England vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Tips 2024

ENG vs PAK 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

After the opening game of the four match T20I series was washed out and abandoned without a toss in Headingley, Leeds on Wednesday, England and Pakistan will try again on Saturday afternoon at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Read on as we preview this second match of the series which is designed to provide preparation for the T20 World Cup. The fixture gets underway at 14:30 local time on May 25th.

With Wednesday’s match guaranteed to be called off from breakfast onwards, England’s players will have enjoyed a rest day but time is fast running out for enough match practice ahead of the T20 World Cup. Cheered on by patriotic and noisy supporters at Edgbaston, we expect England to win.

Pakistan should be slightly more ‘game-ready’ after their three match series in Ireland and the side progressed and improved across those games. This will be a tough contest but we do predict that Pakistan will be competitive at Edgbaston.

England vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket and Sony Sports.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, NowTV and on Sony Liv.

ENG vs PAK Match Toss Prediction

This will be the eighth T20I at Edgbaston and all of the previous seven have been won by the team batting first. Therefore, we predict that both the skippers will choose to bat if they call correctly at the toss.

ENG vs PAK Pitch Report

We can expect a good batting wicket at Edgbaston with a par score likely to be over 200 in this match. There will be pace in the pitch but also some turn for the spin bowlers.

Birmingham Weather Report

After the disappointment of the non-stop rain in Leeds on Wednesday, more downpours and heavy cloud cover are forecast at Edgbaston on Saturday. The temperature should get up to 18 degrees and we expect the game to be able to be played in full.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs Pakistan 2nd T20 2024

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

There were no injury worries for England ahead of the opening game of the series and the lack of a game on Wednesday will have given a useful period of rest and relaxation for the players who were also involved in the IPL. The major decision for the England selectors will be over whether to select Sam Curran or Liam Livingstone.

ENG Key Players

  • Phil Salt – The 27 year old right-hander enjoyed his IPL season and at one point hit four scores between 48 and 89 not out across five innings.
  • Jos Buttler – The captain led his side to the T20 World Cup title in 2022 and he is recognised as one of the most consistent top order batters in this format.
  • Mark Wood – The right-arm quick bowler will be keen to establish himself as England’s number one bowler across all formats with Jimmy Anderson’s impending Test retirement.
  • Jofra Archer – The pace in the wicket at Edgbaston will assist the right-arm fast bowler who will be keen to make an immediate impression back in an England shirt.

ENG Team Form

England have not contested a T20I since mid-December and have won two of their last five in the format.

England Predicted Playing 11

Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Phil Salt, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone / Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

The tourists would have been disappointed to miss out on playing in front of a strong number of supporters in Leeds but they should once again be well supported at Edgbaston. Babar Azam has a fully fit group to select from ahead of this T20I.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam – The right-hander is able to bat anywhere across the top four and is one of the most consistent international players across all formats.
  • Mohammad Rizwan – the keeper-batter has an excellent international record but is particularly strong in T20Is where he averages 50.47 from 83 innings.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi – The former captain comes into this game after taking a wicket in three separate overs in the last match against T20I and finishing with figures of 3/14.
  • Mohammad Amir – The left-arm pace bowler made his international debut in June 2007 and has taken 264 wickets across his international career.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan had won two T20Is in a row before the washout on Wednesday.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (c), Azam Khan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir

England vs Pakistan Head to Head

Pakistan last beat England in this format back on September 28th 2022 but they have not won any of the four T20I head to heads since.

ENG vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played ENG Won PAK Won Tie NR
Overall 29 19 9 0 1
Last 5 5 3 1 0 1

England vs Pakistan Betting Odds

Due to England’s strong record at Edgbaston over the years, they are favourites at 1.45. Pakistan’s odds have lengthened to 2.80 for this game.

Who will win England vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match?

This should be a close contest as both sides have top level international batters as well as some express paced bowlers. Pakistan may have the stronger bowling group but it is England who have more batting depth and we are backing the hosts as the top side.

🏆 England vs Pakistan Prediction

There was a huge amount of disappointment from players, fans and broadcasters at Headingley on Wednesday but it looks like we should get a full game on in Edgbaston. It will be a great atmosphere to play in as the locals always make it a noisy fixture! We expect it to come down to who has the better batting line-up which is why we are predicting a victory for England.

England to beat Pakistan in 2nd T20

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