- Pakistan v England
- T20 International series, Game Four (of seven)
- Sunday September 25, 2022, 3.30pm (UK)
- National Stadium, Karachi
I’ve seen a lot of Harry Brook this summer and have regularly uttered one simple word. Wow! Last night was no different with 81 not out off 35 balls to set up a 63-run win.
This batter has the ability to be one of England’s best ever players, though he is just batting a bit low in the order at five to be regularly considered for bets such as top batter in T20s. If he was batting at three, say, I’d be all over him.
Despite Pakistan relinquishing the advantage, there is still time to turn this around. It has been a tough series to predict results wise given both sides have struggled for consistency.
My initial hunch was that the hosts would win the series, so with four games to play, I’m going to stick with my gut and take the 7/4 bet365 have on Babar Azam’s men to win the series.
Runs, runs, runs
A feature of this series, as expected has been big totals.
Totals of 199-5, 203-0 and 221-3 have featured in the opening three games, as have individual scores of 88, 110 and 81.
I would be confident of the highest individual score in tomorrow’s fourth fixture to be over 73.5, which is priced up at 5/6 with bet365.
I love watching Rizwan go about his cricket, not just with the bat but with the wicket keeping gloves. He always looks as if he’s having the time of his life.
As good as Babar Azam is, if I was fulfilling a fantasy team Rizwan would be my choice between the two.
The opener has scored three half-centuries in his last four T20 internationals, including 88 not out in the second game of this series.
Betfair Sportsbook have him at 10/3 to be Pakistan’s top batter tomorrow, a price which I would be more than happy to take given the 30-year-old’s form and quality.
Rizwan Player Performance
Sticking with Rizwan, I’m also going to go with a variation on the player performance theme which is a bet I like with bet365.
Here, though, I’m returning to betfair’s #OddsOnThat selections to go with an 11/2 shot on Rizwan to hit a six, take a catch and complete a stumping in this fixture.
I’m actually going to go against stats here. Not in terms of the batting because he’s hit six sixes in the three games so far. But, amazingly, he hasn’t taken either a catch or completed stumping. Surely that can’t continue!
For small stakes, I would be willing to take a punt that things will change in this game. Pakistan have two spinners in their attack in Usman Qadir and Mohammad Nawaz, so there should be plenty of chance for the stumping.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.