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England vs Pakistan 2020, 1st T20I at Old Trafford: Weather and Pitch Report of ENG vs PAK

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England vs Pakistan 2020 1st T20I at Old Trafford, Manchester, Weather Report and Pitch Report: get weather and pitch reports ahead of the T20 series

England vs Pakistan 2020 1st T20I at Old Trafford, Manchester, Weather Report and Pitch Report: After taking on Ireland, England will now be up against Pakistan in a three match T20I series beginning today. As with the Tests before this, these games will also be played behind closed doors. Pakistan returns to the scene of the first Test of their tour, where they admittedly let the game slip, and will look to make amends. Till very recently, Pakistan were in flying form in the shortest format but the fortunes in their last 10 outings have been very different. Ranked fourth and up against one of the best white-ball teams in the recent years in England, Babar Azam and co will have their task cut out. England won the 3-match Test series 1-0.

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The experience of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez along with the return of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz augurs well for the visitors, who were often found wanting in terms of experience in the first Test at Manchester. There is a good chance that Mohammad Rizwan, if preferred over former Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, and young tearaway Naseem Shah also feature at some point. Only Babar, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Afridi are the assured picks for Pakistan.

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Pitch Report:

England generally prepare attacking pitches for white-ball games and it will be no different at Old Trafford. The last few white-ball encounters at this ground have been high-scoring affairs.

Pakistan are normally a team that depends on their bowlers to do some damage but the batsmen will have to come to the party during this series.

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Like was the case against Ireland, England will opt for a much changed side from the Tests with captain Eoin Morgan leading the way. The hosts are likely to push Tom Banton into the firing line with James Vince absent. One expects more changes and new combinations being tried out with the England batting as even Jason Roy has been ruled out of the series due to injury.

WHAT: England vs Pakistan First T20I

WHEN: August 28, 10:30pm IST

WHERE: Old Trafford, Manchester

TELECAST: Sony Network

LIVE STREAMING: Sony Liv

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