Hosts Pakistan will take on England in the second of the 7-match T20I series on Thursday, 22nd September. The match will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi. Notably, England have travelled to England for the first time since 2005.
In the first T20I, England defeated Pakistan by six wickets. England chased down a 159-run target with four balls to spare courtesy a fifty from Alex Hales and unbeaten 42 off 25 from Harry Brook. Earlier, Luke Wood picked three wickets for 24 runs from his four overs. 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 is without 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. England have won each of their last three T20I matches against Pakistan. Overall, the two teams have played a total of 22 matches against each other. Pakistan have won six and lost 14. As we gear up for the second T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the PAK vs ENG 2nd 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.
Like the first T20I, the second match between Pakistan and England will also be played at National Stadium in Karachi. The venue supports the spinners and the slower deliveries make scoring a difficult task. On Tuesday, England could hit only one six. Notably, Shadab Khan, Pakistan's premier spinner was not playing the match. Once he returns in the eleven, hitting long boundaries can become more difficult for Pakistan. Also in the last five T20Is, Pakistan have leaked 1, 5, 5, 5, 5 sixes. Not even once has the team conceded more than five sixes. In fact, not even once did Pakistan leak more than five sixes in the Asia Cup 2022. Further, England have hit 1, 1 and three sixes in their last three T20I matches. While Jos Buttler is expected to rest for a couple of matches more, Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow are out with injury. Senior batter Jason Roy has also been dropped. Dawid Malan and Alex Hales are the two hard-hitting batters in the current line-up but Pakistan would come prepared against them after losing the first T20I. There are high chances that England would hit under 6.5 sixes in the second T20I. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.828 for England to hit under 6.5 sixes from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head encounter.
Iftikhar Ahmed and Alex Hales are my top two player betting tips for the PAK vs ENG 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Pakistan middle-order batter Iftikhar Ahmed smashed 28 runs including three maximums off 17 balls to propel struggling Pakistan to 158/7 at the end of 20 overs. His strike rate of 164.71 was the best by any Pakistan batter on Tuesday. The 32-year-old was Pakistan's second-highest run-scorer after Mohammad Rizwan in the Asia Cup 2022. He scored 105 runs at an average of 26.25. On the night of the final, he was Pakistan's second leading run-scorer with 32 off 31. Apart from Rizwan and Ahmed, no other Pakistan batter scored more than 13 runs in the match. In 2022, the right-hand batter played six innings and scored 133 runs at an average of 26.60. In Pakistan, Ahmed averages 20.37 and has a strike rate of 126.35 from 10 innings. As he comes down the order, he has faced 129 balls in the country only. Overall, he has scored 404 runs in 22 innings at an average of 28.85. He has played 169 T20 matches and scored 3302 runs at an average of 29.22 and a strike rate of 125.59. The batter is peaking at the right time. He has scores of 28, 32, 13, 30 and 2* in his last five T20I innings. We expect him to score over 14.4 runs in the second T20I. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Iftikhar Ahmed to score over 14.5 runs from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first T20I, we predicted that Alex Hales in all likelihood would score over 21.5 runs. He proves us right by hitting a comeback fifty. Hales scored 53 off 40 which included seven fours. He played for England 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 360 T20 matches and scored 10157 - highest by any England batter. He has five hundreds and 64 fifties in the T20 format to his name. In T20Is, he has scored 1697 runs in 61 matches at an average and a strike rate of 31.42 and 136.52 respectively. The pressure was immense on his England comeback after three long years but the monkey is off his back now. His sublime form and the experience of playing in the PSL is expected to help him in scoring over 21.5 runs again in the second T20I. The fifty in the first T20I will also give him immense confidence. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.8 for Alex Hales to over 21.5 runs from the PAK vs ENG head-to-head encounter.
England to hit under 6.5 sixes @ 1.828 (1XBET)
Iftikhar Ahmed to score over 14.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Alex Hales to score over 21.5 runs @ 1.8 (1XBET)