Published On: Wed, Sep 7th, 2016

One-off T20: Pakistan optimistic to end England tour with victory


MANCHESTER: Pakistan will take on England in the one-off Twenty20 international in Manchester on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

Pakistan will be looking to end the tour to England on a winning note. The team leveled the four-match test series 2-2 and lost the ODI series 4-1.

Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the visitors in the T20 game and eyeing to guide his team to victory in his first match as captain. He was named skipper of the T20 side after Shahid Afridi resigned as the captain of the team.

In an interview, Ahmed said that he was excited and hopeful for the match as the victory in the last ODI match of the series raised the morale of the team.

Ahmed said that the team who performs well on the field emerges winner. He added, “In T20 cricket, the team is not seen on paper.”

The Pakistani captain stated that he has put up a young team and will try to win the game.

Amad Butt, Sohail Tanvir and Khalid Latif have been included in the Pakistani squad for the game. Mohammad Irfan will not be a part of the team after being ruled out with an injury.

Pakistan (squad): Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir and Amad Butt.

England (squad): Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey and Mark Wood.

The T20 game will start at 10.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST).

Courtesy ARY News

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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