Karachi: England and Pakistan are set to square off in the third T20I in National Stadium, Karachi. After the powerful performance in the 2nd game, English men would have to be extra prepared for this game.
The series is currently levelled up at 1-1 and the hosts are in no mood to lose at their home. England marked win in the first game by 6 wickets and then Pakistan bounced back with a powerful 10 wickets win.
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam break records
The pair broke many records during their double-century stand. They have 1929 runs as partners which is the most in T20I history, surpassing the pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan who held the record with 1743 runs.
Babar and Rizwan have also recorded seven-century stands in T20Is which is a record. And the 203-run stand is the biggest chase in a T20 as well.
Pakistan star left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi posted a tweet after the record win which was filled with sarcasm, aimed at the critics who pointed out the relatively low strike rate of Babar and Rizwan harming Pakistan in T20Is.
England vs Pakistan Squad:
England Squad: Philip Salt(w), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Richard Gleeson, Olly Stone, Will Jacks, Jordan Cox, Tom Helm
Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Haris, Aamer Jamal