Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Pakistan V England T20 Stats Preview
England has a 5-2 record against Pakistan in Twenty20 internationals, winning the last 3 games.
England is the currently number 1 ranked T20 side. They are also defending champions of the World T20 which they will be defending later this year in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan have won 62% of their T20 internationals with 31 wins in 50 encounters.
Pakistan have won 7 out of 14 T20 internationals since the 2010 World T20 & 13 out of 26 since winning the 2009 edition.
Misbah ul Haq has won all his 5 T20 internationals as Pakistan captain. The statesmen captain is also Pakistan’s leading run scorer in the format with an astonishing career average of above 35 whilst maintaining a SR of above 110.
Stuart Broad has captained England in 2 T20 internationals, winning against India, but losing to Sri Lanka.
The last time these two sides met in T20s was in September 2010 for a 2 match series with England winning both matches easily.
Pakistan played their very first T20 international against England in Bristol 2006 with Pakistan winning.
England played Pakistan in 2 T20 internationals in the UAE with the series drawn at 1-1, Pakistan winning the latter.
Awais Zia may only average 13 in List A matches; however the explosive left handed dasher was an integral part of the Rawalpindi Rams team which won the Faysal Bank Super 8s in Faisalabad last summer. Awais was Pakistan’s stand out performer in the SAARC Under 25 tournament in the Maldives.
Pakistan’s record for T20 Series in the UAE
2009 beat Australia 1-0
2009 beat New Zealand 2-0
2010 drew with England 1-1
2010 lost against South Africa 2-0
2011 beat Sri Lanka 1-0
England have 7 T20s scheduled before the defence of their title