Match: Pakistan vs England, (PAK vs ENG, 4th T20I)
Date: September 25, 2022 – 8 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
England took a 2-1 lead in the ongoing seven-match T20I series against Pakistan with a resounding victory in the third game. The fourth match of the series – which will also be the final fixture of the Karachi leg – will take place at National Stadium on Sunday, September 25th.
After getting beaten by 10 wickets the previous night, England managed to bounce back strongly on Friday as they hammered the hosts by 63 runs in the third T20I. Riding high on their successful chase of 200 in the second game, Pakistan decided to bowl first.
Will Jacks, making his debut for England, provided a good start with his 40 off 22. Ben Duckett and Harry Brook then joined hands and took the game away from Pakistan. Duckett swept the spinners into the oblivion whereas Brook put on a proper masterclass with a wide range of shots.
Duckett made unbeaten 70 off 42 while Brook blasted 81 off just 35 balls, which included eight fours and five sixes. The pair put on an unbroken 139-run partnership to power the team to 221/3.
Pakistan had a terrible start to the chase, losing Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan inside four overs. They were reduced to 28/4 in the powerplay. Shan Masood was the only positive for them, scoring an unbeaten 65 off 40. For England, Mark Wood picking 3 for 24 while bowling at rapid pace on his return from six-month injury layoff was a great sign.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for PAK vs ENG, 4th T20I
National Stadium in Karachi has been a high scoring venue in T20 cricket. A total of 57 T20 matches have been played here with the average first innings score reading 174. Chasing is a considerably better option here, with 35 of 57 matches being won by the team batting second.
The weather in Karachi is expected to be partly cloudy on Sunday evening but with no threat of rain. The temperature will hover around 27°C.
Pakistan – Expected XI and Team News
Pakistan have missed Asif Ali and Shadab Khan in the series so far, with both the players nursing injuries. Haider Ali and Usman Qadir have received chances in their absence. In the bowling attack, Naseem Shah could come back in place of one of the pacers.
Probable XI – Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahnawaz Dahani, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir
England – Expected XI and Team News
England made three changes to their playing XI last game, bringing in Will Jacks, Mark Wood and Reece Topley in place of Alex Hales, David Willey and Luke Wood. Liam Livingstone hasn’t played a game yet but he could be in if fully fit. A change or two is a possibility.
Probable XI – Will Jacks, Phil Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone/Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali (c), Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
Head to head record of PAK vs ENG
Total Encounters – 24
Pakistan Won – 7
England Won – 16
England lead the last five encounters by4-1.
4th T20I: Five players to watch out for in the PAK vs ENG match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Harry Brook: Batter, England
The young sensation from England, Harry Brook is coming off a spectacular 35-ball 81 not-out in the third game. He also struck 42* off 25 and 31 off 19 in the first two games. Brook has scored 2279 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 36 while striking at 152.
Mohammad Rizwan: Wicketkeeper Batter, Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan fell in single digits in the third game but had made 68 off 46 in the first T20I and 88 not-out off 51 in the second. Rizwan has amassed 2107 runs in T20 internationals at an average of 53 and strike rate of 127, including one hundred and 18 fifties.
Babar Azam: Batter, Pakistan
The Pakistan captain blasted a stunning century in the second game of the series, scoring unbeaten 110 in 66 balls while chasing 200. Babar Azam has 2903 runs in T20 internationals at an average of 43 and strike rate 130. He has two hundreds and 26 fifties at this level.
Mark Wood: Bowler, England
Mark Wood made his return from injury after six months and clocked 90mph consistently in the third T20I. He was too hot to handle for Pakistan as he claimed 3 for 24 off his four overs. The right arm fast bowler has picked 29 wickets in 20 T20Is at a strike rate of 15.6.
Haris Rauf: Bowler, Pakistan
The right arm pacer went wicketless in the last game but had picked eight scalps in four games prior to that. Haris Rauf has been pretty reliable for Pakistan in T20I cricket, having picked 53 wickets in 44 matches at an economy of 8.33 with best figures of 4 for 22.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, you can catch the live action of the series between Pakistan and England on Sony Sports Network. Watch the fourth T20I on Sony Six and Six HD at 8 PM IST. You can also stream the contest live on Sony LIV application.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.