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DUBAI (Staff Report) – Pakistan and England are all set for first T20 encounter today (Friday).


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The English team are currently leading the series after winning three out of four ODIs.

First game will start at 9:00pm (Pakistani time) in Dubai cricket stadium.

Youngster Rafatullah Mohmand is expected to make debut as opener Ahmad Shahzad is not well after last week’s food poisoning.

Umar Akmal is also expected to participate in first match. Bilal Asif will also be available to support the spin bowlers as Yasir Shah is not part of the squad.

Both teams are scheduled to play another two T20 games on 27 (Friday) and 30 (Monday).

All matches will begin at 8:00pm PST, while first second will be played in Dubai and the final in Sharjah’s Sheyikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan Squad:

Shahid Afridi (skipper), Sarfraz Ahmad (vice-captain), Ahmad Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Rizwan, Anwar Ali, Imran Khan, Amir Yamin, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Rift Ullah Mohmand and Sohail Tanveer

England Squad:

Eoin Morgan (skipper), Moeen Ali , Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Stephen Parry, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett