Shadab Khan is in contention for a comeback, not least since his teammate Usman Qadir did not bowl a ball on Sunday after injuring his thumb when taking a sensational catch off Hales in the powerplay. Meanwhile, Naseem Shah has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game due to a viral infection.
Pakistan (probable): 1 Babar Azam (cap), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk.), 3 Shan Masood, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed, 5 Khushdil Shah, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan/Usman Qadir, 8 Shahnawaz Dahani, 9 Mohammad Hasnain, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Wasim.
Chris Woakes, who is still recovering from knee surgery, might make his first white-ball debut since November, while Richard Gleeson has recovered from the back problem that plagued him in Karachi. After a difficult start to the series on surfaces that don’t suit his game, Dawid Malan stepped aside in Karachi to give Will Jacks a (brief) shot at No. 3.
However, as England’s lock at first drop for the World Cup in Australia, he is expected to have first dibs on the new venue. In terms of clinching the series, England may opt to recall Wood for this game in order to have him available for the final on Sunday if necessary.
England (probable): 1 Phil Salt (wk.), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (cap), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Liam Dawson, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
Trivia and Statistics
England has never played a Twenty20 International at the Gadaffi Stadium. In fact, when England last played any international match in Lahore, on the ODI leg of their 2005-06 tour, there had only been three such matches worldwide.
Babar Azam needs 61 more runs in T20Is to reach 3000. If he does so in his next innings, his 80th in the format, he will break India’s Virat Kohli’s record of 81.
Pitch and weather
Two strips have been prepared for the Lahore leg of the series, implying that the surface for Wednesday’s game will be the same as the one used in Game Seven, with the alternate being used in between.
Due to heavy rain on match day, both teams postponed training and thus an opportunity to assess conditions, though the ground currently appears dry enough to require an additional spinner.
When will the 5th T20 match between Pakistan and England take place?
The fifth T20 encounter between Pakistan and England will take place on September 28.
Where will the 5th T20 match between Pakistan and England take place?
The 5th T20 match between Pakistan and England will be contested at Lahore’s Gadaffi Stadium.
When does the 5th T20 match between Pakistan and England start?
The fifth T20 encounter between Pakistan and England will begin at 8 p.m. IST. The toss will be held at 7.30 p.m. IST.
In India, where can you watch Pakistan vs. England’s 5th T20 match live on TV?
In India, the 5th T20 match between Pakistan and England will be televised on Sony Sports Network.
Where can you watch Pakistan vs. England’s 5th T20 live in India?
The 5th T20 match between Pakistan and England will be broadcast live on Sony Liv’s website and app.
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