3 Things Likely To Happen During The #PakvsEng T20 Series

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The 4-match #PakvsEng T20 series is scheduled to begin next week. Here is a look at three strategies that the Babar Azam-led team is likely to try during the series. Notably, this series will be Pakistan’s last international engagement before the #ICCT20WC starts next month.

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New Opening Pair Likely During The #PakvsEng T20 series

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According to media reports, Pakistan is likely to give Usman Khan the opportunity to open the innings with Rizwan during the series against England. This decision to introduce a new opening pair is sensible for several reasons. Firstly, despite numerous chances, Saim Ayub has failed to perform at the highest level, leaving the selectors with little choice but to experiment.

Usman performed brilliantly as an opener in the last PSL. However, at the international level, he has so far only been given opportunities in the middle order. Therefore, it makes sense to see if he can establish himself at the international level while batting in his regular position.

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Abrar Ahmed Likely To Feature In The #PakvsEng Series

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Given England’s weakness against leg-spinners and the need to ensure decent match practice ahead of the World Cup, Abrar is likely to play a crucial role in the upcoming series. Notably, Abrar did not play at all during the recently concluded #PakvsIRE series.

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An Aggressive Babar Azam

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Babar Azam’s strike-rate improved considerably during the previous series. It seems clear that the Gary Kirsten wants Babar to bat freely at his full potential without worrying about the eventual result. The strategy was evident during the last series and it seems, the new white-ball coach will not back away from employing it once more against England.