ICC trophy for first time. Both the teams have played outstanding cricket in their seminal games with Pakistan beating the Kiwis comprehensively with 7 wickets while England thrashing India with 10 wickets victory.
Pakistan vs England Head-to-Head in T20Is
Pakistan and England have played 28 T20Is against each other. England have come out victorious on 18 occasions while Pakistan have won only 9 matches. England also got better of Pakistan in the last T20I series played among both nations in September 2022, where England beat Pakistan with margin of 4 to 3.
Journey of Pakistan and England in ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Both Pakistan and England had awful starts to their world cup campaigns with Pakistan losing to India and Zimbabwe and England getting beaten by Ireland in rain affected match. Since then, both the teams have played out of their skins to qualify for final. After the heartbreak against India and Zimbabwe, Pakistan beat Netherland, South Africa, Bangladesh, and New Zealand on the trot to qualify for the final. England beat Afghanistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and India on other way to final.
Best Performers of Pakistan and England in ICC T20 World Cup 2022
We have seen plenty of good individual performances from both sides. Babar Azam scored his much awaited fifty and Adil Rashid came back among the wickets in semifinals.
However, Shadab Khan and Alex Hales have been the best performers for their teams. Shadab Khan has taken 10 wickets at an economy rate of 6.59. He has also scored 78 runs, including an important fifty of just 20 balls against South Africa in a must win encounter, at strike rate of 177. England’s best performer Alex Hales has scored 211 runs in the tournament at strike rate of 149 and average of 52. His best knock came against India in the semifinal where he scored 86 runs of just 47 balls.
Players to Watch for – Pakistan
Pakistan’s best batsman Babar Azam and their star allrounder Shadab Khan are players to watch for. Babar Azam has gained back his form at the crucial moment of the tournament. He scored his first fifty of the World Cup in the semifinal against New Zealand.
On the other hand, Shadab Khan has performed in all the games of World Cup. Pakistan’s chances on winning shall rely on how these two play in final.
Players to Watch for – England
After injuries to Mark Wood and David Malan, England heavily rely on their openers. The middle order hasn’t fired yet and their bowling have been below average in the crucial moments. Alex Hales and Jos Buttler single handedly won their team semifinal against India. England’s chances of winning the World Cup heavily rely on them.
With Pakistan having gained the momentum at right stage of the tournament, they are favorites to win the win the World Cup on Sunday. If Pakistan play their best cricket, there is no stopping them. Chances of Pakistan winning the final are 73% as opposed to England’s 27% chances.
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