The two former T20 world champions will face each other in today’s t20 world cup match. England & Pakistan, who struggled throughout the group stage have now made it to the grand finale. Both teams will have a shot to make themselves two-time champions while the conditions and the toss won’t make it an easy encounter.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 13th November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
England vs Pakistan- Previews and Betting Tips
Defeating the No.1 T20I side isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but England did that in emphatic style. Choosing to bowl first on a wicket with an excess swing on offer first-up was the best decision by Jos Buttler. Despite Hardik Pandya’s 33-ball 63 heroics, India could only manage 168/6. Chris Jordan starred with the ball, picking up 3/43. They were easily 40-50 runs short at a venue where one side of the boundary is as small as 60 meters. As expected, the conditions favoured the best as England's openers came out all guns blazing and sealed the deal. Jos Buttler scored a 49-ball 80* while Alex Hales scored a 47-ball 86* to secure a 10-wicket win to enter the finals.
Meanwhile, Pakistan, a side that wasn’t even near qualifications is now at the final step of the ladder. They faced the Kiwis in the semi-finals and displayed a brilliant performance. Bowling first, the Pakistani bowlers were spot on and didn’t leak any extra runs. Shaheen Afridi picked up 2/24 to restrict New Zealand to 152/4. This was only the second time that Pakistan conceded over 130 runs in a match. While chasing, a 43-ball 57 by Mohammad Rizwan and a comeback 42-ball 53 by skipper Babar helped their side march into the finals.
Deja vu for the two teams who face each other after the 1992 world cup finals that happened at the MCG itself. Going head-to-head, England have won on three occasions while Pakistan have won on two. However, based on their current form, we predict Pakistan is favourite to win the Finals. This will be an incredible match-up with plenty of opportunity to win some exciting cash rewards. For that, we recommend you try in-game, match-winner, over-and-under, and three-way betting. These options provide you with a sublime betting experience with an excellent return on investment. We advise you do your research as with the rain around the corner, the outcome may be influenced.
After their record 170-run opening stand, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales will have plenty of responsibility on their shoulders. In 5 matches so far, the duo has amassed 199 and 211 runs respectively and seems unstoppable. Meanwhile, with Mark wood out of the picture, the onus will be now on young Sam Curran. The left-arm speedster has bagged 18 wickets in his past nine games and will be accompanied by Chris Jordan, who picked up 3 wickets in his previous game. The all-around services of Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Liam Livingstone will greatly benefit a well-balanced English side.
Squad: Jos Buttler(C)(wk), Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan
Undoubtedly, Pakistan have the best pace attack in this tournament so far and the conditions will certainly help their pacers with the extra swing they need. Haris Rauf will be fiery on this track. The speedster has 11 wickets in his past 8 games and will be accompanied by Shaheen Afridi. The left-arm has now bagged 10 wickets in 6 matches and a stellar performance here will fetch him the highest-wicket-taker tag he deserves. As for their batting, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have found the sweet spot and the form they were looking for. In the past ten games, they have pilled up 283 and 262 runs respectively, and look more confident than ever. In addition to this, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Haris will prove to be the backbone of this fierce Pakistan side.
Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(C), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It’s expected to rain heavily on matchday with a 60% chance of precipitation that’ll increase up to 80% as the match progresses. Scattered showers are likely to affect the match hours and overs may be reduced. The temperatures will drop down to 13 degrees while humidity will be at its peak at 85%.
As for the pitch conditions, the average first innings score at this venue is 150, offering a healthy balance between bowling and batting. There is some good carry off the surface for pacers, while the job for spinners at this venue is relatively minimal. Batsmen will get value for their shots as the match progresses, however, the runs won’t come easy and must be hard-fought. The toss will play a huge role in the context of this final.
England vs Pakistan: Betting Tips
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