After losing the third match of T20I by 63 runs, Pakistan eye revenge against England in fourth T20I today the Greenshirts are desperately looking to win game four of the historic seven-match series against England today (Sunday).
The high-octane clash between Pakistan and England is scheduled to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi at 7:30 p.m. m.
Team Pakistan is looking for a win to level the series as England leads the series 2-1 with four games in hand.
Pakistan faces big problems in both bowling and batting which is a big question mark over the team composition ahead of the T20 World Cup which kicks off in Australia next month.
While England continue to test their healthy bench, Pakistan are unable to due to a lack of better things on the bench and injuries to some key players, The News reported.
In the third show on Friday, Pakistan did not change, while England made three changes, bringing in pacemakers Reece Topley and Mark Wood, who both clicked.
Newcomer Will Jacks made a big impact with the bat, hitting a spirited 22-ball 40 that set the stage for Harry Brook (81) and Ben Duckett (70) who shared an unbroken partnership of 139 runs – the fourth-most high. for the fourth wicket at T20Is.
Pakistan’s bowling lacked discipline, helping the visitors record a grand total of 221-3 in the allotted 20 overs.
Pakistan then lost four top-order wickets with just 28 on the board. Pakistan collapsed under the pressure and managed only 158-8.
Shan, who made his debut in the opening game of the series, played some superb shots and the intention of him against the spinners was a great sign for the hosts that they had at least found someone who could carry the load of the middle order at times. of chaos. However, the team needs a few more to strengthen the middle order that has been repeatedly exposed in recent games.
Khushdil showed some value, but Iftikhar Ahmed again missed when he was expected to carry the batting load.
Pakistan will need to test at least one uncapped player, regardless of the outcome, as this is the only stage to finalize the squad’s chemistry before the big event.
Bowling has always been Pakistan’s strength and if the opponents set up a score as big as Friday’s then certainly the fragile batting won’t be able to chase it down.
England, also battling injuries to some of their key players including skipper Jos Buttler, will be looking to extend their lead. England has shown in the series that they have strong backup players who can fill the gap.
Pakistan will need to get it right on the ball if they want to win the game considering the problems in their batting lineup.
Some Pakistan players including stumper Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed and Amir Jamal took part in an optional training session here at NSK on Saturday.
It will be the last show on Sunday (today) of the Karachi leg. The teams will travel to Lahore to participate in three final matches to be held at the Gaddafi Stadium on September 28-30 and October 2.