Hosts Pakistan will take on England in the first of the 7-match T20I series on Tuesday, 20th September. The match will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi. Notably, England have travelled to England for the first time since 2005.
Considering the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, all the matches will be crucial for both the teams. A strong 20-member England squad has arrived in Pakistan. On the other hand, the Babar Azam-led side will miss the services of pacer Shaheen Afridi but overall they have some dangerous players in their ranks. They would look to capitalise on the home conditions. As we gear up for the first T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the PAK vs ENG 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Let us have a look at the top team betting tip from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head contest.
England are the second ranked T20I team in the world, while Pakistan are currently placed at the fourth spot. England have three of their last five T20I matches against Pakistan. Overall, the two teams have played a total of 21 matches against each other. Pakistan have won six and lost 13. England are a formidable T20I side and the only thing going against them is that they haven't ever played a T20I game in Pakistan. However, players from the side have played a lot of T20 cricket under similar conditions in India, UAE and even Pakistan (PSL). The likes of Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, David Willey, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes are T20 globetrotters and conditions hardly matter to them. The side has two quality spinners in Ali and Adil Rashid, and the pace unit also have enough fire in them to shake any opposition. Pakistan have had their fair share of troubles in recent times. After back-to-back loses against Sri Lanka at the Asia Cup, that further has been exposed. The batting unit is heavily dependent on top-order. Moreover, Mohammad Rizwan's consistent low-paced innings are under scrutiny. Fakhar Zaman is out with injury and their premier pacer Shaheen is injured. The middle-order failure is already a big headache for the Men in Green. England players are coming fresh from their participation in The Hundred 2022 and would be raring to take on a vulnerable and unsettled Pakistan side. Chances of Three Lions beating Pakistan are decent. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 2.12 for England to win from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head encounter.
Shan Masood and Alex Hales are my top two player betting tips for the PAK vs ENG 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
After making his international debut in 2013, 32-year-old Shan Masood is all set to make his T20I debut for Pakistan. His form in the English domestic season was sensational and Masood, who last represented Pakistan in 2019, has been recalled and even included in the Pakistan side for the T20 World Cup 2022. In the County Championship 2022, Masood scored 1074 runs in eight matches at an average of 82.61. In the Vitality Blast 2022, he scored 547 runs at an average of 45.58 in 14 matches. He finished as the fifth highest run-scorer in the tournament. The southpaw featured in five matches of Royal London Cup 2022 and scored 203 runs at an average of 50.75. Very recently, he was seen playing in the National T20 Cup in Pakistan. He scored 54, 8, 53* and 45* in the first four matches before registering scores of 10, 0, 9, 15 and 11. Overall, Masood has scored a total of 2996 runs at an average of 27.48 in 117 T20 matches. He has one hundred and 20 fifties to his name in the format. Playing in his first T20I match, the expectation from him and the quality bowling attack of the opposition can put Masood under a lot of pressure. The talented batter will most likely score at some point during the 7-match long series but he might find scoring difficult on Tuesday. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Shan Masood to score under 20.5 runs from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head encounter.
Like Masood, Alex Hales is making his England comeback for the first time after 2019 when he failed a recreational drug test for the second time and lost his place in the England's World Cup squad that year. The 33-year-old has done the hard yards and barged his way back in the squad after repeatedly being ignored in the last couple of years. He has taken BBL by storm in the past scoring 383 runs in 13 matches at an average of 31.91 and a strike rate of 148.44 in the 2021-22 season. He was the second highest run-scorer for his team. He was the top-scorer in the 2022 season with 543 runs at an average of 38.78 and a strike rate of 161.60. In The Hundred 2022, he scored 259 in nine matches and finished as the fifth highest run-scorer in the series. In Vitality Blast 2022, he scored 374 runs at a whopping strike rate of 193.78. Overall, he has played 359 T20 matches and scored 10104 - highest by any England batter. He has five hundreds and 63 fifties in the T20 format to his name. The pressure would be immense on his England comeback, and the added pressure will come as he is part of the T20 World Cup squad as well. But the hard-hitting batter has been defying all odds in the last couple of years. His sublime form and the experience of playing in the PSL is expected to help him in scoring over 21.5 runs in the first T20I. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.83 for Alex Hales to over 21.5 runs from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head encounter.
England to win @ 2.12 (1XBET)
Shan Masood to score under 20.5 runs @1.832 (1XBET)
Alex Hales to score over 21.5 runs @ 1.83 (1XBET)