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England vs Pakistan Final Predictions: Set to Resume the Battle of Contrasting Styles

  • England lead the head to head record against Pakistan by 18 wins to 9.
  • England had defeated Pakistan by 4-3 in a seven-match series away from home, ahead of the T20 World Cup. 
  • England have a formidable batting line-up while Pakistan have the best bowling attack in the competition. 

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England vs Pakistan Prediction and Pick

The two teams have faced each other in 28 T20 internationals, with England being comfortably ahead on the scoreline. They have won 18 T20Is while Pakistan have been victorious on nine occasions. Both the teams picked up momentum at the right time but England seem to have an edge. We predict England to win the final on Sunday.

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Predicted XI

England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Phil Salt, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/Chris Jordan 

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

England and Pakistan Set to Resume the Battle of Contrasting Styles

After three weeks of some thrilling on-field action, we have our two finalists of the ongoing T20 World Cup. It will be England and Pakistan going head to head at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, November 13th, in a bid to lift their second T20 world title. 

Both these teams were staring at a group exit at the halfway mark of the stage but now they're here, competing for the trophy. England had suffered one loss and a washout in the first three games but then defeated New Zealand and Sri Lanka to secure the semi-final spot. 

In the semi-final, England absolutely destroyed India by 10 wickets at Adelaide. They restricted India to 168, led by Adil Rashid's exceptional spell of 1 for 20 in four overs. Alex Hales (86*) and Jos Buttler (80*) then pummeled Indian bowlers to all corners, mowing down the target in 16 overs. 

Pakistan were almost down and out after losing their first two group matches but some unbelievable change of fortunes saw them through to the knockouts with three wins. In the semi-final, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets at the SCG. 

Shaheen Shah Afridi was superb with the new ball, and helped by some poor intent by the opponents, Pakistan restricted New Zealand to just 152/4. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam then scored individual fifties and put on a 105-run partnership to help the team chase down the target with ease. 

Team News

England expectedly brought in Phil Salt and Chris Jordan for the semi-final due to Dawid Malan and Mark Wood's injury concerns. Wood could well recover for the final and replace Jordan, strengthening their bowling attack. Sam Curran went for runs at Adelaide but should do well at the MCG. Adil Rashid has produced two quality spells in a row. The batting department would be delighted after Buttler and Hales' carnage against India. The likes of Stokes, Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Salt and Curran provide great depth. 

Pakistan have a deadly pace attack of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Wasim jr. Shaheen's return to full fitness and form is a huge boost for the team. Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz have done a good job in the spin department. Pakistan would be relieved after their opening pair showed good form in the semi-final. The middle order of Iftikhar Ahmed, Shan Masood, Mohammad Haris and Shadab Khan has stepped up big time for them in this tournament.  

Key Players 

Alex Hales has been outstanding for England in the world cup, coming clutch when they needed it the most. The destructive opener struck 52 and 47 in the final two group games and then slammed 86* off 47 in the semi-final. Hales has scored over 2000 runs in T20 cricket in Australia at an average of 34 while striking at 151. 

Shaheen Shah Afridi was hobbling in the first few games in the tournament but recovered his fitness and rhythm, and has been a menace since. He snared 3 for 14 against South Africa before claiming 4 for 22 versus Bangladesh. In the semi-final, Shaheen bagged two key wickets for 24 in four overs.

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Rohit is a cricket enthusiast striving to convey the finer details of the game in a capsule. He hopes to present a bird's eye view of the game, as he sees it, to the readers. He is smitten by the likes of ABD but crushes on pace bowlers who can make the ball talk. Email: [email protected]

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