The T20 Cricket World Cup is down to its final two teams. Pakistan and England will meet in the T20 Cricket World Cup final on Sunday, with the biggest prize in white ball cricket up for grabs.
England reached the final despite a slow start to the tournament. The English improved as the Super 12 went on and impressed with a semifinal victory over the heavily favoured India.
Pakistan overcame New Zealand in the other semifinal. The Black Caps were favoured to go through, but Pakistan defeated New Zealand to reach the tournament’s final on Sunday.
Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan and Azam Babar hit half-centuries versus New Zealand. The duo will hope to remain hot versus the English.
The winner of Sunday’s final in Melbourne will clinch their second T20 Cricket World Cup win. Only the West Indies have won two tournament finals previously. Pakistan or England will equal the West Indies for most tournament wins all time.
Pakistan vs England Betting Odds
England must bowl well against Pakistan to have any hope of winning the final. Pakistan’s hitting has come alive behind the bat of Rizwan. He has 160 runs, which leads Pakistan.
Shan Masood has 137 runs in the tournament. The duo is an example of the heavy-hitting bats in the Pakistan XI. Pakistan weren’t exceptional in the group stage. Their progression to the semifinals was a little fortunate, as South Africa suddenly went into a tailspin.
Bookmakers have Pakistan as the underdog for the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. England have a strong head-to-head record against Pakistan and bookmakers believe the English are more likely to lift the tournament trophy.
England are at the best betting odds of 8/13 to win the T20 Cricket World Cup final. England defeated India by 10 wickets in the semifinals. It was a shock result, as India were highly touted as a potential tournament winner.
Alex Hales went for 86 runs against India. England’s issue for much of the tournament was poor hitting. However, against India, England excelled. India had been praised for their great bowling. Yet, England’s hitters stepped up. Jos Buttler and Hales partnered to score all of England’s 170 runs. The duo set a new T20 Cricket World Cup record.
Hales is 3/1 to finish as England’s top batter. Rizwan is 12/5 to be Pakistan’s top batter. Buttler is at the best betting odds of 11/4 to finish as England’s best batter.
When is the T20 World Cup Final?
Pakistan and England will meet in the T20 Cricket World Cup final on Sunday, November 13. The World Cup rivals will play at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The match will begin at 19:00 (7:00 PM) local time.
The match will begin at 8:00 AM UK time on Sunday morning. Cricket fans can wake up to some great T20 cricket from down under.
What is Pakistan’s T20 Cricket World Cup fixture list?
Pakistan 160/6 vs 159/8 Pakistan – October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Pakistan 179/2 vs 123/9 Netherlands – October 27 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Pakistan 133/9 vs 137/5 South Africa – October 30 at Perth Stadium
Pakistan 184/6 vs 145/6 Bangladesh – November 2 at Adelaide Oval
Pakistan 186/5 vs 115 Zimbabwe – November 6 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Semifinal: Pakistan 153/3 vs 152/4 New Zealand – November 9 at Sydney Cricket Ground
What is England’s T20 Cricket World Cup fixture list?
Afghanistan 112 vs England 113/5 – October 22 at Perth Stadium
Ireland 157 vs 105/5 England – October 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Match Abandoned: Australia vs England – October 28 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
New Zealand 159/6 vs 179/6 England –November 1 at The Gabba
Sri Lanka 141/8 v. 144/6 England – November 5 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Semifinal: India 168/6 vs 170/0 England – November 10 at Adelaide Oval
Pakistan vs England T20 H2H
England hold a strong head-to-head record against Pakistan. The English won 18 of the 28 matches the two teams played previously in T20 cricket. Pakistan posted nine wins from the teams’ 28 games. One match finished with no result.
Seven of England’s wins came on neutral ground compared to two wins for Pakistan at neutral venues. Meanwhile, England are 7-3 at home versus Pakistan, and 4-4 on the road.
History supports an England win in the T20 Cricket World Cup final. Can the English pull off the win?
Pakistan vs England Key Players
Alex Hales is the key to England on Sunday. He was England’s top batter in the last two games versus Sri Lanka and India. Few fans would have predicted Hales’ incredible 86-run performance versus India in the semifinals.
Mohammed Rizwan went for 57 runs against New Zealand in the final four. He was stellar against a strong New Zealand team. Azam Babar hit a half-century against the Black Caps. The final is shaping up to be the battle of duos. England have Buttler and Hales, while Pakistan have Babar and Rizwan.
Pakistan: Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C) Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
England: Jos Buttler (C and WK), Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Pakistan vs England Betting Tips
Both teams started the T20 Cricket World Cup slowly but have come on strong since the weak starts. England’s bats finally came to life against India.
Hopes will be high that they can remain hot. Pakistan also batted well in the semifinals. Both teams will hope their starting duos will produce runs.
Sunday’s final could be a hitters’ paradise. The offensive fireworks could go off, with both sides living on the long ball.
The team that bats second will have an advantage. It will likely be better to chase a lead than try to hold onto it with the two in-form offences. If England can hit second, they should get the runs needed to defeat Pakistan.
England’s bowlers are good enough to hold onto a lead. However, it could be easier for them to chase Pakistan down. Our betting tips prediction is for England to lift their second T20 Cricket World Cup trophy.