Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 4th T20I

Big picture The shapeshifting nature of a seven-match T20I series makes it difficult to capture the big picture in words that age well, so the first rule of doing this is accepting that. England, after all, have a seemingly bottomless pit of explosive T20 cricketers, and as Harry Brook and Will Jacks – who debuted … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 3rd T20I

Big picture An eight-overs-a-side sprint in Nagpur ended with India levelling the T20I series 1-1 thanks to some outstanding bowling from Axar Patel and a supreme display of ball-striking from Rohit Sharma. But it’s difficult for the two sides to gain a lot from the experience on Friday, other than gleaning some insight into how … Read more

PAK vs ENG – 3rd T20I – Karachi

England are set to make “a couple of changes” in Friday night’s third T20I against Pakistan in Karachi, as they look to manage their squad through a hectic schedule of seven games in 13 days. They made one forced change for Thursday’s ten-wicket defeat as Liam Dawson replaced Richard Gleeson, who left the field in … Read more

Pak vs Eng, 3rd T20I, Karachi

After nearly seven months on the sidelines, Mark Wood marked his return to international cricket with a searing display of matchwinning fast bowling in the third T20I at Karachi, but said that workload management remains his priority as England build towards the winter’s main event, next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia. England’s need for … Read more

Recent Match Report – England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 2022

England 221 for 3 (Brook 81*, Duckett 70*) beat Pakistan 158 for 8 (Masood 65*, Wood 3-24) by 63 runs England landed all the telling blows in another pulsating contest in Karachi, riding on the back of a century stand between Harry Brook and Ben Duckett before a searing return to national colours from Mark … Read more

Recent Match Report – Australia vs India 2nd T20I 2022

Toss India chose to bowl vs Australia India gained a significant advantage when they won the toss and opted to chase in a severely reduced T20 international in Nagpur. Adding to that feeling is the return of Jasprit Bumrah, who will play his first game of cricket in over two months. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has … Read more

Recent Match Report – England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I 2022

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 … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 2nd T20I

Now that the first game is out of the way, England will feel a whole lot better about themselves. Not simply because they put in a clinical performance to go up 1-0, but also because the reputational damage of last year’s pullout has begun to be undone. After Pakistan helped prop England Cricket up financially … Read more

ICC T20I batting rankings – Suryakumar Yadav goes past Babar Azam to third behind Mohammad Rizwan and Aiden Markram

Of the big-performing Indians on the night, Hardik Pandya hit a 30-ball 71 not out, and that took him up 22 places to No. 65 among batters, while Axar Patel‘s 3 for 17 took him up 24 places to No. 33 among bowlers. And Josh Hazlewood was on the mark as usual, returning 2 for … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs England 1st T20I 2022

Toss England chose to bowl vs Pakistan England won the toss and chose to bowl in the opening match of seven T20Is against Pakistan, on their return to the country for the first time since 2005. Moeen Ali called correctly, captaining the side in the land of his grandfather with Jos Buttler missing due to … Read more