ENG vs PAK 3rd T20: Babar Azam’s Pakistan will head into Old Trafford on Tuesday knowing that they have every chance to claim a historic series win against England. With the series tied 1-1, both teams will have the chance to claim bragging rights in the decider as they ramp up their preparations for the T20 World Cup. England as hosts are favourites and will be carrying momentum into the contest, but Pakistan have shown they have what it takes to be successful in the shortest format of the game.
ENG vs PAK 3rd T20: England showed their calibre as one of the most fearsome white-ball sides as they bounced back in style to level their three-match T20I series against Pakistan on Sunday. Put into bat at Headingley, the hosts raced their way to 200 all out, with captain Jos Buttler leading the charge, with cameos from Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali. The bowling attack, which saw the inclusion of Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid, ensured that Pakistan did not get anywhere close to the target, avenging their 31-run defeat with a 45-run triumph.
ENG vs PAK 3rd T20: Pakistan have employed a top-heavy approach in their preparations for the T20 World Cup, and the two T20Is against England have shown how the tactic works in and against their favour. While the first game was a complete endorsement with Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam helping Pakistan score their record total, the second T20I reached the Men in Green a lesson or two as they scrambled to put a 155 in response to their target of 201. Babar Azam will hope that his team can replicate the heroics from their series opener, and claim the series, a perfect retaliation for the humiliation they suffered in the preceding ODIs.
ENG vs PAK 3rd T20: Predicted XIs
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Hasnain.
ENG vs PAK 3rd T20: Date, time and venue
The series decider will be played at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, in Greater Manchester. The game will begin at 11:00 PM IST on Tuesday, July 20.
ENG vs PAK 3rd T20: Live streaming details
Sony Sports Network will telecast the ENG vs PAK 3rd T20 for audiences in India. The game will be telecasted on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD, with live streaming available on the Sony LIV app. You can also catch all the Pakistan tour of England live score, ball-by-by commentary, and Pakistan tour of England, 2021 live updates on InsideSport.co.