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England vs Pakistan 1st T20 Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Bairstow and Roy backed to lead England to victory

  • England play Pakistan in the 1st T20 at Old Trafford on Friday
  • England Test match players are not available for the T20 series
  • England’s Jonny Bairstow will be desperate to impress England selectors
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam is at the top of the ICC T20 batsmen rankings
  • Pakistan have been in poor T20 form with just 2 wins from their last 8 matches
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Jonny Bairstow was in magnificent form in his last T20 series against South Africa (Getty Images)

England and Pakistan meet at Old Trafford on Friday for the 1st T20 of a three-match series. The hosts should have too much firepower but it will be worth keeping an eye on Pakistan's Babar Azam who has been superb in the T20 format.

England Form


England haven’t played T20 cricket since February when they beat South Africa 2-1 in South Africa. Going into the final match the series level at 1-1, England claimed the decisive match by four wickets.

The hosts batted first and scored a huge 222 runs. England however chased magnificently to win in the final over by five wickets at Centurion. 

A superb 64 by Jonny Bairstow was backed up well by Eoin Morgan who scored 57 runs from 22 balls. 

England News


England won’t have any of their Test team available as they take some time off after two Test series. 

They still have plenty of first choice players available in Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.

Pakistan Form


Pakistan were ranked No.1 in the world in T20 cricket for a long period but a poor run of form has seen them drop down the rankings. Six losses in their last eight isn’t much to write home about but they did win their last match.

In February 2020 Bangladesh batted first in Karachi but only managed a measly 136 runs in their 20 overs. Pakistan cruised to a nine wicket win with three overs to spare. 

Babar Azam again showed his credentials as the best batsman in the world in T20 cricket by scoring an unbeaten 66 runs.

Pakistan News


Pakistan have a full squad available. They will look to blood some young talent in Muhammad Musa, Khushdil Shah and Usman Shinwari while the experience of Sarfaraz Ahmed is also available.

England vs Pakistan Head to Head


England lead 7-2 in their last 10 T20 matches against Pakistan with one tie. The last match between the sides saw England win by seven wickets in Cardiff in 2019.

England vs Pakistan Odds


England are favourites at 1.57 with bet365 while Pakistan has odds of 2.37. 

Jonny Bairstow is paying 3.25 to be England’s best batsman closely followed by Jason Roy at 4.00. For Pakistan Babar Azam can be backed at 2.50 to be their best batsman.

England vs Pakistan Match Up


This should be a cracking T20 series with both teams full of some of the best limited overs cricket players in the world. 

Pakistan’s batting will be a slight concern but Babar Azam has proven his ability in English conditions by topping the run-scoring charts in the Vitality Blast in 2019.

England vs Pakistan Stats


  • England have won 4 of their last 5 T20 matches.
  • England’s Jason Roy has scored 40 and 70 runs in his last 2 T20 international matches.
  • England’s Jonny Bairstow has scored 64, 35 and 23 runs in his last 3 T20 international matches.
  • Pakistan have lost 6 of their last 8 T20 matches.
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored 66 runs in his last T20 international match.
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam is ranked as the best T20 batsman in the world.
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored the most runs in the 2019 Vitality Blast (in England).

England vs Pakistan FAQ

Where can you watch England vs Pakistan live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the England vs Pakistan live stream online.

Where is the England vs Pakistan 1st T20 match being played?

The England vs Pakistan 1st T20 match is being played at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

When is the England vs Pakistan 1st T20 match being played?

The England vs Pakistan 1st T20 match is being played on Friday 28 August 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing England opening batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy to score big. Pakistan's Babar Azam cannot be ignored in the T20 format and is tipped to get among the runs.

Best Bet: Bairstow Over 25.5 Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Roy Over 24.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best Pakistan Batsman Tip: Babar Azam Best Pakistan Batsman @150 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
To Score 50+ Runs Tip: Jonny Bairstow To Score 50+ Runs @275 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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