Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan shared a century partnership in the semi-finals.
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets in the semi-finals
England beat India by 10 wickets in the last four
New Delhi. The teams of Pakistan and England (ENG vs PAK) will clash in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday. This match will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Pakistan defeated table topper New Zealand by 7 wickets in the semi-finals to win the title match, while England defeated India to enter the final. Earlier, the teams of Pakistan and England had met in the final of 1992 ODI World Cup in Melbourne itself where Imran Khan led Pakistan team achieved the distinction of becoming world champions for the first time.
Pakistan and England again face to face after 30 years
After 30 years, the teams of Pakistan and England will again clash in the final. This time the English team will take to the field with the intention of leveling the account with Pakistan. Both the teams have won the T20 World Cup title once. In such a situation, the dream of both of them is to become champion for the second time. There is little hope that Pakistan will make any changes in their winning combination in the final against England.
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Batting on Babar and Rizwan
The good thing for Pakistan is that its captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have returned to form. Both laid the foundation of the team’s victory by sharing a century partnership in the semi-finals against New Zealand. Rizwan scored 57 off 43 balls while Babar scored 53 off 42 balls. Pakistan’s middle order has also started clicking now. Young Mohammad Harris has impressed a lot. In the pre-final press conference, Babar was also happy with the performance of his middle-order batsmen.
Possible playing XI of Pakistan against England: Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Harris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 12, 2022, 11:20 IST