ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction | 1st T20I | Match Preview

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ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for 1st T20I Match, Pakistan tour of England, 2021.

England will take on Pakistan in the 1st T20I at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

ENG vs PAK 1st T20I Match Preview

England:

England has been downright dominant this summer as they have won every match they have played. Even without their leading players, they managed to whitewash Pakistan in the ODI series. Now for the T20I series, all the players have returned to the squad, making the team stronger.

Jason Roy and Jos Buttler will open the innings, and they are well known for their aggressive batting style. At No.3, the current best batsman in T20I format, Dawid Malan, will steady the innings. In the middle-order, Jonny Bairstow and Morgan can build the innings and also do the finishing duties. The all-rounders, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, and Chris Jordan, are equally good with the bat and ball.

The bowlers David Willey, Saqib Mahmood, and Adil Rashid are also in good form. On the whole, the England team looks solid, and they can even whitewash their opponents in this T20I series.

Pakistan:

Pakistan was expected to win the series 3-0 but look how the table has turned, and they lost the series 3-0. If the bowlers performed well, then batsmen failed, and when batsmen performed, the bowlers failed. But Pakistan has a good record in T20I’s as they won their last T20I series against South Africa.

The successful opening partners Rizwan and Babar Azam would open the innings and score as many runs as possible. Fakhar Zaman is expected to play at No.3. The middle-order looks decent with players like Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Khan. 

Despite all-rounders like Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, and Faheem Ashraf, Pakistan doesn’t have a proper finisher as they are not consistent. They have a good bowling attack in the trio, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf. Pakistan would be hoping to make a comeback in the T20I series by winning all the matches.

ENG vs PAK Match Details

England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of England 2021.

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Date: 16th July 2021

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Live Score

ENG vs PAK Pitch Condition

Average 1st innings score: 154

Average 2nd innings score: 137

(The average score is based on 11 matches played at this venue)

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The venue is suitable especially for batting, but it also provides something for the fast bowlers. We can expect a high-scoring game.

(The team batting first has won six matches out of 11 at this venue.)

ENG vs PAK Weather Report

The weather is mostly cloudy, but there is very little chance of rain during the match.

England vs Pakistan Head-to-Head Records

Match Played: 15

ENG Won: 10

PAK Won: 4

Tied: 1

No Results: 0

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team News

England:

  • The players who missed the ODI series are back in the T20I squad.

Pakistan:

  • Hasan Ali will miss the first match as a precautionary measure due to a strain.

Probable Playing XI

England:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Livingstone/Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood/Tom Curran, Adil Rashid.

Pakistan:

Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sharjeel Khan/Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Mohammed Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf.

Top Picks for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

England top picks for Dream11:

Jos Buttler:

(80 M, 1791 R, 31.42 A)

Buttler is the wicketkeeper and opens the innings. He bats aggressively and has scored 13 fifties in his T20I career. J Buttler is very good Captain choice in ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team.

Dawid Malan:

(27 M, 1090 R, 47.39 A)

Malan is currently the No.1 T20I batsman. He has scored one century and 11 fifties in just 27 matches and can be a good choice for C and VC in the England vs Pakistan Dream11 team.

Jason Roy:

(45 M, 1087 R, 24.16 A)

He bats right-handed and opens along with Buttler. Jason also scores quickly and has scored five fifties so far.

Jonny Bairstow:

(54 M, 1114 R, 29.32 A)

He is a brilliant batsman in the ODI’s but has not replicated the same in T20Is. Bairstow bats in the middle-order and has seven fifties to his name.

Saqib Mahmood:

(6 M, 18 O, 3 W)

Saqib is a right-arm fast bowler and picks up wickets consistently. He was the leading wicket-taker for England in the recent ODI series.

Chris Jordan:

(63 M, 278 R, 14.63 + 222.5 O, 73 W)

He is an all-rounder and the most experienced bowler on the team. He can be effective in the death overs.

Lewis Gregory:

(8 M, 35 R, 7 A + 11 O, 1 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder and doesn’t have a good record in the T20Is so far, but he performed brilliantly with both bat and ball in the last ODI series.

David Willey:

(30 M, 100.5 O, 37 W)

Willey is a left-arm fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat. He can be effective in the powerplay.

Eoin Morgan:

(105 M, 2323 R, 29.04 A)

Skipper Morgan bats in the middle-order and can play the role of finisher well, but he has not been in good form in the recent matches.

Adil Rashid:

(60 M, 203 O, 59 A)

Rashid is an experienced right-arm leg-break bowler. He has a good record in the T20Is.

Moeen Ali:

(35 M, 399 R, 16.62 A + 74.1 O, 18 W)

He is a batting all-rounder and can bowl a few overs of spin. Moeen can bat at any position depending upon the requirement of the team.

Pakistan top picks for Dream11:

Babar Azam:

(54 M, 2035 R, 47.33 A)

Babar is No.2 T20I batsman and scored 150 runs in the recent ODI match. He is in brilliant form and is a perfect pick for ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction.

Mohammad Rizwan:

(36 M, 843 R, 44.37 A)

He opens innings in the T20Is and has looked back in form with his performance in the final match of the ODI series.

Fakhar Zaman:

(46 M, 948 R, 22.05 A)

Fakhar has been in brilliant form in the ODIs but has struggled to perform in the T20Is. He needs to play one good inning to get back in form.

Mohammad Hafeez:

(106 M, 2388 R, 27.13 A + 193.1 O, 55 W)

He is the most experienced player on the team and a part-time bowler. Hafeez provides stability in the middle-order.

Hasan Ali:

(36 M, 125.3 O, 48 W)

Hasan Ali is a right-arm fast bowler and leads the pace attack of the team. He was the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in the recent ODI series.

Shaheen Afridi:

(25 M, 93.1 O, 27 W)

He is a young left-arm fast bowler who is good at seam and swing. Shaheen can also be effective with his yorkers in the death overs. 

Haris Rauf:

(19 M, 70.3 O, 25 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and can trouble the batsmen with his extra pace. Rauf has picked up wickets consistently in the T20I format.

Imad Wasim:

(49 M, 302 R, 13.72 A + 172 O, 47 W)

He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and can also play some big shots. Wasim has not been in his best form recently.

ENG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
J Buttler (Vc), J Bairstow, M Rizwan

Batsmen:
J Roy, B Azam (C), D Malan

All-Rounders:
Imad Wasim

Bowlers:
S Afridi, H Rauf, C Jordan, S Mahmood

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Babar Azam
  • Jos Buttler
  • Dawid Malan
  • M Rizwan

Also read: WI vs AUS Dream11 Prediction | 5th T20I | Match Preview

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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