After losing the three-match Test series against England, Pakistan will be hoping for a change in the fortunes when they play three-match T20I series that starts from 28th August.
Newly-appointed T20 Captain Babar Azam will be looking to make sure that the side can start on a positive note. Uncapped players like Khushdil Shah and Haider Ali have been named in the squad after put in impressive performance in Pakistan Super League played earlier this year.
Experienced pace duo of Muhammad Amir and Wahab Riaz also make their return to the T20 side for this three-match series.
On the other hand, England Captain Eoin Morgan will lead the side for this T20I series. David Willey, Sam Billings and Jonny Bairstow showed excellent form in the one-day series played against Ireland. The selectors have made no changes to the overall squad that was picked for ODI series against Ireland earlier this summer.
Here are some of the important stats related to England vs Pakistan 2020 T20I series which is mentioned below:
15 matches have been played between Pakistan and England in the T20 cricket. England have dominated the proceedings with ten victories to their name. On the other hand, Pakistan have come out on top on four occasions.
2 wickets needed by Pakistan’s premier spinner Shadab Khan to complete 50 wickets in T20 format. Shadab currently has claimed 48 wickets in 40 games at an average of 20.87.
8 wickets required by slow left-arm orthodox spinner Imad Wasim to complete 50 wickets in T20 format. Wasim has taken 42 wickets in 43 games at an average of 21.61.
9 wickets needed by England Leg-spinner Adil Rashid to complete 50 wickets in T20 internationals Rashid currently has claimed 41 wickets in 43 games at an average of 26.80.
29 runs required by Pakistan’s premier batsman Babar Azam to complete 1500 runs in T20 internationals Azam has scored 1471 run in 38 T20I matches at an average of 50.72 with 13 fifties to his name.
8 runs needed by Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez to complete 2000 runs in the T20 internationals. Hafeez has scored 1992 run in 91 T20I games with 11 half-centuries to his name.
140 runs needed by England opener Jason Roy to complete 1000 runs in the T20 format. Roy currently has scored 860 runs in 35 T20 matches at an average of 24.57 with five half-centuries to his name.