Lahore: Pakistan’s skipper Baber Azam has won the toss against England in a decider match of seven-match series at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore.
The national team has brought four changes in the decider and the last match of the series.
Wicket Keeper and batter Muhammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Muhammad Hasnain have returned to the team in the final match.
On the other hand, Muhammad Haris, Hyder Ali, Amir Jamal and Shahnawaz Dahani have been given rest in the today’s match.
A decider and last match of seven-match series between Pakistan and England is being played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore which appears to be another thriller between the two teams.
The series hangs on to a knife’s edge with both teams having three win each to their credit.
The toss will play an important role due to dew factor at the ground which makes it difficult to exert pressure for the team bowling second.
Rizwan is the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 315 runs at a strike rate of 140. He has struck 23 fours and 10 sixes. Babar has also made 281 runs at a strike rate of 144.
Haris Rauf has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 8.25. Mohammad Nawaz has taken 5 wickets at an average of 36.
England will be looking to continue their good form from their previous match, where they comprehensively beat Pakistan by eight wickets.
Ben Duckett is the top run-scorer for England with 203 runs at a strike rate of 159. He has struck 28 fours and one six. Harry Brook has also made 192 runs at a strike rate of 164.
Mark Wood has been the best bowler for England and has picked up six wickets while bowling at an average of 7 and an economy rate of 5.50. Curran has taken six wickets at an average of 24. So an interesting encounter is on cards on Sunday with each team overlapping each other.
The weather conditions are predicted to go around 33°C with partly cloudy humidity level going up around 60 percent, therefore, there won’t be any interruptions from nature.
Security Layer Increases To Four From Three Around Qaddafi Stadium
Inspector General Police Punjab (IG) Faisal Shahkar has ordered to put the security arrangements on a high alert around the Qaddafi Stadium Lahore on occasion of last match of seven-T20 match series between Pakistan and England today.
On the instructions of the IG Punjab, the security layer has been increased to four from three around the Qaddafi stadium, Lahore.