Date: 18 July, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
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After suffering from a 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series, Pakistan bounced back in style as they started 3-match T20I series on a positive note with an emphatic win. With a chance to seal the series on Sunday, Babar Azam's side will come out all guns blazing in Leeds. On the other hand, one cannot rule out England who did show a lot of grit and fight in the previous match and would want to think of that defeat as a one-off performance and will be keen to come back to winning ways. With so many things to look out for, the fans can be certain of an exciting encounter between two quality sides.
Among the wicketkeepers, Mohammad Rizwan should certainly be the first pick considering his recent form. The 29-year-old smashed an explosive fifty in the previous contest and will be raring to repeat his heroics. Although Jonny Bairstow did not have a great outing, he did look impressive in the time he spent at the crease and could prove to be decisive addition in your fantasy side. Babar Azam and Jason Roy are the key players for both sides and a glimpse of their class was on display in the first match.
Liam Livingstone smashed an unbelievable century in the first match and is the man in form. He should be included in the all-rounders department, alongside Lewis Gregory and Shadab Khan. Among the bowlers, Shaheen Afridi and Saqib Mahmood can bowl quick and get some assistance in Leeds getting a few crucial points for your side.
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Matt Parkinson, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: Babar Azam, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Saqib Mahmood, David Willey
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