England vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match Prediction 2024

ENG vs PAK 3rd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

England and Pakistan lock horns once again in the third T20I of the four match series when they meet in Cardiff on Tuesday evening. The first game was abandoned without a ball bowled but England then took a 1-0 lead on Saturday when they won by 23 runs at Edgbaston. Read on as we preview this clash. The match gets underway at Sophia Gardens at 18:30 local time on May 28th. 

Although there could well be some changes to both XIs ahead of this match, we still expect England to come out on top in Cardiff. Skipper Buttler was the most impressive batter for the hosts on Saturday but there were plenty of other strong performances.

Pakistan will need a couple of their big-name batters to stand up and be counted in this game if they are to cause England any real problems. They do have strong bowlers as well but there is a question mark over the strength in depth of the side.

England vs Pakistan 3rd 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

Although the last T20I at Sophia Gardens was won by the team batting first, only three of the nine T20Is here have been won in that fashion. We predict both captains will walk out for the toss wanting to field first.

ENG vs PAK Pitch Report

The ball will come onto the bat at a good pace at this ground which top order batters always enjoy. There are also short straight boundaries so a par score of at least 210 will be on the table ahead of the first innings on Tuesday.

Cardiff Weather Report

Rain is forecast for much of the morning and early afternoon in Cardiff on Tuesday but it looks like we should have dry weather in the hours before and the scheduled time of play. However, it will not be warm with a high of no more than 15 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs Pakistan 3rd T20 2024

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

Liam Livingstone was selected ahead of Sam Curran for the first T20I of the series but we expect the left-handed all-rounder to come into the side for this match. Alongside Curran, we also anticipate that Mark Wood will get an opportunity.

ENG Key Players

  • Phil Salt- the opener was his usual aggressive self in his nine-ball innings on Saturday. We expect him to target the short straight boundary in Cardiff.
  • Jos Buttler- the skipper impressed with eight fours and three sixes at Edgbaston in his innings which took him beyond 3000 T20I runs. 
  • Adil Rashid- the vastly experienced leg-spinner dismissed Shadab Khan in the second T20I and he will be keen to get some more overs under his belt in this game.
  • Jofra Archer- although England will be keen to not over-bowl the pacer ahead of the T20 World Cup, they will also want to give him the opportunity to fine-tune his skills at this match at Sophia Gardens.

ENG Team Form

England impressed in both innings at Edgbaston and will travel to Cardiff with three wins from their last five T20Is.

England Predicted Playing 11

Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Mark Wood

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

With the series all about getting as many of their T20 World Cup squad as game-ready as possible for the tournament in the USA and the Caribbean, we are expecting at least two changes for Pakistan. Shadab Khan and Saim Ayub are predicted to drop out with Usman Khan and Abrar Ahmed coming in.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam- only Fakhar Zaman hit more runs for Pakistan in Saturday’s T20I and the skipper looked in strong form hitting four boundaries in his innings.
  • Mohammad Rizwan- the 34 year old left-hander was the only Pakistan batter to really dominate England’s bowlers in Birmingham. He will be looking to do the same in this game.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi- the left-arm pace bowler is a very consistent and high level operator across all formats. He dismissed Jonny Bairstoow, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan in the second T20I.
  • Imad Wasim- the experienced all-rounder produced an excellent display at Edgbaston and he will be targeting similar figures to his 2/19 from four overs in this match.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan come into Tuesday’s T20I in Cardiff with only two wins from their last five fixtures in this format.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (c), Azam Khan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed

England vs Pakistan Head to Head

England are now unbeaten across the last five head to heads with Pakistan in this format. The hosts also lead the overall head to head by a significant 20-9 margin.

ENG vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played ENG Won PAK Won Tie NR
Overall 30 20 9 0 1
Last 5 5 4 0 0 1

England vs Pakistan Betting Odds

With their strong recent record against Pakistan, and due to home advantage, England are strong favourites ahead of the third T20I. The hosts can be backed at 1.45 with Pakistan the outsiders at 2.70.

Who will win England vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match?

England certainly looked the more confident and higher skilled side of the two on Saturday and with changes on both teams for this game there will be an opportunity for Pakistan. However, we have England as the top team based on the strength throughout their order of their batters.

🏆 England vs Pakistan Prediction

Edgbaston was alive with noise and a fantastic atmosphere on Saturday afternoon and it will take a good effort from the fans in Cardiff on Tuesday to replicate it for this fixture. However, we expect this match to be close and it could well be decided by who of the big name batters on show produces the best innings. It was Jos Buttler who performed brilliantly in the last game and we expect the same or another England batter to do so again. We are backing England to win.

England to beat Pakistan in 3rd T20

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