ENG vs PAK: In the T20 World Cup 2022 final (T20 WC 2022 Final), England won the toss and elected to bowl first. There has been no change in the playing-11 of both the teams. That is, the teams have entered the field with their playing-11 combination that won the semi-finals.
Here, choosing to bowl after winning the toss for England can prove to be a profitable deal. In fact, 18 T20 matches have been held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground so far, in which the team batting first has won 10 times, while the team batting first has won only 7 times. One match is inconclusive. Out of 7 matches won by the team batting first, the margin of loss in 4 matches has been 5 or less. That is, batting later on this ground has been more beneficial.
How is Melbourne’s pitch?
The new ball will get good swing at the start of both the innings on the Melbourne wicket. This ground has been helpful for fast bowlers. Spinners get less help here. However, due to the big boundaries, it will not be easy to hit big shots against the spinners. Till now 200 runs have not been scored here even once. Let us tell you that there is a possibility of rain in Melbourne today and the match can go to the reserve day.
Playing-11 of both the teams:
Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah.
England: Jos Buttler (c, wk), Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Harry Brooke, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.