Pakistan’s first T20 against England is scheduled to begin from tomorrow and hence, here is a look at the possible playing eleven.
Pakistan are expected to open their batting with Fakhar Zaman and skipper Babar Azam. Mohd. Hafeez then is likely to bat at the all-important one down position.
Middle-Order and Wicket-keeper
Given Mohd. Rizwan’s form during the Test series Misbah-ul-Haq might opt to play him in which case the 28 year old is likely to bat in the lower-order. Just in case on the other hand if Pakistan decide to play Sarfaraz Ahmed then the former captain is likely to bat at number 4. Shoaib Malik and Iftikhar Ahmed are anyway certain to be part of the middle-order for the green shirts. Iftikhar nevertheless, still might face the axe if Pakistan decide to experiment with the young Haider Ali.
Imad Wasim and Shahdab Khan as always are likely to be part of the lower orders. Both all-rounders then are also likely to lead the spin department during the opening encounter.
Shaheen Afridi is almost certain to lead the pace attack during Pakistan’s first T20 against England. Mohd.Amir on the other hand is likely to make a comeback. The third pacers position then is likely to be occupied by either Mohd. Hasnain or Haris Rauf. Still, it won’t be a surprise if Pakistan opt for the experienced Wahab Riaz or if the think tank decides to provide some valuable experience to Naseem Shah at Manchester.