The 45th Match, final of the 8th edition of the T20 World will be played between England and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket ground in Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST.
This final T20 World cup will be a battle between Pakistan’s bowling line up and the might of Team England batting. After winning the semi-finals one can pick sufficient bright spots in Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad but that in no way means that there aren’t any rough areas that might affect their game adversely in this crucial match. In this game if Pakistan wins the toss, they should elect to ball first and try to restrict England to a score as low as possible.
If Pakistan bats first, they should look to take advantage of first 6 overs hitting big shorts and punishing any loose balls coming from the English bowlers. The Pakistan batsman should focus on scoring as many runs as possible, preferably a score of 70 to 80 runs in the first 6 Overs, specially keeping in mind the performance of England in the semi-final. The way England dominated the game in the semi-finals, it’s not going to be easy for Pakistan to dampen their spirit and peck the high on confidence that they bagged with it.
T20 World cup is an important tournament for team England on both professionally and personally. As many cricket fans raised eyebrows on the credibility of the England’s 2019 World Cup win and thus, this is a huge opportunity for them to come clean and also be labelled as the ace cricket team on a global level. Having said that English cricket team has displayed a fearless approach, high resistance to pressure tactics and the capacity to changing the complexion of the game at any point of time. So Expect a tight game in the finale of the T20 World Cup and get ready for a war of Titans.
TFG Fantasy Stars for ENG vs PAK:
Jos Buttler is a dangerous player, can cuts the ball hard, play the front foot punch through the covers really well and strike the ball really hard down the ground. He has played 101 T2O International matches, scored 2496 runs with the bat, with an average of 33.72 and a strike rate of 138.45 in his T20 International career so far. He plays a poignant slog sweep in front of mid-wicket against the spinners and is a good player of both front and the back foot. if he settled down you can kiss goodbye to the game.
Alex Hales has played 73 T2O International matches, scored 2073 runs with the bat, with an average of 31.40 and a strike rate of 138.47 in his T20 International career so far. The key player for England Alex can cut and pull the ball well and likes space on the ball. A terrific player of pace bowling he plays a good sweep behind square leg and can murder spin bowling.
Moeen Ali is a terrific power hitter for England and can smash the ball through the covers. He also plays the pull shot with competence through mid-wicket and he can tank the spinners out of the ground with delectable ease. He has played 70 T2O International matches, scored 1025 runs with the bat, with an average of 22.77 and a strike rate of 145.80 in his T20 International career so far. He can bowl some useful overs with the ball and on top of that he is an excellent fielder.
Babar Azam the class player can play a lovely cover drive through the covers and hits a delectable sweep shot. He is a key batsman in the Pakistan batting order and can play a close to perfect straight drive down the ground. He has played 98 T2O International matches, scored 3323 runs with the bat, with an average of 41.53 and a strike rate of 127.95 in his T20 International career so far.
Mohammad Rizwan has played 79 T2O International matches, scored 2620 runs with the bat, with an average of 49 .53 and a strike rate of 145.80 in his T20 International career so far. A player of highly stylish pull and the cut shot Mohammad Rizwan can play beautiful flick shot through the leg side and is pretty safe behind the stumps with the gloves.
Mohammad Nawaz can hit the ball hard straight over the mid-off and can play the cut shot well of the back foot through the offside. He is a very economical bowler for Pakistan in the middle overs. He has played 54 T2O International matches, scored 417 runs with the bat, with an average of 18.13 and, a strike rate of 131.54 in his T20 International career so far.
Possible 11: ENG
Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Philip Salt, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Tymal mills , Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Possible 11: PAK
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan ,Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
TFG Fantasy Picks for ENG vs PAK