Pakistan play England in the second T20 international on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the National Stadium in Karachi from 8:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The Pakistan cricket team stumbled to their third consecutive defeat in T20Is in the first match of the ongoing series. The Men in Green followed their disappointment in the Asia Cup 2022 final with an uninspiring batting and bowling performance against England in Karachi. Pakistan’s last win in this format came against Afghanistan in a nail-biting encounter in the Super 4 of the Asia Cup.

Meanwhile, England won on their return to international cricket in Pakistan after 6,117 days. Luke Wood was impressive for the Three Lions on his debut with a spell of 3/24 in the first T20I of this series. Alex Hales also made a successful comeback to the English side by scoring a fifty while Harry Brook once again proved his mettle with the bat, smashing 42 runs off 25 balls in the run chase as the visitors won by six wickets in the final over. 

Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I odds

Parimatch odds: Pakistan: 1.75, England: 2.04

10CRIC odds: Pakistan: 1.75, England: 2.05

Betway odds: Pakistan: 1.75, England: 2.10

Betwinner odds: Pakistan: 1.73, England: 2.10

1xBet odds: Pakistan: 1.78, England: 2.05

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Pakistan vs England head-to-head in T20Is

England have fared well against Pakistan in the T20 format. The English side have won 14 of the 22 matches against the Men in Green along with a tie and an abandoned game. The hosts have won only on six occasions.

The English cricket team have won three back-to-back matches against Pakistan, including the ongoing series opener and the second and third T20Is in July last year.

Pakistan’s last victory against England in this format came in the first T20I during their tour of England in July 2021.

Pakistan vs England squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Aamer Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohamad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Maqsood, Usman Qadri.

England: Jos Butler (captain and wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Richard Gleeson, Alex Hales, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Luke Wood.

Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I probable playing XI

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Babar Azam (captain), Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf.

England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.

Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I combined fantasy XI

Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Harry Brook, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Sam Curran, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Reece Topley.

Pakistan top picks and players to watch out for 2nd T20I vs England

Mohammad Rizwan: Pakistan’s opening batter has carried on his good T20I form from last year into 2022. Rizwan has smashed 372 runs in eight matches this year, averaging 53.14. Rizwan scored 68 runs from 46 balls at a strike-rate of 147.82 in the first match of the ongoing series and is once again expected to be the backbone of the hosts’ batting lineup.

Haris Rauf: The 28-year-old bowled an economical spell in the first T20I of this series, conceding only 23 runs in his four overs while picking up a wicket. Rauf is a handy bowler in the powerplay with his skills to swing the ball and can also come into play in the death overs with his variations.

England top picks and players to watch out for 2nd T20I vs Pakistan

Jos Buttler: The England captain is set to return to action in the second match after he was rested in the series opener. Buttler scored 589 runs in T20Is in 2021, including one century and five half-centuries. The Lancashire batter has the ability to score at a high tempo from the first ball and is capable of piling on the runs throughout the innings.

Alex Hales: The Englishman’s return to T20Is was fruitful after he registered a half-century in the series opener against Pakistan. Overall, Hales has smashed 10157 runs in 360 T20 matches while striking at 147.50. Hales has made five centuries and 64 half-centuries in this format and is one of the top players in the Pakistan Super League.

Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I predictions

Pakistan lost the first match of the ongoing series against a strong English side. However, the Men in Green have a commendable record in this format at home, winning 19 of the 26 matches. The Pakistan cricket team are tipped to bounce back and register a win in the upcoming match.

The English cricket team have been regularly successful against Pakistan in recent times and with the return of Jos Buttler, the visitors will have a more explosive batting lineup in the second T20I. The odds are tipped slightly against them, but England can be expected to fight for the win.

Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 33°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 62%

Wind: 21 km/h

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