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ENG vs PAK 1st T20I: Final lap before T20 World Cup begins as defending champions take on runners ups

ENG vs PAK 1st T20I: Final lap before T20 World Cup begins as defending champions take on runners ups

Two of the biggest names in the sport are facing off in a highly anticipated series that will be essential to both teams' preparations for the USA and the West Indies in 2024.

Pakistan and England’s four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series will begin on Wednesday, May 22, in Leeds. Two of the biggest names in the sport are facing off in a highly anticipated series that will be essential to both teams’ preparations for the USA and the West Indies in 2024.

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Pakistan recently played a three-match T20I series in Ireland under Babar Azam, and the captain himself set an example to prevent humiliation in the series finale. Prior to that, they played a weaker New Zealand team, which they drew 2-2. The Pakistani cricket team has a strong unit with a variety of options, especially with the return of Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, and Imad Wasim. Additionally, players like Saim Ayub and Fakhar Zaman have the ability to dominate the opposition on their good days.

Star players from England, including Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, and Liam Livingstone, have returned home to prepare for the T20 World Cup following their impressive performances in the IPL 2024. They are the reigning champions, and they triumphed over Pakistan in the final to take home the trophy.

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ENG vs PAK 1st T20I Weather Report

The match between two heavyweights is highly anticipated by the cricket community. But with bad weather likely to play spoiler, the ardent cricket fans in both countries may have to wait longer. According to weather.com, Headingley in Leeds will see temperatures between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius, which is perfect for playing cricket. Rain is expected to disrupt the events, though, with an astounding 83 percent chance of precipitation. Thus, based on the forecast, a prolonged downpour might lead to a fixture being abandoned.

Where to Watch ENG vs PAK 1st T20I

The ENG vs PAK T20I series will be available on Sony Liv and Sony Sports Network for viewers in India.

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