The short T20 series between England and Pakistan is scheduled on September 07, 2016. It consists of only one match however the excitement will be palpable. Last time when the two teams locked horns for supremacy in UAE, England won the series 2-1. People will be at their seat to witness one of the enthralling performances from both the sides. Inclusion of SOHAIL TANVIR in squad bolsters the pace attack of Pakistan. He has the capability of plucking crucial wickets as the first change bowler.
SARFRAAZ AHMED as the wicket keeper is a boon for the Pakistani team because he has one of the safest pair of hands behind the stumps. Moreover, as a batsman he has the capability to play match saving knocks. Slow left ARMER in the form of HARRIS SOHAIL will add more teeth to the bowling option. Pakistan although lost the last series, they are by no means pushovers.
SHAHID AFRIDI would be the captain of the team as he can still bowl his leg spins and sent the ball flying above the stadium. From England’s perspective, STEVEN FINN should be healthy and fit as he can bowl accurate deliveries with lethal swing and pace. During death over, it will be extremely difficult for the Pakistani batsmen to get away from his sharp Yorkers. Joe ROOT will have to be at his best to increase the scoring rate if there is a wobble among the opening batsmen.
Moeen ALI could prove to be a trump card for England under spinning conditions. He is not a great spinner however the accuracy could prove to be the undoing of the Pakistani batsmen. Other batsmen such as Johnny BIRSTOW and BEN stokes will have to stay at the crease and then go big sixes and fours in the penultimate over. All said and done, the single match series will be a riveting contest.