Pakistan vs England 2022: Pakistan is all set to host England for the first time in 17 years. Both sides are scheduled to lock horns with each other in the seven-match T20I series. The first game will be played on Tuesday (20th September) in Karachi with the second, third, and fourth games to be played on September 22, 23, and 25 respectively at the same venue. The last three matches will be played on September 28, 30, and October 2 in Lahore.
Pakistan vs England 2022: National Stadium Karachi, Pitch Report for the first T20I between Pakistan and England
The first match of the seven-T20I series between Pakistan and England is scheduled to take place at National Stadium Karachi on Tuesday (20th September). Talking about the pitch report at the venue, so far 7 T20 matches have taken place out of which, 5 are won by teams batting first whereas the chasing side has only 2 wins to their name.
The last time the T20I game was played at the venue was between Pakistan and West Indies saw over 400 runs being scored. The hosts chased the mammoth target of 208 runs with 7 wickets in hand.
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The average first and second innings total at the venue is 191 and 135 respectively, which suggests that the teams batting first will have an advantage. The record at the venue suggests that it’s a batting paradise and the captain winning the toss would want to bat first and put runs on the board and pressure on the opposition.
Pakistan vs England 2022: National Stadium Karachi Weather Conditions
The weather conditions for the first T20I between Pakistan and England are expected to be hot and humid with clear skies. The temperature is likely to be about around the early 30s when the game will begin at 8:00 PM IST.
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The match is expected to be high scoring with humidity around 75%. There will be no rain threat and it is expected that viewers will be able to watch the full match without any interruptions.