Pakistan’s Likely Playing XI for 4th T20I vs England


Pakistan is set to face England in the fourth T20I at The Oval, London, on May 30, following the abandonment of the third match due to heavy rain at Sophia Gardens on Tuesday.

With the third match of the four-game series washed out, Pakistan must win the last match to level the series. A victory is crucial for the Men in Green as they seek to gain momentum before the T20 World Cup.

Skipper Babar Azam is expected to anchor the batting lineup from the crucial one-down position. His role will be pivotal in stabilizing the innings and providing a solid foundation for the middle-order hitters.

Opening the innings, the team faces a choice between the young Saim Ayub or the dynamic Usman Khan, alongside the consistent Mohammad Rizwan. This opening partnership will be crucial in setting the tone against a formidable England bowling attack.

Mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed might replace Shadab Khan, who conceded 55 runs in the last match. Testing Abrar Ahmed in the final game of the series could provide a fresh challenge for the opposition.

Mohammad Amir could be rested in this game, with Abbas Afridi coming back into the playing XI to add more pace to the attack alongside Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf.

Expected Playing XI

  1. Mohammad Rizwan
  2. Usman Khan
  3. Babar Azam (C)
  4. Fakhar Zaman
  5. Azam Khan (wk)
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Imad Wasim
  8. Shaheen Afridi
  9. Abbas Afridi
  10. Haris Rauf
  11. Abrar Ahmed