Toss England won the toss and chose to bat against Pakistan
England won the toss in the second T20I in Karachi, and will bat first. Two days after chasing a target of 169 fairly comfortably, Moeen Ali
opted to set one this time. They made just the one change, with Richard Gleeson replaced by Liam Dawson
, going in with three spinners on a new strip, albeit one expected to be rather slow.
Babar Azam said restricting England to “anything below 160” would be considered a success, backing his middle order to come good after an off-day in the first T20I. The confidence expressed in the middle order was more than just verbal, with Pakistan making no change to the batting line-up. The only alteration comes in the fast-bowling department, with Mohammad Hasnain
replacing Naseem Shah.
Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Haider Ali, 4 Shan Masood, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Khushdil Shah, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Usman Qadir, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Mohammad Hasnain, 11 Shahnawaz Dahani
England: 1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Liam Dawson, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Luke Wood
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