PAK vs ENG: Preview, Predicted Playing XI, Live Streaming
Pakistan Cricket Team (Source: AP Newsroom)
They were down and out, and now they are here. They are Pakistan. They are unpredictable. But you still never know with them. England, conversely, are the world giants, they invented the game and are dreaming of ruling it again. Two white-ball world cups within three years is some real dominance if they manage to get this one.
It is the biggest blockbuster of the year with Pakistan and England going against each other at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Final of the T20 World Cup 2022 in front of at least 90,000 people who will come here from all parts of the world.
While the Pakistanis are a real threat when they are considered the least of it, the Three Lions on the other hand, are show-stoppers. There is no such thing as favourites in this one. Because this is everything to play for.
Match: Pakistan vs England, Final, T20 World Cup 2022
Time & Date: 13th November 2022, Sunday, 1:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Streaming & Live Broadcasting: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
Pitch Report: The big boundaries at Melbourne are not going to be easy to clear but remember the pitch here has been equally conducive for batters to go through with their shots. But the conditions have changed here a bit since the onset of the World Cup. Swing, pace and bounce has been on offer for the pacers so that makes it level for both the departments. Chasing would ideally be preferred on this venue. Additionally, the weather looks uncertain with rain looming around.
Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi.
England: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid.
Looking at the performances of these sides in the semi-finals, they were on fire. And, now if we look at their line-ups, it is unmatchable, filled with lethal pace.
Hence, to make a bold prediction, England are winning this and taking the trophy home considering they have been dominant in this entire edition of the World Cup.