ICC T20 World Cup Pakistan Vs England Playing XI: Both the teams had won a spectacular victory in the semi-finals and now it has to be seen whether their playing-11 changes in the final or not.
How will Pakistan and England’s playing-11 in the final (ICC Photo)
When Pakistan’s team against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday ICC T20 World Cup-2022 will enter the finals. In this match both Pakistan and England will give their lives and will try their best to win. Both the teams have won this World Cup once each and now whichever team wins this time it will be their second title win. By doing so, they will match the West Indies, which is the only team to have won the T20 World Cup twice. Whose part will win, it will largely depend on the playing-11 of both the teams.
Pakistan played the T20 World Cup in 2007 and then Team India defeated it. After this, in 2009, Pakistan’s team reached the final and was successful in winning. The England team won the final in 2010 but lost to the West Indies in 2016.
England will make changes in playing-11
Now the question is, which players will get a chance in the playing-11 for this match. In the second semi-final against India, England made two changes in their team. Phil Salt got a chance in place of David Malan. So there Chris Jordan came in place of Mark Wood. Both these players were out due to injury. If the injuries of Malan and Wood are cured, then England captain Jos Buttler will give priority to both of them. If Wood is not fit, then David Willey can also get a chance in place of Jordan. Regarding the injury of both the players, England team coach Matthew Mott has said that before the final he will consider the option of availability of these two.
Mott told the BBC, we will think about it. Our team has got very less time after the semi-finals. We had to travel and then after a practice session, we have to land for the match. They don’t have much time to recover from it. Although I am hopeful of his recovery but it is disappointing. They are both great players for us. He has given a strong performance in the last few years.
How will Pakistan’s playing-11
At the same time, Pakistan had shown a one-sided game in the first semi-final and defeated New Zealand by seven wickets. Captain Babar Azam had returned to form in this match and he could be a threat to England. Babar can possibly go with the same 11 players who came against New Zealand. If no player gets injured then there is no possibility of change in playing-11.
Probable playing-11 of both the teams
England- Jos Buttler (c/w), Alex Hales, David Malan/Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brooke, Liam Livingston, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan/David Willey, Adil Rashid.
Pakistan- Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Harris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.