England recently won the ODI series against Pakistan with their second-string side. Both teams will now play three-match T20I series starting 16th July. All the key players of the home side have returned for the T20I series. Pakistan have faced a lot of criticism for their performance in ODIs and would like to come back in the shortest format. The series will act as a good platform for the upcoming T20 World Cup preparations.
Head to Head: Both teams have met in 18 T20Is so far, in which 11 have been won by England, while Pakistan registered victory in 5 games.
0 – Pakistan are yet to win a T20I bilateral series (Min 2 matches) against England. In the five series played, three have been won by England while two were drawn.
1996 – In the last 15 bilateral series played against Pakistan at home across formats, England have not lost a single series. The last time Pakistan won a bilateral series against England in England was in 1996.
93 – Fakhar Zaman has scored 3907 runs in 149 innings he has played in T20 cricket. He needs 93 more runs to complete 4000 T20 runs.
52 – England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has aggregated 6948 runs in 266 T20 innings. He is 52 runs away from completing 7000 T20 runs.
28 – Eoin Morgan has scored only 105 runs in his last 10 innings in T20I format with a high score of 28. His last score of 50+ was in August 2020, and he will be hoping to regain form in this series.
33 – Mohammad Rizwan has scored 967 runs in international cricket this year. He needs 33 more runs to complete 1000 runs in 2021. He will become the second player after Joe Root (1038) to reach the milestone.
117 – Babar Azam is also not far behind from Rizwan in terms of runs (883) in 2021, and is 117 runs away from completing 1000 runs.
20 – Eoin Morgan has scored 9980 runs across formats while playing for England. He is 20 runs away from completing 10000 runs for the country. Overall, he has aggregated 10724 international runs with the rest of the runs made while playing for Ireland.
68 – Jason Roy has scored 4932 runs in 148 innings in international cricket. He requires 68 more runs to complete 5000 runs across formats.
166 – Eoin Morgan has scored 1334 runs as captain in 57 innings. He needs 166 more runs to become the first England player to complete 1500 T20 runs as a captain.
2 – Hasan Ali has picked up 48 wickets in 36 matches in his T20I career so far. He will become the second fastest Pakistan bowler to reach the milestone after Umar Gul (36 matches) if he takes minimum 2 wickets in the first match.
6 – Moeen Ali has picked up 294 wickets in 208 matches in international cricket. He is only 6 wickets away from completing 300 wickets across formats.