PK-A vs EN-A: England Lions will be searching for comfort in the shortest format after failing to win both unofficial Test and ODI series to Pakistan A. They would look to start the two-match series with a win. The ODI series was closely contested and the visitors displayed skill and talent but lost key moments to let the series slip away.
Pakistan A have retained most of the unit that partook in the ODI series and would be bursting with confidence coming into the T20 series. They would be looking to make it three series wins in a row.
PK-A VS EN-A PLAYING 11
England Lions Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Davies
Batsmen – Sam Hain (Doubt: Nick Gubbins, Max Holden, Tom Kohler-Cadmore)
All-rounders – Lewis Gregory, Joe Clarke, Liam Livingstone (Doubt: Danny Briggs)
Bowlers – Saqib Mahmood, Mark Wood (Doubt: Dominic Bess, James Porter)
Pakistan A Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Muhammad Hassan
Batsmen – Shan Masood, Adil Amin, Israrullah (Doubt: Mukhtar Ahmed)
All-rounders – Zohaib Khan, Ammad Butt (Doubt: Amir Yamin)
Bowlers – Waqas Maqsood, Umaid Asif (Doubt: Muhammad Irfan, Irfan Jr, Irfan Khan)
PK-A VS EN-A SQUADS
England Lions squad: Lewis Gregory(c), Dominic Bess, Saqib Mahmood, Jamie Overton, James Porter, Mark Wood, Danny Briggs, Joe Clarke, Alex Davies, Nick Gubbins, Sam Hain, Max Holden, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Liam Livingstone
Pakistan A squad: Shan Masood (c), Mukhtar Ahmed, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Irfan, Irfan Jr, Irfan Khan, Ammad Butt, Israrullah, Adil Amin, Muhammad Hassan (WK), Amir Yamin, Zohaib Khan and Waqas Maqsood