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Tuesday Jul 20 2021
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Sports Desk

Pak vs Eng: Hasan Ali fit to play final T20 against England

By
Sports Desk
Hasan Ali. File photo
Hasan Ali. File photo

LAHORE: Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali has been declared fit by the medical panel and will be available for final T20I against England played today at Old Trafford, Manchester.

LAHORE: Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali has been declared fit by the medical panel and will be available for final T20I against England played today at Old Trafford, Manchester.

According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the medical panel has declared Hasan Ali fit to play and available for selection today.

The fast bowler has missed the first two T20Is against England due to strain in his left leg.

Pakistan eye series win

Pakistan have to fight back to take the T20I series from England when both teams meet tonight to play the third and final match.

Both teams have won one match each – Pakistan by 31 runs in the first match at Nottingham on Friday and England by 45 runs in the second at Leeds on Sunday.

Pakistan still has a chance to win the T20I series and take revenge from England after going through a humiliating clean sweep in the three-match ODI series.

Pakistan have always been ahead of other countries in this shortest format of cricket by playing the most T20Is and winning the most number of matches. They have played 172 T20I matches so far, while no other country has played even 150 matches.

Similarly, Pakistan is the only country in the world to record one hundred or more victories as they have won 105 games so far in this format.

Unfortunately, they do not have an impressive record against England in T20 International cricket as they have won only six matches out of 12 against England, with one match tied and one with no result.

Despite having a batting powerhouse, consisting of young and energetic players along with experienced allrounder Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan depend only on their skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Both batsmen are displaying good form.

Pakistan also have a battery of fast bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf and the services of good spinners Shadab Khan and Usman Qadir, but they have not been lucky enough to bowl to give a tough time to the opponents.