Pakistan to face England in T20 tomorrow

  • 22-year-old Phil Salt, who spent winter with Islamabad United in Pakistan, will replace injured Dawid Malan
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LONDON – Pakistan will play the only T-20 match against England at Cardiff on Sunday (May 5).

The match will start at 1830 hours Pakistan Standard Time.

Yesterday, Team Pakistan underwent second practice session at Cardiff.

Yasir Shah will not play one-off T20 against England while six batsmen in XI are Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haque, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, and Sarfaraz Asif.

Pakistan will play with four fast-bowlers and a spinner, Imad Wasim.

Uncapped Sussex batsman Phil Salt has been added to the England squad for Sunday’s Twenty20 international against Pakistan following the withdrawal of Dawid Malan who suffered a muscular injury in his groin while batting during Friday’s nervy four-wicket victory over Ireland.

The two teams will also play five One-Day Internationals during the series.

The first one-day match will be played on the 8th of this month.

Conditions

Skies will be mostly clear in Cardiff, but it is likely to be chilly, with highs of 13°C. Pakistan have played three games in the UK so far, so are expected to have acclimatised fairly well.

Squads

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, James Vince, David Willey, Ben Foakes, Phil Salt, Ben Duckett