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PAK vs ENG LIVE Score: Pakistan vs England 1st T20 LIVE: Pakistan have exactly 11 T20s to get their combinations right for the T20 World Cup. Despite beating India once in the Asia Cup, their failure to win it is haunting them. Out of sorts Babar Azam, sluggish Fakhar Zaman and even sluggish Mohammad Rizwan are a concern. To make things worse, injuries have plagued them throughout. But against a world class team like Moeen Ali-led England, all their weaknesses will be exposed. That is exactly what Pakistan will be looking for to repair before the mega event. The 1st T20 in Karachi will start at 8PM IST and will be live telecast on Sony Sports Network. Follow PAK vs ENG 1st T20 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

In many ways, the series is historic. Pakistan Cricket Board has finally managed to convince England to end the 17-year exile. And as promised, England will play a whopping 7-match T20 series which is a rarity nowadays. This is England’s first visit since 2005 when T20 was hardly a format.

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The long-awaited return of England comes five months after a trouble-free tour by Australia, their first in 24 years. It helped Pakistan’s rehabilitation as a safe place to play cricket. International cricket has gradually returned to Pakistan following years. They were forced to play home matches in neutral venues after a deadly attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009.

But moving on from that, the series holds significance in terms of cricket. England are looking to bounce back from recent t20 series defeats to the West Indies (3-2), India and South Africa (both 2-1).

Pakistan are looking to recover after losing the T20 Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka in the UAE last week. New England skipper Jos Buttler, who took over after the retirement of long-time captain Eoin Morgan this year, is nursing a calf injury that could keep him out of the series.

“It’s an important series for the build-up towards that World Cup. Obviously, the main aim for everyone is to turn up fully ready for that World Cup. Pakistan are a very strong team and will give us a really tough challenge,” Jos Buttler. Moeen Ali will lead the side in his absence.

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PAK vs ENG LIVE Score: What to expect in Pakistan vs England 1st T20?

  • The focus will be on Babar Azam. The Pakistan captain’s poor run of form in T20s, especially in Asia Cup is a matter of concern.
  • Against England, he will be aiming to return to form with T20 World Cup on the horizon.
  • The next in line is Mohammad Rizwan. The best T20 batter has a lot of work to do in terms of power-hitting in the powerplay.
  • He looked sluggish and that put pressure on the middle-order. But he is also doubtful for the match as he is nursing a knee injury.
  • With Fakhar Zaman injured and absent from a 15-member squad for T20 World Cup, Shan Masood has a chance to cement his place.
  • The explosive batter will make his T20 debut on Tuesday.
  • But it remains to be seen whether vice-captain Shadab Khan plays any part. He too is nursing an injury and may not be available.
  • For England, there are injury concerns too.
  • Jos Buttler will miss the match along with Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Reece Topley.
  • Moeen Ali will lead the side on his return to Pakistan, where his ancestors are from.
  • But it will be an opportunity for explosive opener Alex Hales to stake his claim.
  • He spent three years in the wilderness after testing positive for a recreational drug.
  • With both Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow out he will be the one to look out for.

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PAK vs ENG Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan/ Mohammad Haris (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain

England: Alex Hales, Phil Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (C), Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood/Olly Stone, Richard Gleeson

PAK vs ENG LIVE Streaming:

In India, the Pakistan vs England cricket series will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming of the PAK vs ENG cricket series will be available on SonyLiv.

In Pakistan, the seven-match T20I series will be telecast on PTV Sports. Live streaming will be available on ARYZAP.

Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-captain), Aamer Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir

England Squad: Jos Buttler (capt), Moeen Ali (vice-captain), Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Alex Hales, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood, Mark Wood.

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