Lahore: 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.
A decider and last match of seven-match series between Pakistan and England will be played today at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore which appears to be another thriller between the two teams.
The final match of T20I series will be held today (Sunday) at 7:30pm.
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.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Jamal.
Alex Hales, Philip Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, Liam Dawson, Olly Stone, Will Jacks, Jordan Cox, Tom Helm.