Headingley Leeds Pitch Report For Pakistan Vs England 1st T20I

A bird-eye view of Leeds' Headingley Stadium (X.com)A bird-eye view of Leeds' Headingley Stadium (X.com)

The much-awaited English summer is about to begin as the Jos Buttler-led side are set to face Babar Azam's Pakistan on Wednesday in the first T20I of the four-match series at Headingley, Leeds. The contest is set to begin at 11:00 PM IST, and the high-voltage series between last edition's T20 World Cup finalists will conclude on May 30 at Kennington Oval, London.

Most of the players of Buttler's England, the reigning champions, have decided not to wait for the IPL 2024 playoffs. They preferred the World Cup over everything, and hence, prolific stars such as Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, and Liam Livingstone are all back to be themselves in the series opener.

Before the contest begins, let's take a look at how the pitches at Headingley have behaved in the past.

Headingley Leeds Pitch Report

Headingley has hosted only one T20I match thus far, and it was these two sides only who were in action here three years ago. Bowlers can extract bounce here, while at the same time, balls come nicely onto the bat, which makes this venue absolutely perfect for a T20I game.

Hence, expect fast bowlers, particularly those who can generate extra pace, to be successful here instead of the spinners. In fact, don't be surprised if both sides go for an additional pace bowling option here.