England take on Pakistan in the second T20I in Karachi on September 22. The visitors won the first game comprehensively by six wickets. The first four games will be played in Karachi while the final three games in Lahore. Both teams play a three-match Test series after the T20Is in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi. The T20I series is a dress-rehearsal for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

England’s victory in the first match was primarily designed by two players Luke Wood and Alex Hales. Wood took three for 24 with the ball on his debut. Hales scored a match-winning 53 off 40 balls o his international return for England. England stand-in skipper Moeen Ali had a special mention for both these players in his post-match presentation comments.

Alex Hales
Alex Hales (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Wood’s debut was outstanding and was a good all-round performance from the bowling unit. We were smart with the chase, Alex Hales, batting after such a long time, he was nervous but showed why he’s one of the best in the country. Brook showed why he’s rated so highly back home, their partnership was wonderful to watch” said Ali.

Heading into the second T20I, England should ideally keep the same XI. The side will get plenty of opportunities to experiment as the series moves on. Meanwhile, regular skipper Jos Buttler is expected to miss the first five matches due to an injury. He is expected to be back for the final two games.

PAK vs ENG: England’s Predicted Playing XI Against Pakistan, England Tour Of Pakistan 2022, 2nd T20I

Philip Salt (WK)

Philip Salt
Philip Salt. Image: Twitter

Salt replaced Jos Buttler in the playing XI. In the first T20I, he scored just 10. He will be opening the batting in the second T20I and look to take his opportunity.

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