England vs Pakistan betting tips

England vs Pakistan – 3rd T20I Betting Tips

Host England and Pakistan will battle it out in the third and final game of the T20I series at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Tuesday.

The home side put in an excellent performance with bat and ball to level the T20I series at The Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. Interim Captain Jos Buttler will be pleased with his side’s clinical performance and would be hoping that the side can deliver another strong show in the series decider.

On the other hand, Pakistan were completely outclassed by England in all three departments in the previous game. The visitors missed another spinner on a Headingley surface that assisted the slower bowlers. The side struggled to build some momentum in their innings will be keen to make a strong comeback in the series finale.

England Form and Team News:

The inclusion of senior players like Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, and Moeen Ali worked well for England in the second game of the series played at Leeds.

In the second game, England registered a comprehensive 45-run win over Pakistan, courtesy excellent contributions from Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, and Adil Rashid.

For this game, the onus will be on the opening pair of Jos Buttler and Jason Roy to get the side off to a blistering start.

In his first T20I game against Pakistan, Jos Buttler showed excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top score of 59 runs off 39 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes. He was well supported by the likes of Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone, who delivered crucial scores of 36 and 38 runs respectively.

In the bowling department, the likes of Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Moeen Ali, and Chris Jordan will need to deliver another clinical performance at Manchester. In the previous game, Leg-spinner Adil Rashid bowled well and claimed 2 for 30 in his four overs.

Besides Rashid, pacer Saqib Mahmood made a strong comeback with the ball at Leeds and finished with figures of 3 for 33 in his four overs.

Pakistan Form and Team News:

Babar Azam and co. will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in this series finale. Sharjeel Khan might come in place of Fakhar Zaman for this final game of the T20I series.

In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, Captain Babar Azam, the middle-order trio of Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, and Mohammad Hafeez to put in notable scores for Pakistan in this fixture.

In the previous game, wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan showed fluency at the crease and scored 37 runs off 29 balls with the help of three fours and one six. He was well supported by Babar Azam, who failed to replicate his heroics from the previous game and perished in the sixth over after scoring 22 runs off 16 balls.

All-rounder Shadab Khan fought hard till the end and scored 36 not out off 22 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, and Shadab Khan to make crucial wickets in this series decider. 

In the previous game, Left-arm orthodox spinner Imad Wasim was the best bowler on display for Pakistan and finished with figures for 2 for 37 in his three overs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host Pakistan will be slight favorites to win the third and final game of the T20I series to be played at Manchester. For the 3rd T20I game, England are placed at 1.52 odds, while Pakistan is at 2.40 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

With the series evenly poised at 1-1, England will be looking to put in a pitch-perfect performance in this finale.

The visitors have been heavily reliant on Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to deliver the bulk of the runs in this T20I series. If Pakistan wants to come out on top in Manchester, the middle-order has come to the party and delivers the goods with the bat.

On the other hand, England have a lot of options in the batting and bowling department and will be favorites to win the third and final game of the series at Manchester.

Tip 1: Pakistan has a decent head-to-head record against England at Manchester.

Babar Azam-led unit will take heart from the fact that they have won both their T20I matches played against England. In the previous two T20I matches played at Manchester, Pakistan have managed to put in scores in excess of 180 runs in their full quota of overs.

Given their decent head-to-head against England at Manchester, we are expecting Pakistan to register a close win over England @3.50

Tip 2: Mohammad Hafeez’s excellent record at Manchester

The experienced middle-order has delivered decent scores for Pakistan in this T20I series. For the series decider, Hafeez will be determined to make a notable contribution with the bat against England.

Hafeez will take heart from the fact that he has put in excellent performances in the T20I matches played at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. 

In the three matches played at the venue, Mohammad Hafeez accumulated 155 runs at an average of 155.00 with a strike rate of 176.13, which included two half-centuries. Given his excellent numbers at Old Trafford, we are expecting Mohammad Hafeez to score 30 runs or more@2.50.

Conclusion

Expect England to comfortably brush aside Pakistan and clinch the T20I series by 2-1.

  1. Pakistan to register a close win over England at Manchester-Pakistan @3.50
  2. Mohammad Hafeez to score 30 runs or more- Pakistan@2.50

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