England will go head on in the third and final T20 of the three-match series against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.
England and Pakistan will lock horns for one last time in this tour in the final game of this ongoing T20 series. The first match was rain curtailed and eventually it got abandoned and that definitely did not make us fans or the players happy. The rain gods stayed away from the second match at the same venue and it was a run fest as more than 390 runs were scored. England prevailed at the end with five wickets and five balls to spare as they chased down a huge target of 196. If Pakistan would want to avoid a series defeat, they will have to be at their very best to outshine this dangerous England side. For now, we will let them battle it out in the middle and decide the fate of the series but in the meantime, why don’t you take a look at the odds I have gathered to bet on for this fixture?
This is a slightly tricky market but if invested wisely, we are in for a good chance to win a lot of cash tomorrow. T20s and boundaries are definitely intertwined and thus we will take a look at the recent boundary-hitting form guide of the two teams. Both England and Pakistan have been in fantastic form when it comes to hitting fours, hitting over 15 fours in three of their last four T20I matches. However, when it comes to head-to-head matches, Pakistan edge over England hitting more fours in three of the last six matches they have played against each other and drawing once. In the matches played at Old Trafford, both teams share a piece in the two encounters they have engaged against each other so far. The competition in this market is pretty tough and England are considered as favourites according to the odds, but the head-to-head record aligns slightly in favor of Pakistan. Adding to that Pakistan top-order scores most of its runs in boundaries with Babar Azam (39 innings, 147 4’s, 21 6’s), Fakhar Zaman (34 innings, 91 4’s, 23 6’s), and Mohammad Hafeez (89 innings, 213 4’s, 56 6’s) forming a formidable lineup up top. They have been in great touch at the top, helping Pakistan score 195 in the previous match. Bet 365 are offering odds of 2.10 for Pakistan to hit more fours in the game and I am definitely up for this market! Are you?
This one is a rather easy market at least easier than the previous one for sure as the numbers suggest so. In this particular market, odds are highly in favor of England and rightly so, because they have managed to hit more than 10 sixes in three of the last 5 occasions. Pakistan, on the other hand, have not been able to cross the 10-figure mark in any of their last 10 matches. In the head-to-head category, England have managed to outdo Pakistan in terms of sixes hit in two of the last five matches and ended up hitting an equal amount of sixes in two matches. At Old Trafford, both the teams have outdone each other once in this category; However, the major difference between the two teams is brought by the English top order, who hits more sixes when compared to Pakistan. Career six-hitting stats of Tom Banton (5 innings, 9 6’s), Jonny Bairstow (34 innings, 33 6’s), Dawid Malan (12 innings, 21 6’s) Eoin Morgan (88 innings, 110 6’s) just drive the point home that England are a better six-hitting team than Pakistan and are likely to win in this market. Bet 365 are offering odds of 1.53 for England to hit more sixes in this fixture, therefore this is your chance to win guaranteed cash.
After an easy outing in the previous section, let’s shift our focus to yet another tricky one but not that hard as it looks to be honest. Without any further delay, let’s dig in - both teams have in-form opening pairs, who had 50+ opening partnerships in the previous match. However, apart from the previous match, both teams have struggled to get to a decent start in the previous nine matches, not having even one 50-plus partnership. In the head to head fixtures, Pakistan have managed to do well against the Three Lions, having better partnerships in four out of the five previous encounters. At the Old Trafford too, Pakistan have had better opening stands on both the occasions they have played against each other. When it comes to picking up wickets upfront, England do not have a set opening pair, with inexperience Saqib, who has not taken any wicket in the last two matches he has played in 2020 so far, and Moeen Ali, who has picked up just a solitary wicket for 79 runs in 9 overs he has bowled in 2020. England are expected to stick to the same pair and seeing the performances so far, Pakistan are likely to reign supreme in this particular market.